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James Bianco (#47745493)
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Bio Photo I am a genealogist and native/resident of Western MA. (Springfield / Westfield). My earliest ancestor arrived here in 1639 (Rowland Stebbins). I primarily photograph cemeteries without a readily available trans. and add memorials from my photos.

The primary motivation for my work on Find A Grave is of a genealogical nature and as such I encourage valid edits and biographical details and will work with members any way I am able in order for the finished result to look something like this or this.

90% of the memorials I manage are local to my area (MA/CT/VT/NH/RI). If I do create a memorial in a distant state/cemetery it is most likely for an individual with familial ties to New England.

As you can see by the # of photos I have uploaded in a short period of time (Since Nov. 2013 when I began dedicating more time to FAG) I work very hard trying to discover the final resting place of local individuals. I intend to photograph every memorial I have created and I have taken close to 300,000 headstone photos since November of 2013 only 1/3 of which are currently uploaded. I work on this daily, and currently over 120,000 of the memorials I manage have headstone/marker photographs.

I will respond quickly to edits and suggestions in the interim and will even go take a photo if requested. If you are related to an individual I have created a memorial for (or manage) please send me a message, I am quite liberal with transfers to family members.

If any memorial I have created currently lacks details or a photo that is only temporary and indicates I have created it from trans. and is on schedule to be further developed/linked/photographed.

There appears to be two "schools" of thought among the major contributors here at Find-A-Grave.

The first is to create a basic memorial for an individual in order for others to know just where that elusive relative/friend/acquaintance is buried. Exposure is immense and in that respect there is no other website quite like this one.

The second school of thought is to take this amazing resource and utilize all of the wonderful tools it offers to us as genealogists. Detailed bios, photographs, documents and the most beneficial of all, interlinking relations, both by the relationship edit option or by inserting html code linking to another memorial directly.

As a genealogist I wholeheartedly subscribe to the latter, and as a result have worked very hard traveling extensively in my local area of New England photographing and memorializing those buried in cemeteries which do not have a readily available published trans.

I will gladly transfer memorials out of guidelines to relatives, I may however wish to fully develop the memorial first to make sure details are not lacking. In this case perhaps after a day or two. In the case of more recent deaths (after 1900) you may expect a transfer as soon as I am aware of the request.

Burial Unknown memorials: I will not link to a memorial where the final disposition is unknown, the Burial Unknown option was set up by FAG originally for recent burials with the provision they be removed after 30 days (see FAG Guidelines) this quickly became a way for people to build a family tree or collect a specific geographic or surname group.

Likewise a memorial created in an unverified cemetery (often said here to be "plopped") defeats the integrity and purpose of this website and belittles the hard work of it's volunteers. I will need to verify any newly created memorial I am asked to link to before approving the edit.

Find-A-Grave's primary objective has always been to document the final disposition of an individual. Long standing Burial Unknown memorials serve only to cause confusion and negativity here.

The first memorial created in the correct cemetery (NOT as a burial unknown memorial) is the permanent memorial. Date of creation is not considered when comparing a memorial created correctly, in a verified cemetery, and one created as "burial unknown".

**When notified FAG will always remove/merge a burial unknown memorial moved into a cemetery where a grave has been verified.

recent examples:

1. Samuel Bliss

2. Noah Thomas

My transfer policy is much more liberal than most so send a request *if you are upset that I have located the grave for a person you created a memorial for as "burial unknown"

Thanks to all the FAG photo volunteers for your hard work! You are truly what makes this website such an incredible genealogical tool.

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Jeanie Leete
This is the wife of Leon Leete. Would you please allow me to manage it also?
Added by Jeanie Leete on Jan 18, 2017 12:47 PM
Jeanie Leete
# 139329463 Leon George Leete
Thanks for the Leete transfers. We are a huge family and lassoing them all together has been a labor of love. I appreciate your effort.
Jeanie Leete
Added by Jeanie Leete on Jan 18, 2017 1:03 AM
mannings in fox hill, billerica
Hi! Just wanted you to know that there are a few more Mannings in Fox Hill. I have photographed and added memorials for Asa Patten Manning, Hannah P. Manning Chandler and Polly Manning. There are also several members of the Patten family. If these are relatives of yours, or if you have a special interest in the families, I am glad to transfer management. mtucker
Added by mtucker on Jan 17, 2017 2:08 PM
Angie Robinson
Harriet Miller Burghardt - 137466177
duplicate of
Created by: Jacki, Weymouth Massachu...
Record added: Feb 18, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 125296326
Added by Angie Robinson on Jan 17, 2017 12:21 PM
t. manning
sorry, the correct number for theophilus is 157205837
Added by mtucker on Jan 17, 2017 10:54 AM
theophilus & polly manning
theophilus manning 157295837
polly manning 157206593

the above couple are buried in fox hill cemetery in Billerica. I took pictures of their graves this week. I had added a memorial for them at fox hill, but deleted it when I saw your pages. I will add my photos to your pages. mtucker
Added by mtucker on Jan 17, 2017 10:52 AM
Waunita M Herron
Elijah Crane
Thank you so much for correcting my error so promptly. Genealogy is like detective work and some times we get off on the wrong trail due to others sloppy work.

Waunita, from rainy WA.
Added by Waunita M Herron on Jan 15, 2017 4:03 PM
Frances Gosnell Olmstead
Kaba, Sadie and Kaba, Philip
You do such a wonderful job.. I thank you so much for the memorial of Sadie Kaba #130127374
and Philip Kaba.. They were my Great Aunt and Great Uncle. Could you please transfer them to me? If your not related to them. I love this site and have tons of memorials to add from Georgia and Illinois cemeteries. Now that I'm retired, I can start adding them..
Added by Frances Gosnell Olmstead on Jan 15, 2017 12:17 AM
Jeanie Leete
139329463 Leon George Leete
He is my 8th generation and would appreciate a transfer if he is not related to you. Love this site! Thanks for the immense effort you are offering.
Added by Jeanie Leete on Jan 14, 2017 11:54 AM
Molly Cady #130233535
I see that you have made a memorial for Molly Cady wife of Abner Cady, my grandmother Ethel Augusta Mae Gold Dowden's great-great grandfather. Thank you. I have some additional information about Molly, which you may like to include.
Molly Holmes Cady was the daughter of Josiah Holmes #67687097 and his third wife Sarah Bennett Dunton. She was born in Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut 22 June 1762 and married Abner Cady in Stafford, Tolland County on 27 December 1782.
Added by Eileen on Jan 10, 2017 1:17 PM
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