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How do you do, I am a male baby boomer, born in SE Connecticut.
Lived the past 28yrs in Bristol County Massachusetts
Always enjoyed roaming cemeteries.
Have only been doing my family genealogy research diligently since Jan 2011.
Currently undertaking on my own the huge task of documenting in-laws cemetery & a couple nearby ones.
Willing to help in anyway I can, anyone needing assistance finding family cemetery info.
Use of my photos, you need only ask & add credit where credit is do.
Tip:How to add GPS (lat/lon): to memorials "without" a GPS device or GPS photo capabilities
*****Updated Apr 18, 2014********
I have now found that you can now obtain GPS coordinates from the latest version of https://www.google.com/maps/. It's pretty much the same as old version except you don't have to switch to the "Classic" version.
In satellite view place your cursor arrow over your found headstone/marker, right click, drop down menu appears with 3 options. Pick the bottom "What's here?" & up in the left hand corner of the map screen, below the search field, a drop down fields displays information with Lat/Long coordinates. Place cursor over highlighted coordinates & a flashing/pulsating dot appears at the requested headstone/marker location on the map. Click the lat/long link below the search field & the new Lat/Long(decimal format) appears in the search field, plus a new red marker with Lat/Long(dd/mm/ss) appear at the chosen spot. Now you can copy & paste the decimal lat/long from the search field into the appropriate [Edit Plot] tab for the requested FAG memorial.
This was how to do it in the old "Classic" version, if you so desire to do it this way, but why would you.
First go to https://www.google.com/maps/, this is the newest version & they are still in the process of development & haven't updated it fully as yet.
Next, click on "?" button down in the "lower right corner" just to the left of the "gear" thingy & a "popup menu" should appear.
At the bottom of the "popup menu" select "Return to classic Google Maps" & it takes you to the previous version of Google Maps. This is where you'll be able to acquire "lat/lon coordinates" from any point in a satellite view.
Now, click the "satellite view"(aerial photo view) in the "upper right corner" to change views from map to aerial photos. Zoom in all the way into an area that is familiar to you, ie. your house, any building or your favorite cemetery. If you use a cemetery you should be able to see the white dots for headstones.
Place your "cursor" over any of the headstones, "right click" the mouse and another "popup menu" appears with "8 options" to choice from, 2 of which will give lat/long coordinates. The 5th option "What's here?" which I prefer, will create a "green upside down arrow" over the point where you placed your "cursor". Once that is done, up in the "search bar window" at the top left of the page, you'll see that "latitude & longitude numbers" will appear. For example, a group of numbers will appear looking like this 41.427265, -71.84541, these are random latitudes & longitudes numbers for a small chapel in a Connecticut cemetery. In the western hemisphere the longitude will always be a "negative number" because they reverse/negative direction from the 0° meridian in England. That's only important because if you "left off" the negative (-)sign in front of the longitude the computer will place you in the opposite (+) direction from 0° in Russia or somewhere, so it's important to "always place a negative(-) in front of the 2nd longitude coordinate".
The 8th option in the popup menu choice, "Drop LatLong Marker" will drop a lat/long marker right on to your screen.
I prefer the former because you can "copy & paste" the numbers in the appropriate fields in FAG memorials under "[Add Plot]" or in the "Edits" tab at the top of the memorial, under the "Burial plot" link. The link shows 3 choices "Cemetery Plot:", where if you know the plot info, "Latitude:" & "Longitude:" where you paste the appropriate numbers/coordinates.
You also can do this under "edit tab" for any memorial that has been created & you know it's location.
I also use Bing Maps for map view comparisons because they use "3d Birds Eye" view with aerial photos taken when "no leaves" on the trees & you get a better view than in Google Maps. To get to the same location just "copy & paste" the coordinate numbers from Google Maps in the "search field" in Bing Maps & click search & you zoom nearly to the same place. I'm always switching back & forth between views to find the right location.
This way when I make photo requests, I ask for an area photo that show landmarks like poles, obelisks, pathways so that I can get a sense where the marker is located in the satellite views in Google Maps.
I use this method because in almost all cases I don't know the plots location or have the corresponding cemetery map. But if you find a headstone you can now acquire lat/lon numbers for someone else to find. It doesn't have to be an exact location, but close enough for others to find in the future.
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|Shirley Gerkin||RE: Re:Josephine Gerstle Darling|
On a trip to Washington D.C., I went to the National Archives to see the Civil War pension records of two of Josephine Gerstle Darling's brothers. When Josephine's oldest brother John Joseph Gerstle, Jr. applied for a Civil War pension, he was asked to submit proof of age. The births of the 4 oldest Gerstle children in this family were never recorded in any government birth records or church baptisms, but he submitted 2 family bibles records, one in German and one in English. I was able to get a copy of a letter from a Justice of the Peace who had examined these bible records and submitted the information to the Bureau of Pensions listing all of the records that were listed in the bibles. They list Josephine's birth date as 24 Jul 1840. These records also gave me the name and dates of birth and death of another sister, who had died young, and that I had never heard of before, as well as a marriage date of the parents, so I was lucky to have found this letter. I wish I knew what had happened to these two family bibles, as they would be a great treasure to have.
|valgal||RE: Asahel Weeks family|
Right beside this grave was a stone for Charles C Weeks. Stone appears identical not sure of relation. I took a picture if you're interested.
