Members of my family are buried at Woodlawn. How do I find out who owns the property and what do I need to do to use the remaining space?

Contact our administration department to review or update the ownership records associated with a lot, crypt or niche. In New York State, burial rights are transferred from one generation to another at time of death unless specifically specified otherwise in a will. The descendants of the original lot owner are required to file an heirship affidavit (family tree) with the cemetery to identify the current owners (thereby granting them burial rights).