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Betty Frain (#46858568)
 member for 11 years, 1 month, 8 days
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Twenty-five years ago a friend told me she had a new hobby, genealogy, and how much fun she was having. I immediately contacted my mother who informed me that we owned six family Bibles. I have been deep into this ever since. I started with my mother's family in Loudoun County, VA. Her parents were third cousins, a fact she did not know. Of course I added my father's family, my husband's family, and both my daughter-in-law's and son-in-law's families. Then by adding wives, mothers, sisters, brothers, ancestors, descendants, I have ended up with a database of about 37,000. All are related to me or to someone I am related to.
Most of my time has been spent in Loudoun County, Virginia. I wrote two books on Union Cemetery in Leesburg, a book on Monocacy Cemetery in Bealsville, Montgomery County, MD, Death Records of Fairfax County, VA, and co-authored books on the Death Records of Loudoun County, VA and Marriages after 1850 in Loudoun County, Va. I have also been involved in the preparation of Cemetery Books published by Thomas Balch Library. All of these books are available through Heritage Books.

I am more than happy to share any information I have. My cemetery pictures are there for anyone who needs them. They have been taken over the last 19 years. I will ask that you let me know if you are using a family picture because that means you are probably at least a cousin and I want to know you.

If you see errors, please let me know. Let's get all these people linked! But PLEASE everyone, use the Edit button on the memorial that needs changing! It takes about 2 minutes to make changes using that button. It can take 1/2 an hour or more to find the memorial you would like changed, if you don't use that button, and often I cannot be sure if I am looking at the correct person even then. In that case I may spend an hour or more looking. That takes away from someone else's time. Be fair!


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pual d'Hedouville
where this two people married to one another? would you know
Added by Micah on Sep 18, 2017 9:47 PM
Fred Sanford
Re: Kania @ WNC
found her in Suitland - you found 2 - related?
Added by Fred Sanford on Jul 28, 2017 11:08 PM
Marshall family memorial transfers
Thank you so much for allowing me to manage the memorials for the Marshall family (Eliza, Julia, Charles, and Jacquelin) that you so kindly transferred to me. I really appreciate it. :)
Added by HT on Jul 25, 2017 2:19 PM
Larry Hagemann
RE: Aunt Bunny Tavenner
Thank you very much, Betty. I will put up the current photo in the interim, with thanks to you.
Added by Larry Hagemann on Jun 25, 2017 2:45 PM
Larry Hagemann
Aunt Bunny Tavenner
Betty, may we put a copy of the stone photo that you put up for 55638560 (Wendell Sutphin) onto his wife's page which I just created -- No. 180718519.
Or give us permission to do so. Thank you very much. Larry and Karen. We continue to highly value your Union Cemetery books! Thank you.
Added by Larry Hagemann on Jun 25, 2017 2:07 PM
Mary Ann
Added by Mary Ann on Jun 19, 2017 11:46 AM
squadron a association
Trooper William J Logan
On behalf of the late Troopers of Squadron A, we THANK YOU for your help and service.

Vince Katinas
Squadron A Association
Added by squadron a association on Jun 14, 2017 10:58 AM
Parentage of CAEJ Russell and Eliza Russell
Hi Betty

Quick question. What is your source for Elizabeth Fouch Russell as mother to Charlye Ann Elizabeth Jane Russell and Eliza Russell. A June 1826 Deed of Gift names Sarah McCarty Russell deeding to 3 daughters [CAEJane, Eliza, and Sally] both dower slaves and slaves "owned outright." My understanding is that Sarah Elizabeth Ann McCarty and John Russell were their parents. Sarah was daughter to Thaddeus McCarty and Sarah Elizabeth Richardson. Any help you can offer can possibly prevent me from barking up the wrong tree. Thanks.
Added by VicJoRob on May 22, 2017 2:02 PM
Diane Gehr
Cornelia Hafner
Hi Betty, thanks for the info. I would appreciate
that. Thanks for taking and uploading the photo!
Added by Diane Gehr on May 21, 2017 12:23 PM
Diane Gehr
RE: Cornelia Hafner
Hi Betty, I am not sure what that means (to transfer). Also, my Grandfather (Cornelia's
brother) is buried at The Evergreens in NYC
and my dad Donald J Gehr is here in Phoenix AZ.
Almost none of my family in The Evergreens comes
up on Findagrave. I am going to enter them from
the cemetery records we have.
Also, did you know that Cornelia and Conrad had
a another brother, George Gehr who married
Stella Hill and they had three children as well.
I was interested in knowing how you are related
to Cornelia. This is sort of new to me, and
unfortunately, we did not get to know her or
her daughter Patricia or their children.
Thanks! Diane
Added by Diane Gehr on May 20, 2017 9:11 PM
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