Oakwood Cemetery is pleased to congratulate our good friend, Michelle Kratts on being named the City Historian of Niagara Falls, NY by Mayor Paul Dyster. Michelle follows in some mighty footsteps of previous Historians and will be a great ambassador for the City's stories.
Michelle is a local author and has been involved with several publications, including "The Missed", "Haunted, True Tales of Niagara", "Buon Appetito" a book of Italian American restaurateurs in Niagara Falls, NY along with recipes. Kratts writes for the prestigious Western New York Heritage Magazine. She has also written extensively for the Oakwood Cemetery's website and her works are consistently the top articles read on our site. Michelle's passion for finding the full story will be a great asset for the city. As an author and genealogist, Michelle can take a shred of evidence and track it down, finding all the facts, then turn it into an item of interest for the general public.
Kratts, just recently was awarded a Masters Degree in Library Science and is a librarian/genealogist at the Lewiston Public Library. She lives in Niagara Falls, NY with her husband and 3 children and several assorted animals.