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Gary A. Parsons (#47275392)
 member for 4 years, 11 months, 8 days
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Bio Photo My interest in documenting cemetery headstones began with using Find-A-Grave and other online resources as tools for my own research. Since I love creating and working with databases, digital photography and genealogy, what better combination!

I've been researching my own family history for over 40 years and have authored and self published over 8 volumes of my family's history. These volumes contain hundreds of family surnames. Although most of my family lines stop at the water's edge, many others are connected back into medieval mists in both the UK and continental Europe.

I've taken adult and college level genealogy classes and have taught genealogy at local senior centers. I'm a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Historic Northampton, and the Silicon Valley Genealogical Computer Group. I'm a life member of both the Parsons and Strong Family Associations of New England. Currently, I'm the Historian for the Parsons Family Association.

In my research, if I can't find the information I'm looking for in my own reference library, I have access to 4 excellent genealogical libraries in the area and many online tools.

Please submit any additions, corrections, biographies, or family links to me under "Suggest a correction or provide additional information" on the memorial page. I'm more than happy to make corrections and add relationship links to memorials under my control. Please be assured, I do most updates, corrections and links within a day or so.
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 • 130 Memorials Added
 • 250 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 298 Photos
 • 2 Photo Requests
 • 4 Volunteer Photos Taken
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Frank K.
Prefix "MRS"
Please only use this prefix when the first name of a woman is not known, like Mrs. John Doe. Otherwise it makes no sense, see naming convention of this site. Thank you.
Added by Frank K. on Mar 14, 2015 9:18 PM
RE: Margaret Parsons
Okay. You're welcome.
Added by Eliza on Oct 19, 2014 12:37 PM
Margaret Parsons
I found another person with the last name Parsons. Thought you'd like to take a look.
Find A Grave Memorial#137417120.

Added by Eliza on Oct 18, 2014 11:46 AM
Helen and Leslie Parsons

I just added Helen and Leslie Parsons to Glen Abbey. You might want to take a look.

Added by Eliza on Nov 30, 2013 11:40 AM
Bob # 46991349
RE: Gladys Mae Parsons # 76187863
You are very welcome.

Added by Bob # 46991349 on Nov 08, 2013 7:56 PM
Nellie C. Parsons
Here's another headstone I photographed with the Parson surname - memorial #119781267, taken at Glen Abbey. Just thought I'd run it by you in case it fits into your family tree.

Added by Eliza on Nov 04, 2013 1:08 AM
RE: Parsons / Griffiths
You're welcome.

I have added one more photo to #29463142, Josephine Parsons Faatz.

Added by Eliza on Oct 28, 2013 4:58 PM
Parsons / Griffiths
Hi Gary,

I've added pictures to your memorials #29463220, #29463219, #29463151 & #29463153. I like the personal photo to show first -- the way you had it -- but since adding mine, I cannot manipulate the photo order. Just wanted to let you know because you had the photos arranged nicely, until I interfered. ha ha You can delete them too if you don't like them there -- your call.

Take care,

Added by Eliza on Oct 27, 2013 2:45 AM
Richard Baldwin Cook
RE: Cornet Joseph Parsons
Gary, I replied a few weeks ago. Did you get my reply?
Added by Richard Baldwin Cook on Aug 23, 2013 1:22 PM
Richard Baldwin Cook
RE: Cornet Joseph Parsons
Gary, Nice to hear from you. I very much appreciate the photos you have added. Yes, I am a descendant of Cornet Joseph Parsons. I wish to retain care of this Memorial for now, but will keep your kind offer in mind.

Thanks for drawing my attention to the Parsons Family Association.

I have added a comment from you in the bio of the memorial, as follows:

NOTE: Contributor Gary A. Parsons (#47275392) Historian for the Parsons Family Association of New England and Web Page Administrator for the PFA's Western Region, has asked that a comment of his be included in this memorial; it is therefore added, with appreciation:

"When the railroad cut through a corner of the old Elm Street Cemetery in 1848, they had to move some of the graves to a new location. That new location was the Springfield City Cemetery at 171 Maple Street, against the back fence. Graves with undamaged headstones were moved intact. However, graves with broken or no headstones were re-interred into a single mass grave, and a new headstone erected. Unfortunately, Cornet Joseph Parsons and his wife, Mary Bliss are in this mass grave."
Added by Richard Baldwin Cook on Jun 12, 2013 2:31 PM
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