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Betty Frain (#46858568)
 member for 9 years, 16 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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C Cox
Thanks so much for the great photos.

Added by C Cox on Aug 31, 2015 5:52 PM
Chuck Hilton
Reno William Boccabella
Thank you Betty for the pic of his marker.
Chuck Hilton
Added by Chuck Hilton on Aug 24, 2015 2:36 PM
Thank you so much for the photos !
Marianne in Jefferson county,Pennsylvania
Added by Marianne on Aug 24, 2015 10:23 AM
Mary LaRocca
John Dulin
I too am his 3rd great granddaughter..
Small world.

Feel free to send me a note
Added by Mary LaRocca on Aug 22, 2015 4:06 PM
Barbara Green
DOB - Presley C. Evans
Presley is found in the 1860 census in Matagorda, TX age 44. His approximate year of birth was 1816.
He is buried in the Arnold Grove Methodist Church Cemetery, Hillsboro, (Loudoun County) VA. His year of birth is not inscribed on his headstone.
Added by Barbara Green on Aug 21, 2015 10:20 AM
Dan Garnitz
Durivage, Blanche and Helene
Thank you for the photo .... this is my wife's line ..... Alfred (their brother) was her grandfather.
Added by Dan Garnitz on Aug 18, 2015 12:57 PM
A Horan
Linda Laws
Thank you for the edit for her memorial and the photos! I appreciate your time and efforts!
Added by A Horan on Aug 17, 2015 9:51 AM
Mary Lynch Barlow
Thank you so much for the photo. Looks great. I appreciate your help with this. Take care. TJ (#47931719)
Added by TJ on Aug 11, 2015 5:44 PM
Jack Davison
George Samuel Crim and Longerbeams
My wife's mother was his sister. His wife was Sylvia Arbutus Longerbeam. I got herfather's name, Theodore J. from her birth record at and her mother's name from your photo of his stone and submitted the links to you via the edit, I mistakenly tried to make him his own spouse but corrected my error and also sbmitted his middle name to you. That is far as I plan to go into a family who are not related by blood, but will probably submit more Crim edits to you.
Added by Jack Davison on Aug 02, 2015 12:56 PM
Tammy Hawes
Kehr Family
Thank you for transferring my family to me. It means a lot to me.
Added by Tammy Hawes on Jul 26, 2015 11:18 AM
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