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Betty Frain (#46858568)
 member for 9 years, 8 months, 17 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!

Thanks.

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Julie Bradley
Margaret Curtin
Hello Betty,

Thank you for adding my grandmothers name. Can you please edit her family link by adding her parents? Their memorial info is as follows:

161930704 Charles Francis Ware
161930633 Loretta Cecelia Steele
Both are buried in Calvary Cemetery, Queens, NY

Thank you,

Julie Bradley
Added by Julie Bradley on Apr 30, 2016 8:47 AM
Robert Tarkington
F-a-G # 47580447
Ms. Frain:

Do you think it is possible that the census (line 85) shown in the link below shows our Sarah Virginia "Sallie" Slack Survick?

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-64G7-WTP?mode=g&i=19&wc=9B74-K6F%3A1030551101%2C1030688401%2C1031946401%3Fcc%3D1325221&cc=1325221


Added by Robert Tarkington on Apr 29, 2016 11:46 AM
Tracy Tomblin Propst
Howard Taylor Johnson (50761807)
Hi,

Could you please attach the following ID# to your listing. This is his mother (my 2nd great grandmother). 160846136

Thank you so much.

Tracy Tomblin Propst
Added by Tracy Tomblin Propst on Apr 10, 2016 4:41 PM
Anna
Nern transfer
Thank you very much.

Anna
Added by Anna on Mar 29, 2016 11:03 AM
Karen Hagemann
Various BELL edits in Union Cemetery
Betty,
Thank you for so quickly attending to the minor edits that I am submitting. I have LOTS of family in this cemetery and I want to tie a lot of them together, as needed. You are so kind to generate these memorial pages for them and your help is greatly appreciated by me, and others. Thank you.
Added by Karen Hagemann on Mar 03, 2016 7:11 AM
Joyce Potts Hoffmann
Picture on George Potts memorial
Betty, could you remove the picture you took of my parents stone from, 2010? I have put a new one on with Mom's death information. Memorial number 53736066 in Hillsboro cemetery. Thank you

Joyce Potts Hoffmann
Added by Joyce Potts Hoffmann on Feb 28, 2016 1:48 PM
Lavelle
Roland Cochran
Thank you Betty for updating his memorial, much appreciated. Happy Hunting!
Added by Lavelle on Feb 21, 2016 2:37 PM
Stephen Keefe
Martha Sewell Hepburn Duplicate Memorial
Hi Betty;
Thanks for pointing out that I had duplicated Martha Hepburn's memorial at Christ Church in Worton. I have removed the duplicate memorial and added the gravestone photo to the other memorial. I believe all of the links are correct. Thank you. Steve Keefe
Added by Stephen Keefe on Feb 19, 2016 7:23 PM
Sharon Martin
RE: Lovell
Thank you for checking you database for me.

Sharon
Added by Sharon Martin on Feb 18, 2016 7:27 AM
Sharon Martin
Lovell
I was wondering if have come across any Lovell's in your cemetery searching?
My Lovell family came from Loudoun County Virginia
and left for Ohio in the early 1800's.
I haven't found any there.

Thank you

Sharon
Added by Sharon Martin on Feb 17, 2016 4:27 PM
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