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JudiT (#47404726)
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Bio Photo I first discovered the fun and challenges of genealogical research just in 2010, starting with a tree sent by a cousin in England. Since then I have been on a mission to find as many family members, both dead and alive, as I can. I have connected with living cousins all over the country and even new ones in the UK.

More recently I've obtained extensive genealogical notes from my paternal great-grandmother that she accumulated over her 97 years. I'm on a mission to find and connect them on FAG as I add them to my tree. It has gone from 0 to 2063 people in just over a year with her help!

It has been a fascinating journey!! I am pulling together family info to share in several ways, including virtual cemeteries here, geni trees and google sites. I am happy to help anyone else when I visit cemeteries containing my family and/or nearby my home if I can.

Major family lines include Alkes/Elkes, Klepper, and Fenster from Europe; Knapp, Becroft, Burbidge, Nott, Clark, Summers, Whittaker and Williams from CT; Culver, Ford and Kuykendall out west; and Archambault, Marcher, Provost, Nolan, Flanders from VT. I'm hoping my efforts here serve generations to come. Special thanks to Barb Destromp in VT and Jan Franco in CT who have created so many of my family memorials before I knew they were family!! Barb in particular has made hundreds of corrections for me I think!

I haven't created many that are not my family or friends but I'd be happy to transfer to someone who wants to take good care of them.

Happy Family Hunting!

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I have 2 other Gesner photos to upload
Later today I hope to upload pictures for Nicholas Gesner #182074012 & D. Sidney Gesner #182074039. There was a Henry Gisner listed in a 1901 document with the inscription: "Here lies the body of Henry Gisner deceased son of Jacob Gisner, Anno Domina 1783". -Zoe
Added by zoomurray on Aug 07, 2017 3:00 AM
John H Willey
RE: Frank Lafreniere
Hi JudiT

You may want to e-mail my brother Bill, as he was younger and spent more time with Frank, had a lot of stories of their adventures.

Frank was like an Uncle to us 5 boys.

Bill's e-mail
He now lives in KY.

Regards John
John H Willey
Added by John H Willey on May 03, 2017 2:38 PM
John H Willey
RE: Frank LaFreniere link request

Frank at times worked for my Grandfather, then my father Giles Willey, then Frank worked at the State Hospital in Waterbury, VT.

After Frank retired he lived in the office on my father's farm, one summer I worked with Frank at Camp Kinya.

Regards John
Added by John H Willey on May 03, 2017 2:20 PM
Pamela Whitaker
RE: Benjamin Bennett Memorial 101107219
Yes, please help me with this. Was your Benjamin a sailmaker? I can't imagine there were two in this line of work. I would appreciate seeing/reading the affidavit to the plot if you wouldn't mind pulling it out. Thanks so much.
Added by Pamela Whitaker on Apr 27, 2017 1:28 PM
Pamela Whitaker
Benjamin Bennett
Hello...I am curious about your memorial to Benjamin Bennett in Green-Wood Cemetery. I have the d/c giving his occupation as Sailmaker. I know that the Benjamin I am researching was a sailmaker. However, the history that you provide does not match what I am researching so I am wondering how you connected this Benjamin to your
research.......the Benjamin I am researching was married to Susan Dobbs and then later to a woman named Gertrude. There is a Gertrude buried in Green-Wood and I have requested a photo...if I get one and if she is in the same plot, then perhaps this Benjamin is actually the one I am researching. I would love to solve this mystery.
Added by Pamela Whitaker on Apr 27, 2017 10:31 AM
Bernice Mindy Mahoney
RE: Abraham Elkes
Hi Judi,
'You never left me your gmail
Added by Bernice Mindy Mahoney on Apr 25, 2017 4:15 PM
Bernice Mindy Mahoney
Elkes, Elkis Abraham
Hi Judi,
My Name is Bernice Mahoney, I am the granddaughter of Bernard Meyer Elkis, (he had brothers Morris, & Preston & his mom's name was Minnie) & his Father was Abraham (Elkes) changed to Elkis. Can we talk if you mind? God Bless you Bernice
Added by Bernice Mindy Mahoney on Apr 25, 2017 11:18 AM
JP Rayder
RE: Sam Mangiameli Photo
Hi Judit
It indicates the Row and plot number,I'm just happy to have helped...JP
Added by JP Rayder on Apr 01, 2017 8:36 AM
Kem Hart-Baker
Joseph Spurr note on wife's memorial
I believe there may be a typo on Joseph's wife memorial # 161468138 Miriam Lyon Spurr bio regarding the spelling of his last name on the stone in the yard of their home in Otisfield.

It's showing the last name of "SPYRR"...should have been "SPURR"?
Added by Kem Hart-Baker on Dec 01, 2016 1:37 PM
Kem Hart-Baker
Miriam Lyon Spurr Memorial Cedar Crest Cemetery, Otisfield, ME
While researching the LYON family, I came across Miriam's memorial. I was wondering if you would clarify something for me?

It noted she died in Otisfield, Oxford County, NY and that she's buried in Cedar Crest Cemetery, Otisfield, Oxford County, ME.

But at the bottom of her page, it noted information was from "A History of Otisfield, Cumberland County, ME."

Was this a typo error or did the name of this county change somewhere throughout the years? Thank you
Added by Kem Hart-Baker on Dec 01, 2016 1:26 PM
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