ABOUT PAULA LEMIRE
A freelance consulting historian specializing in local subjects and, in particular, cemeteries and burial grounds. With over twenty years of experience as a poet and writer and over ten years in historic research, cemetery photography and web design. See below for a list of current projects.
Now available for personalized research at the Albany Rural Cemetery, including locating and photographing plots and/or headstones, transcription, and burial record retrieval. Please e-mail for details and pricing.
Also available for personal web design projects and custom local history research.
Credit cards accepted via invoice.
Above: An autumn walk along Consecration Lake at the historic Albany Rural Cemetery. Photo by Paula Lemire, 2014
Interested in prints of any of the photos featured on my blogs? Feel free to inquire by e-mail.
THE ALBANY HISTORY PAGE
Official web site for Broadway actor and recording artist Hugh Panaro - hugh-panaro.net
Articles, Personal Essays, and Photos:
Visiting Vale - a photo tour of Schenectady's historic Vale Cemetery
The Old Store - antique photos of a Sicilian immigrant's Albany store
Madonna della Catena - vintage photo of a statue in the former St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in Albany
The Helderberg Hermit - Bouck White and the Helderberg Castle
The Garden Gravestone - The mystery of a backyard headstone
The Old Lady of St. Mary's Park - 1932 newspaper article about the widow of a cemetery caretaker
Haunted Albany - a compilation of local ghost stories
The Potter's Field - list of burials in the Potter's Field at the Albany Rural Cemetery
The Lady In My Attic - a lovely old picture in fragments
Albany (NY Photo Blog - albanynydailyphoto.blogspot.com
The Church Grounds - albanychurchgrounds.wordpress.com
Albany Rural Cemetery blog - albanyruralcemetery.blogspot.com
Albany NY History blog - albanynyhistory.blogspot.com
Beyond The Graves (working title) - A history of the Albany Rural Cemetery (in progress - update coming soon)
A Something of Nobleness - The Story of Bouck White and the Helderberg Castle (in progress)
Publication credits (as PaulaAnne SharkeyLemire) include Chronogram, Hudson Valley Magazine, Kaatskill Life, Adirondac, The New Jersey Review of Literature, The Lonsdale, Canticle, Mandrake, Voices of Selene, Native Peoples Magazine, The Higginsville Reader, and New Hope Books.
The Church Grounds Project is
expanding and is now the Albany Cemetery Project with the goal of
creating an in-depth on-line digital history of the Albany Rural
Cemetery. Click here for details or to support this research