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MHB (#46895766)
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Bio Photo I was born in Northeastern Ohio, but I have lived in Mass. many years. I have been doing genealogy since 1961. It is a wonderful hobby and it pleases me if I am able to help someone find family or friends they have been searching for.

My special interest is in finding and making Memorials for Civil War Veterans. Much of the information for Beverly's (MA) Central Cemetery has been provided by Dan Driscoll, friend and Volunteer Genealogist at Beverly City Hall.
Beverly Sexton has been of great help to me in the Bedford-Macedonia Cemeteries, Ohio.

Please notify me of any additions or corrections. I'll be happy to oblige.
One thing- Photos of people that I have posted are meant to be enjoyed. I would appreciate it if you would avoid posting them to other internet sites.
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Linda B. Banwarth
LaFontaine Family
Ms. Balboni, first please accept my sincere thanks for all the postings you have done on FindAGrave. They are invaluable for those of us researching families.

I would like to know if you are related to the Adelard LaFontaine family (St. Joseph Cemetery, Fitchburg, MA)? If so, I would love to ask you a few questions as I have hit a brick wall on my LaFontaine connection in Pawtucket, RI. I THINK his father was Adelard but I have not been able to prove it. I am searching for William LaFontaine who married Lurena ("Rena") Cecelia Harvey (daughter of Maxime), probably about 1921 - this couple may have divorced by 1927-8 - they had one surviving daughter. "Rena" married Joseph S. "Herve" Soly by 1928. Most records indicate that William, son of Adelard, did not marry but I believe he may have for a short period (unfortunately, I am unable to get to divorce records for this time period in RI).

If you would like to contact me directly, my email is

Thank you!

Added by Linda B. Banwarth on Jan 04, 2017 12:38 PM
Teresa Stoner
Alexander Family Line
38916208 In the Alexander Line you make mention of an Alexander family bible. Are you in possession of that bible? If not, would you happen to know where this information came from. I saw on the Fulton Co cemetery site that Dr J Frank Alexander had the bible at one time. I would love to have a scanned copy of it for my ancestral records. Thanks for any tips you can offer. Teresa
Added by Teresa Stoner on Dec 05, 2016 3:25 PM
Renee Marie
Memorial 127746470
Can you transfer this memorial to me this is my Grandfather. I already manage my Grandmothers, and step Grandmothers.
Thank you in advance
Renee Marie (#47558330)
Added by Renee Marie on Sep 18, 2016 10:54 PM
I am looking for FREDERICK B BAKER, SR, husband of Arlene E. Gates Baker, # 135548312, father of # 142959240. And HILDA LOHNES, she was the caregiver for Annie Dean Baker, # 142959291. If you could help me in knowing if they are buried with the family, would be of much help. Even trying to find an obituary would be helpful. Thank you so much.
Added by ALIB on Sep 13, 2016 1:20 PM
Could you transfer the memorial of Edith Portman Flanigan to me. I am her Great niece.
Added by DLB on Sep 08, 2016 9:07 AM
Janet M.
Thank you!
Added by Janet M. on Jun 13, 2016 11:04 AM
Janet M.
Hi, Could you please transfer ownership of Hazel Adrien to me? She is the wife of my great-uncle. Thank you!
Added by Janet M. on Jun 11, 2016 9:15 AM
Margaret Alexander Conner (1795-1877)
My name is Donna Keefer. I descend from Frederick Keefer who settled in the Little Cove area of Pennsylvania. A related line includes the Conners. I have come across your note on the Find A Grave Record for Margaret Alexander Conner (1795-1877). You make mention that her husband, James Conner, was previously married and note that Margaret mentions 3 Conner step-children in her will. Do you know the name of her husband' first wife? And is there any evidence of this first marriage which I can add to my file on the Conners. Any help with this matter would be greatly appreciated. Regards, Donna Keefer
Added by Anonymous on May 01, 2016 10:13 AM
Louis Jean
Do you know how I can obtain a copy of "OUR ANCESTOR, CLAUDE BOUCHARD, 1619-1699, and SOME DESCENDANTS." by Louis Jean?
Thank you
B Roberts
Added by B R on Jan 21, 2016 8:33 PM
k. jordan
Added by k. jordan on Jan 11, 2016 6:37 AM
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