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DWV (#47789311)
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Bio Photo I love exploring cemeteries and getting a sense of their history. I'm located on the shoreline of New Haven County in Connecticut.

Photo requests: Help me to help you! Include any cemetery contact and plot/location information on your photo requests.

SACs: Please do not ask me to link any memorials to a "Burial Unknown". This is a grave registration site, and genealogy is better pursued on other sites.

Previous projects: transcribed and uploaded records from the New Haven (CT) Jewish Cemetery Database into the following cemeteries on FAG:
Adas Israel, Beth Israel/Orchard St. Shul, Columbus Lodge/Temple Beth Shalom, Mt. Sinai Memorial Park, United Israel, Warshaver Relief/Ahavas Shalom/Young Israel, Warshaver Relief/Young Israel, Congregation B'nai Jacob, Congregation Mishkan Israel, B'nai Jacob Memorial Park, all in New Haven, CT. I've also transcribed and uploaded to all of the Jewish cemeteries in East Haven, CT.

Last project: Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, CT, where my parents are buried. Added dates, name corrections, and plot information for the more than 6,000 records listed on FAG, completed in two months. Also added 40,000+ records to FAG from Evergreen's on-line database,

Current project: helping to fulfill photo requests and update plot information for Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, CT.

Transfers: If you would like me to transfer a memorial to you, please submit a SAC with your relationship to the deceased, which must be within FAG guidelines. Do not leave a message here.
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Thank you from Anonymus
No transfer. A very distant cousin. I do so much appreciate your work creating memorials. You've helped me so much in finding distant relatives.
Added by Anonymous on Feb 09, 2016 9:28 AM
L Evans
James Brewster
Thank you for your recent e-mail with Bio information about him & his life.... so good to know more about him. Take a look when you get a chance... I tried to marry the 3 different sections into one.
Thank You Again & Happy New Year.
Added by L Evans on Jan 14, 2016 8:54 AM
Kathy M
Center Cemetery, Branford CT
Hi Diane, thanks for your help. I did check to see if Center Cemetery existed. I googled Center Cem, Branford CT and the 1st thing up was a map showing both Center Cem & a Branford Center Cem, in different locations.
So - why does it come up this way, and how could I avoid the error in the future? I be happy to hear your advice.
re: memorial for Barbara McCrillis Find A Grave #156963260
Added by Kathy M on Jan 12, 2016 4:39 PM
Del Gran
RE: Lois E (Ryerson) Sperry #147396954

My preferred order is:
1) Person
2) Couple
3) Family
4) Headstone (Closeup of dates without zooming)
5) Headstone
6) Family Stone
7) Family Plot (I like to edit to add names)

Most memorials don't have all of the above. For finding, I keep Find A Grave ID in my FTM so normally find via the ID#. Obviously, we all have our preferences and I respect yours.

When volunteers submit, the photos frequently end up in the wrong order and those responsible for maintaining have to change the order to whatever their preference is.

I had submitted a request to link Lois to the "Alfred N Sperry" shown on her headstone photo to a "Alfred N Sperry" in the cemetery. However, the difference in age is to great for the "Alfred N Sperry" at F-A-G to be the husband of Lois. I have requested more photos, one would expect her husband to be "right beside" and that is where a photo of "family plot" is nice.
Added by Del Gran on Jan 11, 2016 3:11 PM
Del Gran
Lois E (Ryerson) Sperry #147396954
I just had a photo request fulfilled by another volunteer who provided two. Would you shift the order so that the close-up is at the top followed by the family stone.
Added by Del Gran on Jan 10, 2016 12:09 PM
L Evans
RE: Capt. Daniel Talmadge
I was hoping you could help, as I know you are working Grove Street .... I just put in an edit for him and his birth date is in question.
He is a Revolutionary War Veteran and in searches for him, it is not clear that the information is for him or another Daniel. I have him as aged 81 years and some others as 84 at time of passing.
His # is 133329653
Thanks for your time
Added by L Evans on Jan 06, 2016 12:08 PM
Laura Vinson Northrop
RE: Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, CT
Thanks for noticing. Inspired by photos in old album and turns out they are all cousins of my husbands great grandmother. Will try to link families next. Are you from the area?
Added by Laura Vinson Northrop on Dec 23, 2015 7:11 AM
I hope you found it interesting. Most people list centarians...but only 1/100 who lives to be 100 makes it to 110.
Added by ROBERT CRESTOHL on Dec 22, 2015 1:34 AM
andrew strenk
William Armistead Christian
Not sure how much info you might want to include, he was born Nov. 1, 1905 in Mobile, Alabama died Aug. 9, 1997 as you have noted. He was actually WAC IV, his father was III, and uncle, II and great grandfather, I.
Added by andrew strenk on Dec 21, 2015 2:57 AM
Bill Gunn
Gunn memorials
Hi, Would you consider transferring or trading your Gunn memorials to me? One for one trade and I can send individual edits. I am related to the Gunn's in CT and have gathered hundreds of corrections or updates for most all of these Gunn's. I know this isn't within Find A Grave policy but even Find A Grave says policy on transfers is just suggestions, they don't care if you transfer them.
Thank you for your hard work establishing these forever memorials.
Be assured I will take care of them.
Bill Gunn
Added by Bill Gunn on Dec 19, 2015 5:46 PM
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