Genealogy

Discover Buffalo's stories…and yours!

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 online here on the Forest Lawn website.

At Forest Lawn, we are protecting, conserving and making publicly accessible one of WNY’s most precious assets – our collection of more than 1.2 million historic documents, including the most comprehensive family archives in Western New York. Whether you’re a professional genealogist, a student doing research for a school project, or someone who would like to know more about your own family history, you’ll find the information, tools and support available to you at the Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center, as well as those now accessible on the Forest Lawn website to be exceptionally valuable.

Click here for a list of the genealogy research services provided by our professional genealogy consultants.

Click here to submit a request for genealogy research.

Locate a Loved One

Locate a Loved One

At Forest Lawn we are the stewards of the most extensive collection of burial documents in Western New York, including the most comprehensive family archives.

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Margaret L. Wendt Archive & Resource Center

Margaret L. Wendt Archive & Resource Center

The Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center is an archival "center of excellence" for protecting, conserving and making publicly accessible one of WNY's most precious assets.

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Remembering WNY Veterans Killed in Action in Vietnam

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Genealogy Research

Genealogy Research

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