America's First Municipal Victorian Cemetery
Speaking Stones Papers
The Speaking Stones Papers is a collection of 288 papers written by University of Rochester students as part of a class taught by the late Dr. Emil Homerin. The students studied funeral traditions and rituals and explored the ways in which images and words on gravestones help resolve the loss of a loved one by forging symbolic connections between the living and the dead. As part of their research the students were required to select a gravestone in Mount Hope Cemetery and research the lives and deaths of the people buried beneath the stone.
Mt. Hope & Riverside Cemetery Records: Search
This database is an online version of a 4-cd set of microfilmed images produced with a New York State grant. Some 360,000 burials in Mount Hope Cemetery over a period of 164 years are included here, as well as the records of Riverside Cemetery. The database (hosted by University of Rochester's Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation) only includes records up until early 2002. All records since that time have been computerized and are available by contacting the cemetery directly.
An on-line tour of "Rochester's Hope," an exhibit on the University of Rochester's various relations with Mount Hope Cemetery, past and present.
Riverside and Mount Hope Cemeteries
This website serves both cemeteries operated by the City of Rochester.
The Monroe County GenWeb
Follow the "Cemeteries" tab to find tombstone transcriptions and maps.
The Rochester Genealogical Society
Find digitized Lot maps at this site.
The Rochester Public Library, Local History & Genealogy Division
Find indexes and databases to aid in locating death dates, and also local newspapers on microfilm for use on site.
City Of Rochester
City Hall official website.
Association for Gravestone Studies
AGS was founded in 1977 for the purpose of furthering the study and preservation of gravestones.
National Parks Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom
The NPS UGRR NTF tells the story of resistance against the institution of slavery in the United States through escape and flight. The story is illustrative of a basic founding principle of this Nation, that all human beings embrace the right to self-determination and freedom from oppression. Through this National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program, NPS is demonstrating the significance of the Underground Railroad not only in the eradication of slavery, but as a cornerstone of our national civil rights movement.
Official website of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, with things to do, history, programs, and gallery of images.
George Eastman House
Collects and interprets images, films, and equipment in the disciplines of photography and motion pictures.
Landmark Society of Western New York
The Landmark Society of Western New York operates two house museums and a historic garden: Stone-Tolan House (oldest house in the Rochester area), Campbell-Whittlesey House (a Greek Revival masterpiece from 1836), and Ellwanger Garden (a perennial garden established in 1867). Landmark Society staff answer inquiries about the upkeep and restoration of historic homes, buildings, and landscapes.
Genesee Country Village & Museum
The largest living history museum in New York State.
Rochester Museum & Science Center
A great place to learn more about science, technology, and natural history.
Susan B. Anthony House
The Susan B. Anthony House was the home of the legendary women's suffrage leader during the most politically active period of her life, and the site of her famous arrest for voting in 1872.
Rochester Historical Society
Rochester's oldest surviving museum, founded in 1860 by Lewis Henry Morgan and re-incorporated in 1887 by Mrs. Gilman H. Perkins.
Take your seat beneath the Planetarium's 65-foot dome, one of the world's largest, and enjoy a spectacular star show, giant-screen film, or laser show.
The Strong – National Museum of Play
A history of toys and play, and an active, fun place for children to visit.