Each of us has a story – a story about who we are and where we came from, about the people we love, the friendships we’ve made, what we’ve done during our life, and the qualities that define us.
Here at Forest Lawn, more than 161,000 souls now rest under our perpetual care. That’s more than 161,000 stories - some of which are familiar to all; most only to those who played a part in them. In any case, we’re committed to ensuring that the stories do not end within our gates, which is why we’re so pleased to be able to share them with the world at the Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center and here on the Forest Lawn website.
We invite you to explore our extensive archive of more than 1.2 million historical documents, including the most comprehensive family archives in Western New York, with 350,000 individual family records, and growing by 3,500 per year.
Here, we're pleased to present the stories of some of our most famous "permanent residents."
Find out more about Congresswoman, Shirley Chisholm here.More Information
Find out more about the Thirteenth President of the United States, Millard Fillmore.More Information
Find out more about musician Rick James here.More Information
Find more about Red Jacket, the Great Chieftain of the Seneca Indians.More Information
Learn more about the man who wrote the final draft of the Confederate surrender terms at Appomattox.More Information
Find out more about George N. Pierce, the originator and manufacturer of the Pierce Arrow automobile.More Information