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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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|Donnie Ruyle||Claude Joseph Manning|
DC: It looks like you have a connection to the Manning family. Claude Joseph Manning married my cousin Charlotte Lorraine Christianson 12 Jul 1943 Pierce Co., WA. At the time of the marriage Claude was in the Navy. I have a wedding picture in his uniform. Do you know what happened to him? I can't find anything about if he still alive or dead. Thank You, Donnie Ruyle, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Cindy ||Joan Briggs|
Hi. Just wanted to let you know that we found the Edwin Briggs 1899 gravestone at the Evergreen Cemetery in Pittsford VT and there's still no stone for Joan, as of yesterday 9/13/2016. The setting looks just the same as the grouping that's showing in the find-a-grave photos now, with Edwin and the 3 smaller stones.
Added by Cindy on Sep 14, 2016 2:49 AM
|Lynn J. Gauthier||Betty Champine|
Will be transferring her Find A Grave page to you. However, I did decline your SAC for her parents as you inadvertently gave the numbers for her grandparents (Antoine & Mary Carter). I just linked her to her parents Frederick & Lilian Greeno
|pjt||Levi Baker's Obit|
Glad you finally got it. Still have not figured out why I never got an error message when my first message to you failed due to me having inputting your address incorrect. Paul
Added by pjt on Jun 29, 2016 2:46 PM
|pjt||RE: Levi Baker's Obit|
Tried again yesterday, did you get it?
Added by pjt on Jun 22, 2016 5:44 PM
|pjt||Levi Baker's Obit|
I did send it, a while ago. Let me go check my outbox to see what happened.
Added by pjt on Jun 21, 2016 4:56 PM
|pjt||Levi Baker 66463680|
Hello DC, Found Levi's obit while looking for another Civil War soldier.
I noticed at the end of your Bio (great job providing so much information) that you noted his last known residence was Hartford. His obit shows he did in fact die in Hartford, at his son Myron's house.
If you message me your e-mail address I'll send you a copy of the obit. It appeared in the Amsterdam Daily Recorder on Dec 03, 1913.
Added by pjt on Jun 03, 2016 12:46 PM
|CB||Fanny Maria Locklin|
Hi, DC. I'm searching for information about my gr-gr-gr-aunt, Fanny Maria Locklin. I found your memorial for her son, and I'm wondering if you might have knowledge of her that you would be willing to share with me. I would be very grateful for any information that you could give me! Cindy B.
Added by CB on Jun 02, 2016 12:28 AM
|Lynn J. Gauthier||Susan Carter-Woodlawn|
Thank you for adding her gravestone photo
|Thomas Mone||John Osgood|
Improved photos posted today. Conditions better!
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