Added by valgal on Aug 17, 2014 8:03 PM
|valgal||RE: Asahel Weeks family|
You're very welcome. Glad to help.
Added by valgal on Aug 17, 2014 7:26 PM
Okay, I see what is 'happening' now... Susan Eaton Munroe's husband, Daniel W. Munroe, passed away before the '1910' Census. Susan's youngest child were the 'twins' Frederick and Edward munroe b. Mar 1891 in ME. Susan was living with her son, Clarence age 33 yrs. in Blue Hill, Hancock Co., ME. The twins were 19 yrs. old in '1910', possibly on their own.... Susan must have married 'George'... Don't know what 'relatinship' he is to the Munroe's? Possibly a 'brother'? George must have been raising his children alone... Susan and George married and George became the 'Step-Father' to Daniel and Susan's children.... and Susan became the 'Step-Mother' to George's children?
There is No way Susan could be the mother of George's children... if you look at both families dates of birth...
|Lorene||RE: Thomas & George Knox|
Thank you for the transfers, and thanks again for taking the pictures before it became too late.
Added by Lorene on Jul 20, 2014 11:37 AM
Sorry, I don't do E-mails! One very very bad experience in Findagrave is enough for me! Especially when there is a disagreement!
I did my research on my husband's family about 10 years ago when I was in ancestry.com so I have all their info....
Your George Munroe is not the father of my 'Munroe' line! Look @ the Census I sent very closely & you will see... His name is Daniel W. Munroe..
There are still family members in the surrounding areas... It's not like we are strangers to this family line...
I need no further information thank you....
I am getting 'George' and 'William' confused... It is 'George' on the Memorial headstone you have set up... b. 1850... and Susan Eaton Munroe.
Now I really don't think this is the 'Father' and 'Mother' to my 'Munroe' family... so I am going to start from 'scratch' looking for Daniel and Susan Eaton Munroe's burial site... and if I don't find any 'set-up' already... I will make 'Memorials' for them....
Your George and Susan Munroe can only 'claim' the dau. and son, John, as their children... Not the rest of Anna Belle's siblings or Anna Belle...
This is what I want you to see... All of the children are not listed and they were all born before '1900'... My question is... The 2 children listed on your Memorial with William and Susan Munroe are not listed in this Census... There is a problem here.
I had some children listed in the previous 'message' I sent you and have taken them off of my information...
Appears to me the children listed here are all the children that were born to them? Although, I saw the number (9) as being the number of children they had? Only 7 listed here... Possibly 2 older ones had left home?
Name: Isabell Munroe
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1900
Event Place: Albany Town, Madison Town, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States
Marital Status: Single
Race (Original): W
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Daughter
Birth Date: Jul 1876
Father's Birthplace: Canada Eng
Mother's Birthplace: Maine
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Daniel W Munroe Head M 57 Canada Eng
Susan Munroe Wife F 54 Maine
Isabell Munroe Daughter F 24 Maine (Anna Belle)
Alexander Munroe Son M 21 Maine
Daniel Munroe Son M 18 Rhode Island
Dudley Munroe Son M 15 Maine
William Munroe Son M 12 Maine
Edward Munroe Son M 9 Maine
Frederick Munroe Son M 9 Maine
David Corbett Boarder M 55 Ireland
William E Hillgrove Boarder M 34 Maine
William Denning Boarder M 44 Massachusetts
|Patti Myers||RE: Munroe's|
Anna Belle Munroe Pecker born the daughter of Daniel and Susan 'Eaton' Munroe. Anna Belle was their 'only' daughter... they had 9 sons.
Siblings of Anna Belle:
- Thomas H. Munroe b. 1873
- Clarence Munroe b. 1877
- Alexander Munroe b. 1879
- Daniel Munroe b. 1882
- Howard H. Munroe b. 1883
- Dudley Freeman Munroe b. 1886
- William Munroe b. 1888
- Frederick Munroe b. 1891 (Twin)
- Edward Munroe b. 1891 (Twin)
As for Anna Belle living with Grandparents 'Burrill'.. I changed that to read:
"living with Burrill"..
Anna Belle Munroe Pecker's father was NOT George and if you will look at the 'headstone'... you will see His children listed... The other children listed 'Above' are NOT children of your 'George' Munroe and do you have 'proof' the 'Susan' wife of your 'George' maiden name was 'Eaton'?
Like I said, you have children 'linked' to George and Susan Munroe that do not belong to them.
Anna Belle Munroe Pecker, Great Grandmother of my Husband... raised my husband from the age of 9 months... I think I 'know' my husband's family. I will not 'debate' the issue with you... Are you 'related' to the 'Munroe' family?
|Lucia Feller||Barbara Louise French Bartlett|
Please accept my very belated thanks for the picture of my mother's headstone. Only two of the names on the marker are buried there, i.e., my mother and my grandmother, Josephine Smith Bartlett. Norman was cremaated, Orris died as a baby in Ohio, and my father, George Bartlett is buried in Silver Spring, MD. I have a very crazy family! Thanks again for your willingness to take pictures!
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