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Mary S. (#47572796)
 member for 6 years, 1 month, 21 days
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Bio Photo I am of Acadian (French from what is now Nova Scotia), Irish and Italian ancestry, and my husband is of French-Canadian (Quebec Province) and Eastern European Jewish ancestry.

Our Canadian ancestors came to New England in the late 19th and early 20th century, to work in the mill towns of Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

I LOVE the early New England gravestone art! But my main focus for genealogy is with our Canadian immigrant ancestors.

I welcome any excuse to go puttering around local cemeteries, taking photos, and hope I can continue to add listings and photos here for many years to come.


Many of my photos have GPS tags in the EXIF Data, and I've added that information to some of the memorials. But Find A Grave makes this very cumbersome to do, so I haven't added all of them. ALSO, some of the GPS tags are wrong, because of an intermittent problem with my camera. So, please, before sending an edit to add the GPS tags, look at the location to make sure it makes sense, and isn't located in some swamp a mile away!


I hate having to post this, BUT:

If you want to send me corrections/additions for the memorials I manage, use the Edit Tab on the memorial page. I won't make changes from messages left here.

I put a lot of work into my memorials - I don't just post the minimum FAG requires. Don't tell me that you'll send me your notes on a family and I can update my memorials from them. Send the SACs using the Edit Tab on the individual memorials, if you want me to make changes.

If you want a specific field changed (names, dates, relationships, etc.), use the field edits on the edit tab, not the OTHER choice. I won't make changes to fields from an emailed edit. Find A Grave has made it very easy to make field edits - let's use that system.

I will not post an obituary in its entirety, ever. It's a violation of copyright law, and also risks listing living persons.

And I will NOT link a memorial to an "Unknown Burial" memorial. Come back when you know where that family member is actually buried.

Requests for transfer will be judged on a case by case basis. For example, if you are trying to use Find A Grave as a genealogy site by adding all your "Burial Unknowns," I will not transfer to you. Although a wonderful genealogical resource, Find A Grave is intended as a burial registry and I won't encourage behavior that runs contrary to that.
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Ravyn Steele
RE: Florina (LaPlante) Benoit # 155931793
Hi Mary,

I can't remember if I said thank you for this so I figured it was better to say it twice than not at all. You have been great about transferring my relatives to me and I really appreciate it.

Added by Ravyn Steele on Sep 16, 2017 8:53 AM
Charles Clinger
John Milton Clinger
Thank you for your "eagle eye" on correcting the marriage date. Good luck on your continuing research.

Charles E. Clinger
Added by Charles Clinger on Sep 12, 2017 7:27 AM
Colleen Kimball
Bedford burials
Thank you Mary for posting the gravestones of James William Bedford, his wife Mary Alice Sager and my beloved aunt & uncle Ella Louise Preney and her husband Harry Bedford. Your efforts and contributions to Find A Grave are greatly appreciated.
Added by Colleen Kimball on Sep 08, 2017 3:09 PM
RE: Re: Walter Eugene Casey, Jr.
You are very welcome. I too Celebrate Volunteerism.
Added by BobBoston on Sep 01, 2017 6:07 PM
Ravyn Steele
Florina (LaPlante) Benoit # 155931793
Hi Mary,

Would it be possible to have this memorial transferred to me? Florina is my maternal great grandmother.

Thank you

Ravyn Steele
Added by Ravyn Steele on Aug 25, 2017 7:43 PM
Al Wood
RE: Transfer Request
Forgive me for my ignorance. You're right. I am very new at this, but excited to be able to do it, and can't tell you how much I appreciate your help.
Added by Al Wood on Aug 09, 2017 9:09 PM
Al Wood
Transfer Request
Alvin and Rosemary (Hall) Wood are my parents. Alvin is #132357690 and Rosemary is 132357712. I was hoping you'd be kind enough to transfer them to me. Thank you, Al Jr
Added by Al Wood on Aug 09, 2017 8:15 PM
Al Wood
Just a Thank You
I'm a new member just a couple of days. I stumbled across your work work through I found that you had entered information and some grave photos about my parents buried in Fairview Cemetery in Grafton. Alvin and Rosemary Wood. I just wanted to say thank you for your work. Al Jr
Added by Al Wood on Aug 07, 2017 12:42 PM
Ravyn Steele
Lillian Bashaw Morris - 155331963
Hi Mary,

I was wondering if you would transfer Lillian to me. She is my father's mother. You have been wonderful about transferring a few of my other relatives and I thank you for it.

Also, to let you know, Lillian's uncle is buried 4 rows back from Lillian. His name is Alexander Benway and he fought in the Civil War.

Thank you again.

Ravyn Steele
Added by Ravyn Steele on Aug 05, 2017 11:13 PM
Craig Shea
Edmond and Malvina Sareault
Could you please consider transferring Malvina Sareault #97773985 and Edmond Sareault #97425951 to me?

They are my great-grandparents.

Thank you kindly,

Added by Craig Shea on Jul 19, 2017 3:02 PM
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