The Evergreens Cemetery was organized in 1849 as a non-sectarian cemetery, under the Rural Cemetery Act of 1847. The cemetery borders Brooklyn and Queens and covers 225 acres of rolling hills and gently sloping meadows. It features several thousand trees and flowering shrubs in a park like setting.

The Evergreens is the final resting place of more than 526,000 people. It offers a selection of burial options including family lots (two graves and up), single graves (accommodates up to three interments when possible), an urn garden, community and private family mausoleums. Our new Chapel Mausoleum and Niches has been completed. The Evergreens Cemetery was named to the National Register of Historic Places.

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The Evergreens is easily accessible by major highways and public transportation.

The Evergreens boasts more than its fair share of fascinating stories about New York and Brooklyn history, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, race relations, labor issues, entertainers, and more...

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Search the interment records of The Cemetery of the Evergreens. We currently have records available online for more than 300,000 of the over 500,000 people interred at the Evergreens. This list is mostly complete from 1849 - 1877 and from 1942 - present. Additional records are being added regularly. Matching names will be displayed with the date of burial. Further genealogical information may be had by contacting the cemetery directly. MORE