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Gary A. Parsons (#47275392)
 member for 4 years, 4 months, 9 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
 • 248 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 298 Photos
 • 2 Photo Requests
 • 4 Volunteer Photos Taken
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Eliza
Helen and Leslie Parsons
Hi,

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

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

Bob
Added by Bob # 46991349 on Nov 08, 2013 7:56 PM
Eliza
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.

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

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

Eliza
Added by Eliza on Oct 28, 2013 4:58 PM
Eliza
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,

Eliza
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
Veronica Jordan
George Monahan
Thank you for looking for me. I will have to do more research to figure out which cemetery he is in. Sorry to put you to the trouble.

Veronica Jordan
Added by Veronica Jordan on Feb 25, 2013 11:30 AM
Khopper
RE: McClain memorials
To me that is what it is all about. Not to own the most memorials.

Hope you have a wonderful day.

Ken
Added by Khopper on Feb 05, 2013 9:46 AM
Khopper
McClain memorials
I hope they have been some help to you. When I add these I always wonder if anyone sees them. Good to hear it when they help someone.

Ken
Added by Khopper on Feb 03, 2013 3:05 PM
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