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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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Justin & Polly Stearns
Thanks you for the great photo's of the Stearns Memorial. Would it be too much trouble to ask you to post the same picture on the children's memorials, or would you rather I requested them the normal way.. thanks Rick
Added by rickb on Sep 30, 2014 5:24 PM
Stephanie Pendleton
Coughlin family
Bill, you're wonderful!! Thank you so much for the excellent photos of the Coughlins I am currently researching! You're fast, too! Thanks for your time going to the cemetery, finding the graves, taking the pictures, and uploading! I appreciate your blessing to use the photos for our family albums, and we'll certainly give you credit.
Thanks again and have a wonderful day!
Stephanie in sunny California
Added by Stephanie Pendleton on Sep 30, 2014 1:38 PM
Tweety Emmett
Kilpatrick Clan

Thank you for offering, the photos on Find A Grave are great and I will copy them from the Kilpatrick's memorial. I also want to thank you for transfering those memorials to me, I certainly appreciate it. Volunteers like yourself make it possible for others like me in reaching our research goal for our families and it is appreciated.

Added by Tweety Emmett on Sep 30, 2014 11:30 AM
Herman Haase Headstone
Wow, you are fast! Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph the headstone.
Added by maandrus on Sep 27, 2014 3:09 PM
Thank you so very much for the photos of the Fessendens!! I'm so excited to get these. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Libby Walker Anderson
Added by LibbyWalkerAnderson on Sep 27, 2014 10:25 AM
RE: Cahill
In reading your bio, you didn't seem like the kind of person who was doing it intentionally...glad I was helpful, as that's always my intention!
Added by yentnawildrose on Sep 26, 2014 5:54 PM
Tweety Emmett
Kilpatrick Clan

I apologize for not thanking you for all the hard work you put into finding, cleaning, and photographing my Kilpatrick relatives back in April. I didn't get a notification from Find A Grave that the photo request was done, otherwise I would have thanked you sooner. I certainly appreciate all of your help.

I also wanted to ask if I can copy these tombstone photos for my records and my tree which happens to be on a public tree? I will cite the photo as yours of course.

Best Regards,

Added by Tweety Emmett on Sep 26, 2014 1:17 PM
Control on plot 134086255
Hi Bill.

Thank you so much for the pictures you've added from my ancestors. I was like a kid in a toys'r'us when I saw the tombstone.

Could you give me control for Joseph Rousseau (134086255) please? I would have few pictures to add.

Thank you once again!
Added by SimonRousseau on Sep 25, 2014 7:03 PM
Lynn Gates
RE: Your request...
Hello Bill,

I want to thank you so very much for you going to so much trouble to help me out. I cannot see my original request, so I am trying to sort it out.

Do you by chance have access it that you could just copy and paste my request.. something isn't jiving.

Again, I am so incredibly appreciative that you did this on my behalf..

Thank you,

Added by Lynn Gates on Sep 25, 2014 3:54 PM
Re: Forest Hill Memorial Transfer Request
Many thanks, Bill!
Added by finnlin on Sep 18, 2014 5:27 PM
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