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Betty Frain (#46858568)
 member for 8 years, 8 months, 10 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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Deborah Winslow
Picture of Kidd Memorial
Betty, thank you so very much for taking a photo of my grandparents memorial for me! I appreciate it so very, very much!

Deb Winslow
Added by Deborah Winslow on Apr 24, 2015 12:16 PM
Michael wolcott
RE: 122702548

Thanks! My own computer is in the shop. I'll have to wait until I get the computer back in the next day or two.

I'll let you know.

Added by Michael wolcott on Apr 22, 2015 1:11 PM
Michael wolcott

I don't mind deleting the entry I put on findagrave, the only problem is that someone posted a copy of the death certificate on the page, and I would have to lose that - is there some way we can compromise? or is this person part of your family tree?

If the person is part of your family tree, then I would be most happy to delete mine.

I am not connected in any way with this person.

Added by Michael wolcott on Apr 22, 2015 8:30 AM
Mary Perry
Pvt Samuel Donohoe
Thank you so much for the great picture we really appreciate your help
Added by Mary Perry on Apr 18, 2015 10:47 AM
Linda Claxton
Courtnay Shreve
Hi- I received your edit for a change to her name - this edit will remove her last name. Was her maiden name Nelson? Thanks
Added by Linda Claxton on Apr 18, 2015 9:55 AM
Michele Polignano
My name is Stephen Spurr, I am a physician in Herndon, northern Virginia.
I recently found out I was the son of a man by the name of Michele Polignano , who was vice consul of Italy in Aden ( now Yemen ) in 1953 ( year I was born ). I have been trying unsuccessfully to connect or find information about the family.
I somehow connected to your posting and the grave of Michele Polignano who was born 1907 which is the birth date I have for my father (9/25/1907) , but I have no idea if it's the same person, it seems unlikely, but one never knows.

I would very much appreciate any information about Michele or any other Polignanos that may be related to you. Any pictures? I have a few pictures I could send you.
Thank you
Stephen Spurr ( Polignano)
Added by Spurr-Polignano on Apr 17, 2015 9:03 AM
Richeleine Rainey Edwards
Thank you so much for the transfer.....Was there a possible husband with her at GOH..? Possible A.J. Edwards just curious trying to now identify her husband.
Added by **Shadows** on Apr 14, 2015 10:03 PM
Memorial 138881717/ Family Connection
Hi I'm Susan and was wondering if you are related to Richeleine. If you are would you have any genealogy information on her if not would you be willing to transfer management of her memorial to me. Richeleine is my great aunt. Thank you so much in advance and you finding her grave has filled in many pieces to my research..Thank you..
Added by **Shadows** on Apr 14, 2015 10:16 AM
Memorial# 134091274
Are you related to Mabel Lee Walton - memorial #134091274? If not would you be willing to transfer her memorial?
Added by RouteRoots on Apr 12, 2015 12:02 PM
Sharon Catalano
Ernest Coe and Grace Fay Booth
Hello Betty,
Thanks so much for the transfers of Ernest and Grace Booth to me. I appreciate it.

Also.....A special thank you for all you do!
Added by Sharon Catalano on Apr 03, 2015 8:50 AM
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