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Betty Frain (#46858568)
 member for 9 years, 1 month, 25 days
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Twenty-five years ago a friend told me she had a new hobby, genealogy, and how much fun she was having. I immediately contacted my mother who informed me that we owned three family Bibles. I have been deep into this ever since. I started with my mother's family in Loudoun County, VA. Her parents were third cousins, a fact she did not know. Of course I added my father's family, my husband's family, and both my daughter-in-law's and son-in-law's families. Then by adding wives, mothers, sisters, brothers, ancestors, descendants, I have ended up with a database of about 37,000. All are related to me or to someone I am related to.
Most of my time has been spent in Loudoun County, Virginia. I wrote two books on Union Cemetery in Leesburg, a book on Monocacy Cemetery in Bealsville, Montgomery County, MD, Death Records of Fairfax County, VA, and co-authored books on the Death Records of Loudoun County, VA and Marriages after 1850 in Loudoun County, Va. I have also been involved in the preparation of Cemetery Books published by Thomas Balch Library. All of these books are available through Heritage Books.

I am more than happy to share any information I have. My cemetery pictures are there for anyone who needs them. They have been taken over the last 19 years. I will ask that you let me know if you are using a family picture because that means you are probably at least a cousin and I want to know you.

If you see errors, please let me know. Let's get all these people linked! But PLEASE everyone, use the Edit button on the memorial that needs changing! It takes about 2 minutes to make changes using that button. It can take 1/2 an hour or more to find the memorial you would like changed, if you don't use that button, and often I cannot be sure if I am looking at the correct person even then. In that case I may spend an hour or more looking. That takes away from someone else's time. Be fair!


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Thank you very much for the transfers, your work on all of these is very much appreciated.
Thank you.
Added by Pete on Oct 04, 2015 3:25 PM
Thank you for the transfers! I really appreciate it a lot!
Added by Stoogette on Sep 13, 2015 3:18 PM
C Cox
Thanks for the great photo.

Added by C Cox on Sep 10, 2015 8:30 AM
Lisa Squared
The Vasco marker
Thank you so very much for taking the photo at Gate of Heaven. They are my paternal grandparents. I have moved to New Orleans and cannot visit them anymore like I used to. I fill requests for strangers here. Now I understand the feelings of joy, sadness, recognition and completion that the ones left behind experience. Thank you again. Lisa.
Added by Lisa Squared on Sep 10, 2015 7:56 AM
Gus Giegengack

Thank you very much for photographing Gus Giegengack's marker. I appreciate it.
Added by ABC on Sep 07, 2015 12:34 PM
Barnett Wirin
Thanks for the info. Sometimes I've found the obits just have the wrong cemetery!
Added by hgs205 on Sep 06, 2015 7:04 PM
Elizabeth Dix
RE: Robert Claffy
Thank you Betty! I would like that very much.
Added by Elizabeth Dix on Sep 04, 2015 5:26 AM
Elizabeth Dix
Robert Claffy
Thank you Betty for the photo of my uncles grave stone. I really appreciate your fast response!!
Added by Elizabeth Dix on Sep 03, 2015 5:36 PM
Tammy Hawes
Keith Hawes #53659922
Also just found my uncle 😌. Thanks
Added by Tammy Hawes on Sep 02, 2015 10:43 PM
Tammy Hawes
Ruth Hawes #53659923
Hi Betty. I was looking for more of my family and found that you created a memorial for my grandmother Ruth Hawes. Would you be willing to transfer it over to me?
Added by Tammy Hawes on Sep 02, 2015 10:41 PM
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