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Niagara Gazette: Oakwood Cemetery archiving helping to dig up local mysteries

By February 16, 2021April 15th, 2021Museums & Preservation

The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area is uncovering mysteries in the city by funding the Oakwood Cemetery Burial Permit Digital Archive Project and the Niagara Falls Public Library Local History Collection Project. Niagara Falls is known for its role in the Underground Railroad but only a few precious artifacts have survived.

Founded in 1852, Oakwood Cemetery holds some of the city’s oldest records. Tim Baxter, director of operations at the cemetery, is pleased to have the opportunity to digitize its extensive burial records collection from which the public can learn…

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