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Bill Bourbeau (#47387362)
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I'm a middle school English teacher that spends "spare" time conducting genealogical research. I have spent lots of time in the Forest Hill and Laurel Hill cemeteries, but recently focused most of my efforts at St. Bernard's and St. Joseph's.

Please feel free to use photos that I take for whatever purpose you choose. However, any and all photos must include proper source information in the citation. This allows other researchers to maintain the integrity of the research process.

I often have additional and/or higher quality images, and sometimes additional information, for many of the memorials. Please contact me if interested.

Please note that although I strive to take the best possible quality photos, I occasionally upload pictures that I plan to replace in the future.

I generally create memorials with the same spelling used on the marker, when one exists. Additional information, such as names of parents, also utilize information/spelling as seen on the primary sources.

Several gravestones at Laurel Hill no longer stand where they were first erected. Several factors, including erosion and vandalism, have led to these stones being placed in seemingly random locations. I try to document both where these stones are now, and where they should be.
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Hardy headstone
thank you so much for taking the time to take this headstone picture. I really appreciate it.
Kim Hardy
Added by Kim on Aug 29, 2015 6:10 PM
Bernadette Marie Cecile Sylvestre
Thank you so much for the beautiful photo of her stone! Thank you also for working with me on her actual burial site...communication is key! :)

I have a lot of Sylvestre, Bessette and Bordeleau family that have no Mass and CT..

I appreciate all you do.
Thank you again,
Added by SK on Aug 29, 2015 10:19 AM
RE: Bernadette Marie Cecile Sylvestre
Thank you, let me know what you find. I have just the family tree info. No rush.
Added by SK on Aug 28, 2015 1:33 AM
Sharon Glass
RE: Frederick C. Mallard
Thank you ☺
Added by Sharon Glass on Aug 27, 2015 8:50 PM
Sharon Glass
RE: Frederick C. Mallard
I was wondering if you could add Fred C Mallard to my moms find a grave in Big Spring Texas Trinity Memorial Park she is his daughter. Elizabeth Mildred Mallard Pearson also if you could add her on his findagrave.Fred C Mallard is her dad.☺
Added by Sharon Glass on Aug 27, 2015 8:48 PM
Bernadette Marie Cecile Sylvestre
Hi Bill. I had to dig in my paper records, imagine that! :)
I find her in the family history, sent to me by my cousin and long time family historian, JR Normand Sylvestre, of Jewett City CT.
I have the record of her death date of March 18th, 1905,Fitchburg, MA and d May 30, 1927 in Worcester, MA, buried in Fitchburg, Worcester MA. Only record I have for her.
She is related to me, I am a Sylvestre. Big family. :)Most of my Sylvestre ancestors are buried in St Mary in Lisbon.
As far as I am concerned, you have an actual record with information connecting her to your cemetery and I think that record should stand as the correct burial place.
Do you want to merge, or have me change to the new burial place and have you delete yours? She is family, I want to keep her. I appreciate your bringing this to my attention, as I always want a complete and correct record. Email me with questions or concerns.
Added by SK on Aug 25, 2015 7:34 PM
Dan Rooney
McGuirl line
Bill, I was moved nearly to tears when I came across the plot of Beaulac/Connors at St. Bernard. The two McGuirl women are my relatives, nieces of my great-grandmother Mary Ann (Giblin) Rooney. Mary Ann's sister Bridget (Giblin) McGuirl was their mother. And you were so kind to post Bridget's grave a few months ago.
I never thought I'd ever see their gravesites.
Thank you.

Added by Dan Rooney on Aug 24, 2015 4:33 PM
Sharon Glass
Frederick C Mallard
Hello again i want to say thank you for the work you have done. I haven't been able to find my grandmothers grave yet.
Added by Sharon Glass on Aug 23, 2015 5:26 PM
Sharon Glass
Frederick C. Mallard
Hello Bill. I believe this is my grandfathers grave he is on my moms birth certificate. Im just not sure about Annie coburn Mallard isnt that his mother not his spouse as u listed. Also if im correct his wife was Mary J. Mallard.
Added by Sharon Glass on Aug 23, 2015 5:23 PM
David Leigh
RE: Thaddeus Cummings (115155973)
Thank you so much for your quick work I look forward to seeing the information Bill
Added by David Leigh on Aug 23, 2015 4:06 PM
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