Our cemeteries are the stewards of the most extensive collection of cremation and burial documents in Western New York, including the most comprehensive family archives. The records of individuals who are buried (in ground or above ground) at any Forest Lawn Group cemetery or were cremated at the Forest Lawn Cremation Company are included in this database. Among the cemeteries included are Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, New York; Lakeside Cemetery in Hamburg, New York; St. Matthew’s Cemetery in West Seneca, New York; the Williamsville Cemetery and Gethsemane Cemetery – both in Williamsville, New York; Lancaster Rural Cemetery in the Town of Lancaster, Oakwood Cemetery in East Aurora, Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica, Griffins Mills Cemetery in West Falls, and the Freedom Cemeteries in the Town of Freedom, as well as the Buffalo Cremation Company in Buffalo, New York.

Important Notice:
Users of Apple products – Iphone & Ipad will have to turn off Pop Up Blocker on their Safari web browser to view linked documents (Safari web browser defaults to this being turned on). To do this simply go into settings on your device – select Safari and turn off Pop Up Blocker.

To do your search simply:

  1. Enter the first and last name of the individual you are looking for and click the “Search” button. (Note that if you do not select a specific cemetery or crematory your search will include records from all of our locations).
  2. When the search results appear, if there is more than one record with the same name, check the date of death to select the right record.
  3. When you’ve found the right record, links to the available documents can be accessed by clicking on the document icon for that record.

Further information concerning submitted content can be found in the Forest Lawn Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.