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Suzanne (#47992853)
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Bio Photo After a few months of lurking on the site I decided to try to fill some photo requests for my town Colonial era cemetery March 2013. Tough to find with no plot. In the oldest part of the cemetery I found 2 rows of gothic brownstones around 2-3:00 pm and decided to photograph all of them. The thing is, the stones are facing north on a small hill, background is a field, a lot of the stones a small size. Had a lot of backlite glare. Tried earlier 11-12:00, face in shadow, glare in background. I had a large piece of cardboard and tried putting it behind the stone to stop the glare. It worked ok, but try getting the cardboard to stay in a slight wind. Finally one morning I couldn't sleep and managed to get out to the cemetery around 8 am and voila, the sun hits the face of the stone and all is revealed. I had to get there way before 9 am! I finished photographing the 120 stones and by then I might as well do the whole cemetery. Jan 2014 I printed out the Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and added the names I missed. I finished photographing those stones or getting area pics if the stone was no longer there May 2014.

So the Old Cemetery in East Haven Conn is photographed. See my virtual cemetery of photographic challenges that need a big mirror and a few names I could not find if you want to try your hand at it.

Suggest a correction tools I use- whats on the headstone, Family Search for census, Conn State Library collection in Ancestry, especially the Hale Cemetery Inscriptions copied during the 1930's, the Barbour Collection of town vital records, The East Haven Register by Rev. Stephen Dodd pub. 1824, Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus & the local libraries. Also a handful of times I've asked for help in the forums and got fantastic results.
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Thank you for getting a picture of his head stone!
Added by Marty on May 20, 2015 6:47 PM
Linda V. Tomaszek
Daniel and Lucy McDermott
Thank you so much for taking the photo's of Daniel (Danny) and Lucy McDermott's cemetery stones for their memorials. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Added by Linda V. Tomaszek on May 18, 2015 6:50 PM
Rothman graves
Thanks very much for providing photos of the gravestones of my Uncle and Aunt. I attended their funerals but, as I live in the Midwest, I've not had a chance to return to the cemetery since 2011.

Added by shamburg on May 13, 2015 3:12 PM
James A Gamblin
May I use your photos in my family tree?
Added by James A Gamblin on May 13, 2015 1:08 PM
Thank you
Thanks for photographing the memorial to Moe and Netie Selsky! One of these days we hope to visit but it is good to know what we are looking for and to see the memorial now.

Added by Ellen on May 13, 2015 11:55 AM
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Thanks for the updates and especially for the great photos you've added!

Added by DWV on May 11, 2015 6:38 AM
Igor Sch
Aaron Cohen
Thank you so much for the photo. An opportunity to grow the tree vertically is always special (his father's name in Hebrew represents another generation).
Added by Igor Sch on May 10, 2015 6:56 PM
Linda Epstein
SLinda Epsteinamuel Gitlitz
Many thanks for the photo of Samuel Gitlitz's headstone. I can't wait to get this one translated. Hopefully it will provide some more info into the Gitlitz family.

Added by Linda Epstein on May 10, 2015 6:43 PM
The Todd's of Scotland
Justus Lyman Todd aka Lyman Todd
Please make the corrections,as soon as you do I will be more then happy to delete mine Thanks..Please put his name Justus Lyman Todd, So others do not make the same mistake as i did..And thank you for the heads up.
Added by The Todd's of Scotland on May 09, 2015 10:24 AM
Vicki C.
Seth and Mary Todd
Thank you for the photos for Seth and Mary Todd. I really appreciated the time and effort it took to take these photos. Great pics!! May I use them in my family tree, which will also show on I will credit you with taking the photos. Vicki C.
Added by Vicki C. on May 08, 2015 9:26 PM
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