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Mary S. (#47572796)
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Bio Photo I am of Acadian (French from what is now Nova Scotia), Irish and Italian ancestry, and my husband is of French-Canadian and Eastern European Jewish ancestry.

Our Canadian ancestors came to New England in the late 19th and early 20th century, to work in the mill towns of Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

I LOVE the early New England gravestone art! But my main focus for genealogy is with our Canadian immigrant ancestors.

I love an excuse to go puttering around local cemeteries, taking photos. Hope I can continue to add listings and photos here for many years to come!


Many of my photos have GPS tags in the EXIF Data, and I've added that information to some of the memorials. But Find A Grave makes this very cumbersome to do, so I haven't added all of them. ALSO, some of the GPS tags are wrong, because of an intermittent problem with my camera that I'm trying to get the company to diagnose and fix. So, please, before sending an edit to add the GPS tags, look at the location to make sure it makes sense, and isn't located in some swamp a mile away!


I hate having to post this, BUT:

If you want to send me corrections/additions for the memorials I manage, PLEASE use the Edit Tab on the memorial page. I won't make changes from messages left here.

I put a lot of work into my memorials - I don't just post the minimum FAG requires. Don't tell me that you'll send me your notes on a family and I can update my memorials from them. Send the SACs using the Edit Tab on the individual memorials, if you want me to make changes.

I will not post an obituary in its entirety, ever. It's a violation of copyright law, and also risks listing living persons.

And I will NOT link a memorial to an "Unknown Burial" memorial. Come back when you know where s/he is buried.

Requests for transfer will be judged on a case by case basis. For example, if you are trying to use Find A Grave as a genealogy site by adding all your "Burial Unknowns," I will not transfer to you. Although a wonderful genealogical resource, Find A Grave is intended as a burial registry and I won't encourage behavior that runs contrary to that.
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M. P. Bulen
RE: Re: Lamberto family
Glad to add the photos. My Mother-in-law was very good friends with the Lambertos, and they were at my wife and I's wedding. I could possibly add a photo of them to the memorial, if I can find their picture. Are you in any way a friend of the Lamberto family?
Added by M. P. Bulen on Apr 13, 2015 11:41 AM
RE: Re: Scott C. Stevens
I didn't know him personally but I went to high school with one of his brothers. I always find myself wanting to add more to these memorials rather than just dates of birth and death. I always try to link families, too. It's very rewarding. I just thought when I sent part of the obit that there might be things you could pick out to add to his memorial. It's always a shame when people die at such a young age.
Added by Marti64 on Apr 12, 2015 11:12 PM
RE: Re: Scott C. Stevens
Thanks. I didn't know.
Added by Marti64 on Apr 12, 2015 8:21 AM
RE: Re: Joseph Mousette
Thank you for the guidance on the field edits versus the "others". The edits are fairly new to me. Again, I appreciate your help. Brooke
Added by BrookieCookie on Apr 07, 2015 5:59 PM
Joseph R.L.Gauthier and Diane M.(Misiuk) Gauthier
RE: Re: Napoleon Sansoucy
This is my original request after your request to connect him with his son.

Contributor name: Mary S.
Link to contributor:


Their suggestion:
Napoleon is my grandmother' brother, making him my uncle, if you would like to transfer him, his wife, his son, Ernest Sansoucy and his wife and their son to me I would be willing to accept. I do have more information that can be add to their memorials. They are all listed below:
Uncle - Napoleon Sansoucy #144527099
Aunt - Alice Richard Sansoucy #144527107
First Cousin - Ernest C. Sansoucy #102342541
First Cousin - Alice Gniadek Sansoucy #106961141
Second Cousin - Charles E. Sansoucy #144527091

Thank you for your attention and entering them on the site. Let me know if you transfer them, so I can then send you the info that I have.
As you can see this request is very friendly, and I feel that you are missing the point, all you needed to do in your reply is to state no to the request. You did not need to add all the other info. Like "I don't transfer memorials to members who create Burial Unknown memorials (as this is a violation of Find A Grave policy). As you've seen, I keep up to date with Suggested Edits."

This is like your the Find A Grave Police. I only have one memorial that is listed as Burial: Unknown, all the others are cremations. So again keep the memorials that I requested I DO NOT WANT THEM, and PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND AGAIN.
Added by Joseph R.L.Gauthier and D... on Apr 07, 2015 3:35 PM
Joseph R.L.Gauthier and Diane M.(Misiuk) Gauthier
RE: Re: Napoleon Sansoucy
What ever Mary. This is your rule not to transfer not find a grave, I meet all the requirements for a transfer that find a grave require, and to be honest it would have been better if you did not respond to my request and at this point I really do not want to hear from you. Thank you.
Added by Joseph R.L.Gauthier and D... on Apr 07, 2015 11:12 AM
Joseph R.L.Gauthier and Diane M.(Misiuk) Gauthier
RE: Re: Napoleon Sansoucy
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Specifically: Given to family.

If the family does not buried the ashes what are you to do? It list the above for burial.

Either way keep them even though they mean more to me than you because they are family to me not you.
Added by Joseph R.L.Gauthier and D... on Apr 07, 2015 9:16 AM
James and Hannora (Honora) McKeown
Dear Mary,

I received your message concerning James McKeown and Hannora (Dunleavy) Harrington. I will research this information further. Thank you for this lead for information on the McKeown's is difficult to find.

Diane McKeown Simons
Added by Diane on Mar 14, 2015 5:44 AM
RE: Re: Phebe Sweet Langley
Thanks for your reply.

Do you still have the original photos that you might share with me?
Added by mommycita on Feb 24, 2015 9:09 AM
Deanne (Cobb) Orabona
RE: Re: Mary Ellis
Also, on Mary Ellis, I accidentally gave you her mother's maiden name as her maiden name....I've sent the correction.

Deanne Orabona
Taunton Catholic Cemeteries
Added by Deanne (Cobb) Orabona on Jan 22, 2015 12:43 PM
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