Gail writes at GenForum that she sent away for a list of interments at a large New York City cemetery. The response was a plea for money.
"Upon examination of our records, we find that there are outstanding annual care charges due on this graveholding in the amount of $1071.00. A remittance in the amount would be appreciated."
"We recommend that all graveholdings be placed under Perpetual Care. The cost for your graveholding is $1550.00, in addition to the annual care charges mentioned above."
Keep in mind that this graveholding was purchased in 1899, apparently by my great great grandmother. The last burial in the grave was in 1927.
I about had a heart attack when I got the letter--here I am requesting genealogy information and getting a bill for $2500 dollars! My husband said not to do him any favors and order interment lists for his side of the family!!! [Link]