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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 3,000 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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|Deborah Dufresne McPherson||Bakers & Haskins|
Do you require any photos of any Bakers & Haskins in Southern Vermont? I live here and would be happy to assist. We have Bakers and Haskins in common. I might even already have the photos. Let me know. Some cemeteries already closed here, but will do what I can. The rest would have to wait until Spring.
|Pat||Mary Hayes Walsh|
Hello, I am researching my Hayes family and have found record of my gaunt is buried at the St Vincent Cemetery, Vallejo. She passed 23 April 1912, Vallejo. May I request a photo of her headstone if you are doing work at this cemetery. Have no other info. Thanks Pat
Added by Pat on Dec 14, 2014 2:32 PM
I am not related to Debbie. When I was at Stonewall filling photo requests one day I saw her marker and loved the transcription. I know I would have loved meeting her!
Can you tell me how you are related?
|Dan & Helen Conner Dansro||RE: Lillian Morris|
Do you want John Dutra Morris? I will transfer him to you.
Thank you, D. Carter. I received your response. Please, of course, take all the time you need. Like you I've haunted records repositories for a lot of years and love the puzzle.
I have one interesting probate document that might intrigue you in which Edward McGinley's son John asks the court to make Patrick McCarty his guardian. The document notes, almost as an afterthought, that the boy's mother has married Patrick Mumford of Ira. I put a copy of the document online temporarily so you could see it if you like.
Estate of John McGinley minor
Choice of gu'd [guardian]
filed Dec 26/93
To the Hon. Probate Court for the
District of Rutland
This is to certify that John
McGinley of Ira in said District
a minor over the age of Fourteen
Years, Son of Edward McGinley late
of Rutland deceased, appeared
before me this 22 day of
December 1893 and made a choice
of Patrick H. McCarty of Castleton
in the county of Rutland as his
D D Cole
Justice of the Peace
Boys mother has married
Patrick Mumford of Ira.
Added by CHabes on Nov 14, 2014 4:13 PM
|nancy kondracki||hello cousin !!!!|
a big hello to you.... I haven't seen you since you were a little girl... would love to hear from you and get some info on our family tree... your mother is my fathers sister... will love to hear from you... bye for now
First, Ii would like to say what a wonderful job you have done contributing so many pages that I find of interest in Vermont.
I would like to point out, though, that I think you have Edward McGinley connected to the wrong wife. Edward married, Ellen Gaffney, the daughter of Owen Gaffney on November 21, 1874. After Edward died, Ellen Gaffney McGinley married Patrick Mumford at St. Peter's on September 6, 1880. Their son Patrick, born February 16,1883, is my grandfather. "Mrs. Patrick Mumford", daughter of Owen Gaffney, died on January 17, 1899.
Ellen Gaffney Copps was not married to Edward McGinley. She was the daughter of Peter Gaffney.
Some of this you can be verified on Family Search. I can supply copies of other records if desired. I realize you may still feel you have the correct connection, but I thought you might appreciate the opportunity to correct this if I've convinced you.
Please continue the good work!
Added by CHabes on Nov 10, 2014 6:54 PM
|Our Family History||Mary Ann Burgess Story|
Hi D. Carter,
Thank You for all the information. I added it to her memorial and gave you credit for it.
|P.K. Magruder||Again Thank You!|
Good news always is appreciated. Thank You!!!!!!
|Our Family History||Mary Ann Burgess|
Hi D. Crater,
I still have not been able to find a death certificate on Mary. I have added more information to her Memorial if you would like to take a look at what I have added her link to her memorial:
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