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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.
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Julia Joaquin
Thank you for all your hard work. Quite a job!

Lois Smith (Old Cemetery East Haven #112201865) should read death as:16 Jul 1792. I'd appreciate it if you could correct it.

Thank you,

Julia Joaquin
Added by Julia Joaquin on Dec 15, 2014 2:06 PM
Sally Davis
Abigail and Samuel Sackett
Thank you so much for making my updates on my ancestors. Sadly, they've been long forgotten and I also thank you for making their memorials.
Added by Sally Davis on Nov 13, 2014 8:33 AM
Bob Rosenthal
Meyer & Henna Saxe
Suzanne, Thank you so much for the photo of the headstone. It is greatly appreciated.

Thank You again
Added by Bob Rosenthal on Oct 26, 2014 12:08 AM
Archelaus Barker
Thank you so much for the photos!
Added by Bonnie on Sep 20, 2014 10:27 PM
Michael Ryley Bradbury
Darcey Nagy
Thanks for letting me know of the duplicate which I deleted; nice photo of the gravestone!
Added by Michael Ryley Bradbury on Aug 26, 2014 7:08 AM
Diane Miller
Thank You
Thank you so much for visiting my precious Bubby.
Your kindness is so appreciated.

God's Best,
Added by Diane Miller on Aug 23, 2014 7:02 PM
Old Cemetery, East Haven, CT
You're my hero! Photographing the entire Old Cemetery was quite an undertaking. Congratulations on your accomplishment and thanks from another cemetery photographer, also in East Haven.
Added by DWV on Aug 22, 2014 1:29 PM
Dear Suzanna,
Thank you SO MUCH for taking time out of your busy day to take these photographs for me!
With great appreciation,
Added by genealogybuff on Aug 22, 2014 11:20 AM
RE: Laura Hager
North Selma has neither gates nor any signs. Just stones. Sorry!
Added by Nancy/catsaver on Aug 17, 2014 12:32 PM
Claudia Walker
Mary Augur
Thanks very much for all your effort. CW
Added by Claudia Walker on Aug 12, 2014 8:51 AM
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