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D.Carter (#47444349)
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Bio Photo 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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P.K. Magruder
Thank you for the information. It confirms information received from another contributor, not that I ever doubt her. It will be taken care of directly.
Added by P.K. Magruder on Oct 29, 2014 1:57 PM
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Mary Ann Burgess
I am no relation to Mary. How every I have done a little research and have found her parents I believe as well as some of their children. I will try and do more and if they are related I will be glad to transfer her Memorial. I have not found a death certificate on her as yet but am seeing that she was also married to a Burton. You can email me at

Donna Cain
Added by Our Family History on Oct 27, 2014 6:56 PM
Thank you for adding photos!
Many thanks for taking the time to add photos of the headstones of George R. Burke, Matilda C. Burke, and their daughter Dolores B. McKay at St. Vincent's Cemetery in Vallejo, CA. Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated.
Added by MyRoots on Oct 27, 2014 1:45 PM
McGinley, Charles
Within five hours I received three requests from you for a transfer on this same person. Please tell me your relationship to this person and if it falls within Find A Grave guidelines I will transfer. Otherwise I am glad to make corrections or additions for you.
Added by Anonymous on Oct 27, 2014 8:22 AM
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John Carrigan
All moved over to your care. We are related to some but I am not related at all to that Carrigan family.
Added by Alan Lathrop on Oct 26, 2014 3:44 PM
Royal A. Briggs
Done, thanks!

Added by Heidi on Oct 26, 2014 3:39 PM
You did not mention how your were related, my grandmother was a Ryan also, and I have been to Rutland several times in search of our Ryan ancestors. please contact me at
Added by SCVet on Oct 26, 2014 11:08 AM
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.
Added by Alan Lathrop on Oct 23, 2014 1:37 PM
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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 :)
Added by Alan Lathrop on Oct 23, 2014 1:18 PM
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