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Barb OD (#47434609)
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Bio Photo I am interested in entering and linking as many of my family members as possible for the use of future generations.

If I post any information or photos all users are free to make a copy of these and repost them to other websites.

The more information made available the better for future generations.

As another find a grave contributor stated:

Who would hold hostage - under the pretense of copyright - the photo of a grave stone?

I am particularly interested in preserving the information regarding cemeteries in the Eastern Townships of Quebec such as Ste-Agathe, St-Sylvestre, and St-Jacque-de-Leeds, Inverness, St Pierre, St Patrice, St Severin, St Elzear, and Thetford Mines where many of my ancestors are buried after immigrating from Ireland.

I will finish entering information about burials in those cemeteries up to 1940 using church records soon. Please contact me to transfer your ancestors to your management or to provide me with corrected information. Given there are more than 18,000 memorials in these locations I cannot manage them all myself, so please contact me to ask me to transfer the surnames in your family.

In June of 2015 I am visiting at least 3 cemeteries in this area and photographing all of the remaining memorials and will post those photos.

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Susan Lundin Smith
RE: Gindorf and Enzenbacher photo requests
Thank you for helping me help you! I have your requests on my list. Look for them early June.

Added by Susan Lundin Smith on May 21, 2015 7:35 AM
It was a pleasure for me to do that cemetery trip on Tuesday. I've crossed the old Lower Ireland Township (South Ireland, North Ireland, part of Inverness) from Coleraine, St-Julien, Maple Grove (Holy Trinity Church) to St-Jean-de-Brébeuf, Qc.

Do you know Gwen Barry? I don't remember if her maiden name is Rawlings or if it's her husband name. She's from Inverness, now living in Nova Scotia and she wrote two books about the first pioneers of Inverness Township and about her family. It is a piece of cake for those who like genealogy and history.

Have a nice day and don't give up about headstones! :)

Added by SimonRousseau on May 20, 2015 7:25 PM
St-Jacques-de-Leeds burial records?

I was wondering if you could please point me in the right direction to find actual church records of the burial of my 2nd great grandmother Delima Pepin Gagne who died in July of 1905 shortly after childbirth. I would love to be able to read the entry... I have been looking for her for a few years, and thanks to your creating the memorial, we have finally found her today! Sure hope there is a stone there for her as well... time for a road trip, I think! :)

Added by Mary on May 17, 2015 5:35 PM
Joseph R.L.Gauthier and Diane M.(Misiuk) Gauthier
Joseph Lucien Gerard Rene # 146477332
Thank you for the correction, also reviewed what I had and I noticed that I made a mistake with the translation of his birth record, his date of birth is May 21, 1899 not March 21, 1899, that change made as well. Hope everything is fine with you and your family. Again thank you.
Added by Joseph R.L.Gauthier and D... on May 17, 2015 2:28 PM
Susan Lundin Smith
Gindorf and Enzenbacher photo requests
You are receiving this message because you have submitted a photo request for the above named person(s). I wanted to let you know that I will be traveling to that area from Dallas during the first week of June and I would be able to get the requested photos for you. I do need some help from you tho. While I am in the Chicago area, I intend to get as many names off the list for Evergreen Cemetery as possible. The list is growing every day and is now at 263 requests! Evergreen Cemetery is near and dear to my heart as I have several of my own family members there. If you would please call the cemetery office and obtain the burial plot locations and send them to me, I will for sure get them for you when I go there in June. If everyone could get me the locations I could really get a lot of requests done but I can't do it alone! The office number for Evergreen Cemetery is 708-422-9051. They will also be able to tell you whether or not there is a headstone. If you will get me the burial location for Frances Enzenbacher, I will go to Oak Hill Cemetery also for you. Their phone number is 708-385-0132. You can leave me a public message with the information, or you may email me at Please be sure to reference the requested names. Thank you!
Added by Susan Lundin Smith on May 15, 2015 3:11 PM
Judy S
RE: Stickney family
Barb, thanks so much! I am very willing and happy to take over the Stickney family graves. I didn't even know about findagrave until this winter! Love the site!
Added by Judy S on May 14, 2015 7:34 PM
Joseph R.L.Gauthier and Diane M.(Misiuk) Gauthier
Joseph Albert Speard #146442004
Hi Barbara,
I added his mother and some of his siblings this evening. I believe that his father is also buried with his mother in Saint Alphonse Cemetery however I do not have any record of this burial. He is related to me on my mother side of the family as my fourth cousin. If you are able to obtain any info regarding his father burial it would be appreciated. The only info that I have is as follows, Joseph Albert Spenard born on December 06, 1860 in St-Pierre-les-Becquets, Quebec, Canada, and his parents were Pierre Spenard and Elisabeth Grenier.
Added by Joseph R.L.Gauthier and D... on May 14, 2015 6:17 PM
RE: Charles & Jemima Clouston
Hi! My main tool is my hands!!! I'm so worried about damaging a stone I tend to not use much. Overgrowth on top of a flat grave usually lifts off like a piece of sod. And underneath is normally pretty clean.
I bring a small soft brush I bought at the dollar store for debris and what not. I also bring a pair a shears to cut back grass etc.
I don't usually clean stones because I find it's very messy (doesn't make for great picture but good for transcribing) and unless you have access to fresh water kinda pointless. I find a good rain does the best job. But I do carry a couple damp rags I can throw out just in case.
I generally abide by the rule that if I can't brush the debris or moss off with my hands I leave it be.
Hope that helps!
Added by katiescleaning on May 13, 2015 2:05 PM
RE: Kallum, etc
Hi Barb - my surnames from the area in Quebec you are working on are:

McCollum/Kallum (so far only connected to wife of a McCaffrey)
Hopkins (mcdube descends from this line too)

Happy to take any off your hands that you want to transfer!

Added by SReith on Apr 30, 2015 8:51 PM
RE: McCaffreys
Hi Barb - thanks for making the updates on the McCaffrey entries. I don't have any problem with you holding the ownership of them, but if you would like to transfer them, I'd be happy to have them. I'm a direct descendant of Edward McCaffrey and Bridget McCollum. I'm NOT directly to the Patrick Hangs McCaffrey as far as I can tell at this point. I'm also a direct descendant of the William Hopkins and Ellen Lappin line, but I bet you have a lot of other researchers equally closely related on that line.

I just noticed some entries that were made for a New Hampshire cemetery so it's been fun to suggest linking those back to their ancestors in Quebec.

Thanks again,
Susanna Reith (you know me as indiblue73 on
Added by SReith on Apr 28, 2015 6:20 PM
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