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Richard M. Clarke (#47081699)
 member for 6 years, 11 months, 5 days
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Bio Photo I got into genealogy about twelve years ago with my family. I then began with my wifes family, Bostwick, she is descended from the original line that came to New Milford in the 1690's. There is so much here that relates to her family. I branched off to every family that was connected to the Bostwick's. I have some 70 family trees which includes the male and female members.

In photographing the cemetery stones over the years, I began to notice how fast some of them were decaying. I then deceided to document all the stones in and around New Milford. I have some 5,500 now and still adding. Utilizing old , out of print books, I am able to pretty much record the actual inscriptions to go along with the photos. Some stones have been photographed as many as 50 times to get what I consider a perfect photo. Every stone that was originally with a 35mm camera, has been retaken with a digital camera for greater detail. The time of year, time of day, location of the sun all come into play for a good viewable picture.

I cannot travel as much as I would like to due to economics. If I already have requested photos, it is no problem. Traveling is another issue.

Rich Clarke
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Rita Seeley
Thank You
Hi Rich, I just sent you some updates for one of my ancestors. Thank you for being so diligent in recording memorials for all of us. Especially those of us that do not live anywhere near Connecticut. I know it is time consuming and tricky to get those pictures to turn out clearly. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
Added by Rita Seeley on Jan 06, 2015 3:52 PM
Patty Murphy
Josephine Laburgue
HI Richard, I just came across the photo of my Grandmother's stone. Nice job! I have taken photos of it but yours is the best. Thanks again, Patty
Added by Patty Murphy on Aug 20, 2014 1:32 PM
Kari Olson
Lemuel Beardsley
Hi , Please allow me to use your photos of the Beardsleys on my family tree, Thanks in advance.
Added by Kari Olson on Jul 31, 2014 9:51 AM
Darlene Kerr
Permission o use photo
May I use your photo of the headstone for Lois Mallory on her WikiTree profile? Thank you for your consideration and also for the really nice clear photos.
Darlene Scott Kerr
Added by Darlene Kerr on Jul 09, 2014 9:10 PM
Gravestone photos
Thank you so much for photographing these gravestones.
Added by Friend13 on May 02, 2014 6:56 PM
RE: Corp. John H. Adams

William H. Adams (born 1925) is the son of John Adams (born 1887). Thanks for taking care of this so quickly! If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Added by Jess on Mar 28, 2014 2:51 PM
RE; FAG#46805396
Ephraim Richmond: I would like permission to use your photo on my Ancestry page. Sandy
Added by Sandy on Nov 29, 2013 6:52 PM
Sheila Peckham
sullivan pics
Thank you so much and so quick!!
Added by Sheila Peckham on Nov 09, 2013 7:27 PM
glenda (contributor #47305349)
Katrina Auchincloss Mygatt
WOW! That was fast - thank you!
Added by glenda (contributor #4730... on Jun 25, 2013 7:41 AM
J Edwards
thank you for Orinda
Great photo, and very clear. I'm glad you located her and so quickly too. thanks again
Jean (Oregon)
Added by J Edwards on Apr 21, 2013 5:07 PM
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