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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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Dennis Hitzing
RE: Goodridge/Goodrich
Bill- I deleted my duplicate memorial for David Goodridge. There are edits pending that change the link from his children to your Deacon David Goodridge memorial page.
Added by Dennis Hitzing on Nov 28, 2015 12:43 PM
Thank you for helping take photos of the Sawyers in Laurel Hill Cemetery!
Added by sbahr on Nov 24, 2015 4:59 AM
Sarah Jaquith
Thanks for the info! I did wonder what had become of their son also. I'm looking for a Jacob P (Prentiss?) Miller who may be buried in the same cemetery. He is related to Benjamin Prentiss who is listed in there. If you could find out if he is there, I would be very grateful. And if you find any markers and take photos, just let me know and I'll put in a request for you. Many thanks again.
Added by hgs205 on Nov 22, 2015 11:41 AM
Christopher Brooks
Martha Gould
Thanks very much for the photograph!
Added by Christopher Brooks on Nov 19, 2015 4:25 PM
Great photos
I came a photo you took and I just wanted to thank you for taking such high quality photos.

=) Megan
Added by Megan on Nov 16, 2015 11:49 PM
Norman Duteau
Malvina Duteau
Can you tell me where you took the photo of her grave?
Added by Norman Duteau on Nov 13, 2015 4:58 AM
RE: Rudy Richard (154644113)
Hi Bill,
Yes, a transfer would be great. Thank you. Best, Tom
Added by Thomas on Nov 08, 2015 4:49 AM
Sweet/Seweet photos
I can't even tell you what those photos mean to me of my great grandparents. I had never expected to even know who they were, never mind get a grave photo of theirs. Thank you so much for the time an effort you have put into this and clearing. Any family transfers would be greatly appreciated. You are awesome. Can't wait to tell the rest of my cousins.. This is a great find. I may have to take a trip there.. Very exciting.
Added by goose on Nov 05, 2015 8:53 PM
Trudy Powers
Dolan's at St Bernards Cemetery
Thanks for the pictures and for adding the rest of the family into findagrave.
Added by Trudy Powers on Nov 03, 2015 10:51 PM
Thank you
Thank you for the photo!
Added by Rochelle on Nov 03, 2015 6:54 PM
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