In the late 1980s, I had learned from a relative that many of my ancestors were buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden, MA. I wrote a letter to the cemetery office of the Archdiocese of Boston to inquire about information regarding Ashe family members that were buried there.
The letter of request was specific about John J and Edith C, and then asked for other information regarding the possible location of by Great-Grandfather Henry Ashe.
The office was very helpful, answering my hand written inquiry within a week.
The letter from the office noted the burial dates for John J, Edith C and John J Ashe Jr, including their age at the time of burial, and the plot location.
Included as well were maps to the gravesite locations.
According to their website, the Archdiocese of Boston cemetery office addresses are:
Charlestown [Boston, Mass.] Bunker Hill Cemetery
Lot sales 1834-1859
Roxbury [Boston, Mass.] Saint Joseph Cemetery
Lot sales 1852-1868
South Boston, Mass. Saint Augustine Cemetery
Lot sales 1840-1859
Copies of gravestones 1819-1850
List of graves copied from original records, undated
Cambridge, Mass. Cambridge Catholic Cemetery
Cambridge Catholic Cemetery has also been known as:
West Cambridge Cemetery
North Cambridge Cemetery
Cambridge Catholic Burying Ground
Lot sales 1845-1881
Lot assignment books 1845-1877
Canton, Mass. Saint Mary Cemetery
Lot sales 1864-1891
Danvers, Mass. Saint Mary of the Annunciation Cemetery
Lot sales 1868-1946
Framingham, Mass. Saint George Cemetery
Lot sales 1857
Lynn, Mass. Saint Mary Cemetery
Lot sales 1860-1884
Receipt/expense book 1942-1946
Malden, Mass. Holy Cross Cemetery
Income and expenses 1868-1907
Lot sales 1864-1874
Grave accounts 1875-1899
Perpetual care lists 1906-1919
Lot sales index book 1864-1898 includes Saint Mary, Malden
Malden, Mass. Saint Mary Cemetery
Lot sales stub book 1879-1890
Lot sales index 1864-1898 includes Holy Cross, Malden
Marlborough, Mass. Immaculate Conception Cemetery
Receipts and expenses 1929-1937
Lot sales 1847-1943
Lot assignments 1857-1936
Middleborough, Mass. Saint Mary Cemetery
Lot sales and burials 1891-1913, 1932.
Quincy, Mass. Saint Mary Cemetery
Lot purchases, price,
buyers, some burials 1885-1920
Watertown , Mass. Mount Auburn Catholic Cemetery
Lot sales 1854-1858
Lot assignments 1854-1881
I had included a fee of $5.00 at the time for their efforts. Today, they do not require a fee, but accept all donations and charge for research:
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Another page on this website gives a list of other Genealogical resources available to the public as well. There are a number of other facts I would like to find out for which this resource may become another help.