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Bill Bourbeau (#47387362)
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I'm a middle school English teacher that spends "spare" time conducting genealogical research. I have spent lots of time in the Forest Hill and Laurel Hill cemeteries, but recently focused most of my efforts at St. Bernard's and St. Joseph's.

Please feel free to use photos that I take for whatever purpose you choose. However, any and all photos must include proper source information in the citation. This allows other researchers to maintain the integrity of the research process.

I often have additional and/or higher quality images, and sometimes additional information, for many of the memorials. Please contact me if interested.

Please note that although I strive to take the best possible quality photos, I occasionally upload pictures that I plan to replace in the future.

I generally create memorials with the same spelling used on the marker, when one exists. Additional information, such as names of parents, also utilize information/spelling as seen on the primary sources.

Several gravestones at Laurel Hill no longer stand where they were first erected. Several factors, including erosion and vandalism, have led to these stones being placed in seemingly random locations. I try to document both where these stones are now, and where they should be.
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Terri D
RE: John J Blanchflower (99417034)

I do have that information but appreciate the thought. Thank you for removing the photo. If course if you do run across a photo of John J Blanchflowers headstone I would appreciate a picture. Thanks again.

Added by Terri D on Mar 19, 2015 7:56 PM
Terri D
John J Blanchflower
I think there's a photo of a headstone that is in error. The headstone reads Blanchette and subsequent names on the stone include a John H and Seraphine. My relative is John J Blanchflower and it is that name at the top of the page, so the name does not match the name on the headstone, nor does the middle initial or wife's name. It's St Bernards Cemetery in Fitchburg.

Thanks for looking into this.

Terri D.
Added by Terri D on Mar 19, 2015 1:52 PM
Erin Bohannon
The Whitneys
We BETTER not have snow until August! I finally got my brakes fixed, and I fully intend to start up some cemtery hunting as soon as I can see headstones again. I am hoping by the end of this month to go hunt the cemetery in Hadley for a few graves I need, and hopefully fulfill some of the many outstanding requests for that cemetery at the same time. Getting my list ready.... :D
Added by Erin Bohannon on Mar 11, 2015 6:48 PM
Erin Bohannon
Frank Walter Whitney and family
I love it when I can add gravestones for three family members with just one photo! It saves so much space...

Thank you very much for the great photo! I am glad the snow is melting up your way...hopefully you send some warm air down this way. I miss my cemetery strolls...
Added by Erin Bohannon on Mar 10, 2015 7:12 PM
Marilyn (Green) Day
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How can I find this member who contributed information for Polly Copps memorial?

Many thanks,

Added by Marilyn (Green) Day on Mar 01, 2015 10:48 AM
Dennis Hitzing
David Goodridge, 92718395
Bill, I am a descendant of David Goodridge, and I have a full page BIO for him on my "Goodridge Virtual Cemetery". Please transfer management of this memorial to me, so I can add that info. Thanks, Dennis Hitzing, Find A Grave contributor 48315235.
Added by Dennis Hitzing on Feb 26, 2015 8:20 PM
Patti-Ann Cohoon
Cahoon family in Forest Hill
You are awesome Bill. Thanks so much.

Patti-Ann Cohoon
Added by Patti-Ann Cohoon on Feb 24, 2015 6:45 PM
Kathy Krysiak
Daniel M McMahon
Hi Bill,

Great job getting these pictures that were deep in the weeds I see. Thank you very much for doing this.

Added by Kathy Krysiak on Feb 22, 2015 7:36 PM
Patti-Ann Cohoon
Find A Grave Memorial# 127321639
Will you contact me regarding this memorial?

Patti-Ann Cohoon
Added by Patti-Ann Cohoon on Feb 22, 2015 2:18 PM
nancy robison
RE: Jonathan Hubbard Piper
Caroline. Thank you. Caroline is one of those elusive ones!
Added by nancy robison on Feb 20, 2015 4:01 PM
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