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Betty Frain (#46858568)
 member for 9 years, 3 months, 11 days
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Twenty-five 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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Ball, Loudoun County
Thank you for your transfer of Frances Washington Ball! Appreciate all you do for Find A Grave. A in CA
Added by Adriana on Nov 11, 2015 5:41 PM
Janna Havener
Basil Havener
Hi Betty,

We've emailed back and forth. I would greatly appreciate it if you would release or transfer my Great, great grandfather to me. I realized I never asked and I would like to maintain his memorial.

Hope all is well. Thank you,
Janna Havener #48200019
Added by Janna Havener on Nov 09, 2015 10:19 PM
Chuck Hilton
Virginia Lee Ramsey Thomas
Than you Betty for the pic of her marker.
Chuck Hilton
Added by Chuck Hilton on Oct 31, 2015 4:54 PM
Margaret C Cowles
RE: William R. Pearce - h/o Piera C. Pearce
Best way to really be sure is to call (or write) each of the two cemteries asking IF he's buried there (or was moved there).

Story -- I have a dear uncle who was married to my dad's sister = Uncle Pete. Auntie, his wife, was racked with pain and health problems...she passed away a while ago while I was still a wife & young mom. (My daughters are in their 50's.)

Uncle Pete did the usual thing...double stone with Auntie's side filled in and his side with name & birth info.

Uncle Pete many years later, dated & married a lady named Ruth (the second for each one). Before either one passed, Ruth and Uncle Pete decided that they wanted to lay next to each other. Now Uncle Pete's name is in two cemeteries with his dead wife's (Ruth on one and Auntie on the other) name on each stone with his also there!

I have strongly suggested to my cousin (his only child) that something should be added to his parents' stone to show that he is NOT buried there. (Still waiting!)

People assume that because Uncle Pete is old enough to have already died....that he's buried with Auntie...NOPE!

END OF STORY...try to sort it out with your kin. Good Luck.
Added by Margaret C Cowles on Oct 30, 2015 2:18 PM
Joanne T
Heide Murphy
Whoops! Thanks for letting me know. Duplicate deleted--
Added by Joanne T on Oct 28, 2015 3:02 PM
Tom Schoening
Donald Edward Gingery
Betty, Thank You for taking the time to process the link to Donald's family. I agree with Your statement "Let's get all these people linked"
Keep Your Great Work !!!!!!!!!!

Regards - Tom Schoening
Added by Tom Schoening on Oct 28, 2015 11:51 AM
Dennis Doherty
RE: George G. and Francis J. Doherty
Thank you so much. I really appreciate all that you do.
Added by Dennis Doherty on Oct 26, 2015 8:22 AM
Dennis Doherty
George G. and Francis J. Doherty
Thanks for creating memorials for my father, George G. Doherty #142267523, and my brother, Francis J. Doherty #142267541, who are buried together at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring, MD. Subsequent to your efforts, my mother, Ellen Doherty, passed away and was buried in the same plot. I've just created a memorial for her and linked it to my father's and my brother's memorials. If you don't mind, I would like to be able to manage my father's and brother's memorials as well. Thank you for your consideration of this request. Dennis Doherty #48873037
Added by Dennis Doherty on Oct 25, 2015 11:41 PM
Steve Kirby
Santini picture request
Thanks for fulfilling my photo request for the above memorial. I appreciate your help!
Added by Steve Kirby on Oct 24, 2015 9:50 PM
Hi Betty
Thank you very much for your work on the Lanham family. my wife and I live in Ontario and have just reyurned from a trip to Va. We did go to several cemeteries including the Union Cemetery in Leesburg, the Hillsboro Cemetry in Loudoun, Lovettsville in Lovettsville, Bethel Cemetry in Alexandria (interesting operation there), rlington Cemetry and a couple of others all with family members.
I have to say the staff at these locations where very helpful and WOW what beautiful places.
Thank you for all your work on my family memorials.
Pete...Find A Grave No.48367769
Added by Pete. on Oct 21, 2015 10:54 AM
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