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Trish Schmidt (#46942593)
 member for 10 years, 16 days
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Bio Photo I started researching my family roots about ten years ago with the many avenues now open with online searches it opened a whole new world to me. Living in Alaska many of the records were not obtainable by me unless I traveled to the different states and countries.

I have been able to connect with family in America, Canada and Scotland. What a amazing trip it has been finding pictures of family members when they were children I never knew about.

Some of my family had taken pictures of head stones but they did not turn out. I requested pictures of some of them and there they were with in a week. I have found this to be a wonderful tool to have and bring my family closer to me.

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Messages left for Trish Schmidt (71)[Leave Message]
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 26645034
There are two crosses on the stone so I had to think it represented both of your grandparents. There were no other stones. This one was back in a corner. It is a war torn property: litter, stones knocked down, letter markers in the wrong direction.teens in hoodies hanging out. Chester was a mess 50 years ago. Even worse now.
Added by IMAGINE on Feb 03, 2017 8:24 AM
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 26645034
I just sent some Sullivan photos. I hope they satisfy your request.
Added by IMAGINE on Feb 02, 2017 9:49 AM
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 26645034
Well, it is an old cemetery which suggests wear from weather and vandalism. In the 50's Chester was pretty crappy and has only gotten worse. That doesn't deter me. My sister hasn't replied yet so she probably thinks I'm nuts recruiting her. The weather in South Jersey is cold, windy and wet. Meaning it is difficult to walk in soggy grass plus difficult to read stones that may be ground level rather than upright. I'll set your expectations around April before I go. I'll do my best.
Added by IMAGINE on Jan 28, 2017 8:59 AM
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 26645034
Yes, I have James and Ann on my radar. My sister lives close to Chester and I've asked for her assistance. She recently (this week) had a death in her husbands family and may not be up to visiting another cemetery so soon but we'll see.
Added by IMAGINE on Jan 27, 2017 9:03 AM
RE: reported a problem with your photo request for Ann Sullivan
Trish, I grew up in Brookhaven and went to HS at St. James in Chester. I don't live nearby any more but I would like to visit Grandmom and take some nice photos. It won't be too soon but it won't take another 8 years. Thanks for your patience.
Added by IMAGINE on Jan 26, 2017 9:44 AM
RE: Marlene Peters
Bio modified
Added by DogMama08 on Jan 02, 2017 11:05 AM
RE: Blinkhorn Blenkhorn
True. That's why this is "Find a grave," not "Fix a grave" (cemetery records). *grin*
Added by Bee_Charmer on Oct 02, 2016 1:29 AM
RE: William Blinkhorn
You are welcome! The woman who requested this photo believes he is a relative named Wilbur Blenkhorn. I sent you a message about it in the "Edit" tab for Wm Blinkhorn.
Added by Bee_Charmer on Oct 01, 2016 7:08 PM
Laurie Kearney
RE: John Leslie Preston
Yes, I think John is in Vine Lake too. Its a HUGE cemetery!

As for me, I worked at the Captain Bartlett in the early 80s. My dad was the manager there, and got us (my brother & a few college friends) great summer jobs! I loved Alaska! I even looked into getting certified in elementary ed, but that ment a trip to Juneau....not an easy access city. So I wasn't willing to spend my money on a giant maybe. So I stayed in Mass.
Added by Laurie Kearney on Aug 03, 2016 8:47 PM
Laurie Kearney
John Leslie Preston
Hi Trish!

I do not think John Leslie Preston is buried at Pine
Grove Cemetery in Norfolk, Mass. That cemetery is for unclaimed prisoners from MCI Walpole (now calle Cedar Junction) and Norfolk prisons. I believe he would have been buried in Medfield, Mass at Vine Lake Cemetery.

Laurie Kearney
(PS...I used to work at the Capt. Bartlett Inn!)
Added by Laurie Kearney on Aug 01, 2016 4:26 PM
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