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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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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
Merrylyn Sawyer
FAG memroial #111350361
Hello, I was just looking at the above memorial for Mary French. Do you know anything about her siblings or her parents, Wm. and Nancy? I'm trying to find a Mosses F. French b. circa 1826 and Wm and Nancy were having children during that time. thank you.
Added by Merrylyn Sawyer on Jan 08, 2015 2:47 PM
RE: McGuinness/Delvin/Pechulis
I just sent a long description. My guess is that most any records in the MA area with Pechulis are related in some way or another.
Added by cbws887 on Jan 02, 2015 3:52 PM
RE: McGuinness/Delvin/Pechulis
I will - thanks.
Added by cbws887 on Jan 02, 2015 3:07 PM
RE: McGuinness/Delvin/Pechulis
tell me about it! At least two of the Pechulis are lost for now - no doubt for the same reason.
Added by cbws887 on Jan 01, 2015 10:44 PM
RE: McGuinness/Delvin/Pechulis
Thank You! I will go check them out shortly - just sat down to get started for the evening :)
Added by cbws887 on Dec 30, 2014 11:28 PM
Amy Caddell
John Washington English
Thank you Mary.
Added by Amy Caddell on Dec 30, 2014 9:10 AM
RE: Photo use?
Thank you!
Added by BettyD on Dec 29, 2014 6:17 PM
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