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Betty Frain (#46858568)
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Eighteen or nineteen 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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Photo McKain
Thank you!
Added by fossmeg on Sep 14, 2014 11:46 PM
Thank you

Thank you for adding the photographs for Paul Owen Ady and Irma Elizabeth McKenzi Ady.

I entered an edit request.

Thank you for adding the memorial for Elizabeth.

Added by Greg on Sep 13, 2014 7:07 PM
Daniel Colachicco
Thank you so much for taking this picture.
Added by Connief on Sep 13, 2014 6:59 PM
Dal Mallory
Garnett Reed
Thanks for the transfer.
Dal Mallory
Added by Dal Mallory on Sep 12, 2014 12:12 PM
Dal Mallory
Thanks for the transfer of Pearl Reed.
Dal Mallory
Added by Dal Mallory on Sep 12, 2014 9:55 AM
Dal Mallory
Thanks for the pic.
Dal Mallory
Added by Dal Mallory on Sep 11, 2014 6:19 PM
Carl Bergmann
Thank you!
Added by fossmeg on Sep 11, 2014 5:33 PM
Charles E. Carroll
Joseph Cunningham photo
Thank you very much for the excellent photograph!
Added by Charles E. Carroll on Sep 09, 2014 7:02 AM
Photo thanks! :-)
Thank you most kindly for going out to photograph the grave marker of a gentleman who was my parish priest for many, many years -- Fr. Helwig.
Added by AMB on Sep 08, 2014 1:41 PM
Fred Sanford
RE: Charles & Hattie Ball
Thanks - we aims to please...these were in an area that I've gone thru a few times already over the years. One just has to know when something's odd and I spotted these cause they actually cut some of the grass with a weed whacker and exposed some formerly hidden markers. This varies all the time and can be very inconsistent (as close as 5ft away they may ignore many others...) Anyway I try to let those know when I find them. Fred
Added by Fred Sanford on Sep 04, 2014 8:09 PM
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