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Mary S. (#47572796)
 member for 4 years, 11 months, 25 days
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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 (Quebec Province) 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 welcome any excuse to go puttering around local cemeteries, taking photos, and 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. 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, 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.

If you want a specific field changed (names, dates, relationships, etc.), use the field edits on the edit tab, not the OTHER choice. I won't make changes to fields from an emailed edit. Find A Grave has made it very easy to make field edits - let's use that system.

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 that family member is actually 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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Arlene Harris
Joseph Harper and Mary Wood Family
Mary: I want to thank you for all of the information I found on this family through your work on Find a Grave. I hadn't been able to find much but your information filled in a lot of gaps and holes. Thank you so much. Arlene Harris
Added by Arlene Harris on Jul 05, 2016 3:07 PM
Mark Duda
Edward R Duda
Mary, would you mind transferring Edward R Duda 1927-1993 over to me? He is my grandfather. Thank you! I hope you are well.
Added by Mark Duda on Jul 03, 2016 10:29 PM
Michael Harris
Miedema Memorial
I removed the duplicate photo per your request for Sidney Miedema
Added by Michael Harris on Jul 03, 2016 10:41 AM
I just went to my emails and found your link to Paul G. thank you so much I have figured it out a little different , but thank you for all the extra trouble you went to to try to show me how to do the link I am truly grateful.
Added by cl on Jun 19, 2016 8:59 PM
RE: links
I did it !!! yea thank you any how! it was very deceiving in the example I copied one from a transferred memorial it was a little different but it worked
thanks again
Added by cl on Jun 19, 2016 7:42 PM
Hi Mary I think I almost have the link code figured out. I tried adding the girls to the grandfather(Violet and Iris) there names show up and it looks right but you cant click on them I don't know what I'm doing wrong any suggestions oh yea the grandfather is Paul Germain Milford cem. same as the girls
Added by cl on Jun 19, 2016 6:56 PM
Randall, Richard L
wow you are good at this , I new her parents names but was rushing when I put her in I wanted to link R.Randall with his brother Norman. I didn't start doing find a grave until after he had passed and now wish I had pursued where his father was buried. His name was Lewis Aiken Randall dob October 21 1895 if you find his burial place please but it in and link them,born in Jamaica Plain Mass.
Added by cl on Jun 17, 2016 7:23 PM
Aunt dotty g grand children
Thank you, thank you, for linking them. Maybe it sounds silly but I feel like they Iris and Violet are not so alone. and aunt Dotty would like this as well
thank you cl
Added by cl on Jun 17, 2016 3:31 PM
RE: Dorothy's g-granddaughters
I didn't know anything about him mr Scofield I mean so I didn't add him at the time I was just intent on finding Richard Randalls parents and scofield is a second marrige mr Randall father was buried at the cape and he did not remember the name of the cemetery when I asked him many years ago
Added by cl on Jun 17, 2016 3:25 PM
Hi Mary , all the stones for bromleys I was looking for have been found! yea! thanks for your help. i am on a new project
Randalls from Upton (x inlaws kind of, long story)
Mr Richard Randall had a sister dorothy C (one of yours) and her great grand children are iris and violet carey ( (horrible gas explosion in Hopkington) is there any way of connecting them. Violet# 82967363 and Iris # 82967440 Aunt Dotty was very proud of her children, grandchildren, and great grand children and loved them dearly and I have seen other connect people put I don't know how to do it. Do You?
Violet and Iris were her great grand children
( there parents are still alive)

Thanks for any help you can give me
Added by cl on Jun 16, 2016 5:16 PM
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