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I am a photo Volunteer here for the "Find A Grave" web site. |
My family and I are currently working on our own Family Genealogy and building a Family Tree of my ancestors who lived back in the New England states of northeastern America. My paternal surnames are Carter (Chartier), McCarthy, Pelkey (Pellitier), Kennerson, Lamoureux, Coulong, McGinley and Elliot; and my material surnames are Briggs, Burgess, Baker and Burditt, Haskins, Weir, Pitts and Washburn.
I first started this process back in the early 1980s before the Internet was available and instead of sitting behind my computer I made several trips back to the Vital Records offices in Montpelier and Burlington Vermont and to the family Genealogy Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Recently at the request of my niece, I have decided to pick back up my work and finish what was started. During this recent research process, I found not only free Vital Records online but also this "Find A Grave" web site that linked together Cemeteries and burial sites with headstone inscriptions and photos.
Finding the headstones and my ancestor's burial site information was important to me and finishing my research, but living in Northern California 2,500 miles away from any of these New England Cemeteries made it difficult for me to do myself so I've had to ask for "photo requests" for several headstone photos to be taken back in Vermont, New York, New Hampshire and Connecticut.
I was immediately humbled by the selfless acts of generosity of the photo Volunteers, so much so, that it inspired me to want to give back myself.
In return for the gracious gifts of the many other "Find A Grave" Volunteers who have filled (and are filling) my many photo requests, I too am happy to now help others who are also searching for their family, and I'm willing to make the trip out into the Cemeteries that are located here in the Solano County area of Northern California and take photos of headstones and document the inscriptions.
Once my Family Tree is completed, I'm planning on devoting much more time as a photo Volunteer here on this web site.
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|Dee||RE: Clarence Burr & Edna|
I was able to take photos today. I have Clarence's but Edna must not have a marker. Will upload picture later today.
Added by Dee on Oct 25, 2014 11:46 AM
|Alan Lathrop||Henry Mills|
Could Henry of died Feb 20 1864? I see she married in 1872 to Wescott but did not say if she was a widow or divorced. There is a card for a Henry in Brandon 1864 but no age at death and it says info from inscription but then does not say which cemetery.
|Alan Lathrop||Abbie Wescott|
Transfer is done. She is not related to me so I never worry about Find A Grave guidelines as I am happy to see them with someone that knows them.
As for winter I am never ready and not all that happy to see winter come anymore but seem to survive them. Winter sure do seem a lot longer than they used to be :)
|Lorrie||Jonathan & Betsy Robinson Briggs|
I previously transferred Jonathan Briggs to you, but when I went to transfer Betsy Briggs, I discovered there is a new person on Find A Grave who has duplicated the 2 memorials. If you check Jonathan's memorial, you will find two memorials linking to Betsy. I will not transfer mine until his duplication is removed. Betsy is not my ggg grandmother but she IS in my direct line of descent.
Added by Lorrie on Sep 20, 2014 9:59 AM
|nancy snow west||Joanne Smith #88714737|
Hello again: Am wondering if you would be willing to also transfer Joanne Smith to me (wife of Chandler Smith). Thanks - Nancy
|nancy snow west||Chandler Smith #88715010|
I live in Shrewsbury, VT & am friends with the Smith family. If you would care to, would you please transfer this memorial to me. My friend, Julanne Smith Sharrow is wondering if you are related to the Smiths - I don't see it on the list of people you are looking for. Thanks - Nancy
|Linda||RE: Thank you|
You are very welcome! I'm happy I could help.
Added by Linda on Jun 23, 2014 4:24 PM
|John Arsenault||Ann & Hiram Kilburn|
Hi Debbie - You have a photo request in Evergreen Cemetery in Rutland for Ann Kilburn, second wife of Hiram. There is no gravestone for her on the plot with Hiram. Do you know if she is buried there or perhaps with her first husband Eben Shackett? Jen Snoots has suggested that I add my picture of Hiram's gravestone to Ann's memorial. I'll be glad to do that if it's o.k. with you.
|PJH / Angelbird||Paying It Forward|
Hi Debbie - you have inspired me with all the help you provided me to "pay it forward." See my new contributor page. You are one special person. Regards, Phyllis
|gone_fishing - unless_you_email||Felix Chism|
Thank you so much for the plot information and photo, and especially your dilligence in carrying this out to a successful conclusion.
I've upgraded the memorial with your plot info, and changed the wording of the biography, leaving the credit.
Plot photos are fine with me. They settle any any doubt and give a view of the setting.
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