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Betty Frain (#46858568)
 member for 8 years, 5 months, 16 days
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Eighteen or nineteen 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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My apology for being so long getting to my mail and thanking you for the Duvall picture at Gate of Heaven and its posting on both memorials. It is much appreciated.
Added by Anonymous on Jan 09, 2015 7:14 PM
Karen Schmiech
Re: Robert Schmiech

Thanks so much for locating this gravesite for me. This puts another piece into my family tree puzzle. As Robert and my father were cousins, it's much appreciated.

Karen L. Schmiech
Added by Karen Schmiech on Jan 07, 2015 10:16 AM
Linda Williams
Keturah Carver Irwin memorial
Could you tell me why you have the top picture of the tombstone with the names Norris Hill on this memorial? Thanks.

Added by Linda Williams on Jan 04, 2015 10:28 AM
Deborah Winslow
Edit for Alice Irene/Margaret Alice Spicer Kidd
Hi Betty! I just saw your edit request for changing Alice Irene Spicer Kidd's name to Margaret Alice Kidd.

This was my grandmother, my mother's mother. Her legal name was Alice Irene Spicer. She hated the name Irene and then started to go by either Margaret Alice or Alice Margaret, sometimes Grandpa called her Peggy. I asked my Aunt, my mom's sister, what her name actually was. She told me Grandma never changed her name, just decided to go by Margaret and Alice, with no particular order to that, either.

So I'm not changing the memorial name but I am adding a note in the bio. Thanks!

Deb Winslow
York, Pa
Added by Deborah Winslow on Jan 03, 2015 3:02 PM
Carolyn Miller
Thanks for taken picture of Maurice Trainor.

Carolyn Miller
Added by Carolyn Miller on Jan 03, 2015 11:03 AM
Donna Hawkins
Ochs Family transfer
Hi Betty. Thank you so much for transferring my GGM and GG Aunt. I appreciate you doing that and so quickly.

Added by Donna Hawkins on Dec 30, 2014 7:43 PM
Richard Roberts
Thank you so much for photographing the crypts for my cousins. I know their daughter will be thrilled to see them.
Added by Richard Roberts on Dec 30, 2014 1:37 PM
Glenn Wallace
Thrasher's at Gate of Heaven
THANKS, again, Betty!!!!!
Added by Glenn Wallace on Dec 29, 2014 7:54 AM
Larry Hagemann
Myers at Union Cemetery & Hillsboro
Had small Christmas reunion in Leesburg with Myers family and was able to bring more clarity to Charles (Union) and Angel(Hillsboro Cem) via edits for you. Both were infant deaths...submitted via edit tabs for you, Betty. Thanks for your great help with these cemeteries.
Added by Larry Hagemann on Dec 28, 2014 9:00 AM
Glenn Wallace
McGinley's at Gate of Heaven
THANK YOU, Betty!!!! So much appreciated that you have this cemetery's memorials in order!
Added by Glenn Wallace on Dec 23, 2014 12:22 PM
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