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Suzanne (#47992853)
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Bio Photo After a few months of lurking on the site I decided to try to fill some photo requests for my town Colonial era cemetery March 2013. Tough to find with no plot. In the oldest part of the cemetery I found 2 rows of gothic brownstones around 2-3:00 pm and decided to photograph all of them. They were difficult to photograph & read with backlight glare.

Finally one morning I couldn't sleep and managed to get out to the cemetery around 8 am and voilą, the sun hits the face of the stone and all is revealed. I had to get there way before 9 am! I finished photographing the 120 stones and by then I was hooked. I might as well do the whole cemetery. Jan 2014 I printed out the Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and added the names I missed. I finished photographing those stones or getting area pics if the stone was no longer there May 2014. Also any modern memorial after 1934.

So the Old Cemetery in East Haven Conn is photographed. See my virtual cemetery of photographic challenges that need a big mirror and a few names I could not find if you want to try your hand at it.

Update: *Old Cemetery in North Haven (Old Center) Started to photograph in 2014. Finished that in April/May 2015 before the many large trees leafed out. Worked off of Hale Cemetery Listing 1933 transcribed by Charles Hale himself. Also had two 1888 inventories to add names. All standing headstones have a photograph or area photos if no longer standing.

*Brandford Center Cemetery, Started to photograph Section A the oldest part of the cemetery, May 2014. Finished Aug 2015 (Hale 1934 list & modern after 1934). Section B, to the left of the road to the office, finished Hale 1934 list July 2016 & some names after 1934. Section C beyond the office a handful of names from the 1934 list I could not find. Section has many modern memorials probably not entered despite the 95% photo ratio.

*Greenlawn Cemetery in East Haven-Hale Cemetery Inscriptions 1934-entered and photographed list by 1-1-16. Has some modern memorials.

*Independent New Haven Lodge Memorial in East Haven-photographed.

*Montowese Cemetery in North Haven-aprox. 13 memorials short of photographing all of the 1934 Hale Cemetery Inscriptions. Has many modern memorials probably not entered despite the 96% photo ratio.

*East Lawn Cemetery in East Haven-entered all the names listed in Hale Cemetery inscriptions 1934. Many modern memorials left.

Suggest a correction tools I use- whats on the headstone, Family Search for census, Conn State Library collection in Ancestry, especially the Hale Cemetery Inscriptions copied during the 1930's, the Barbour Collection of town vital records, The East Haven Register by Rev. Stephen Dodd pub. 1824, Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus & the local libraries.
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Roslyn Roisman-Patchi
Samuel Brown and Wife Hannah
I thank you so very much for the photos and detailed explanations of the headstones situation!
Added by Roslyn Roisman-Patchi on Oct 06, 2017 2:27 PM
Denise Maine
West Cemetery
Thank you Suzanne for the cemetery picture for Samuel Couch. I appreciate your help. Denise Maine
Added by Denise Maine on Oct 05, 2017 6:20 PM
K Rice
Hello Suzanne,
I would like your permission to use your photos of the tombstones of the Frisbee family in my genealogy blog.
Thank you for your time.
Added by K Rice on Sep 26, 2017 1:03 PM
john banks
raphael ward benton

I am writing a short story for my blog on Raphael Ward Benton -- you shot an image of his grave. Is it Ok if I use the image of the gravestone? Will credit you, of course,


John Banks
Added by john banks on Sep 10, 2017 6:50 PM
nancy b
Lena and Kiva Harrison
Thank you so so much for the photographs of Lena and Kiva's markers, Suzanne. Hopefully this wil help me piece a little more of the family puzzle together. Best, Nancy
Added by nancy b on Sep 10, 2017 12:31 PM
Richard Norwood
Patrick Fitzgerald and Shea
Hi Suzanne.

I am grateful you are doing this work.

Regarding Patrick Fitzgerald, I have a slew of Fitzgerald children with Patrick and Catherine dating to 1865 and census records from 1870 to 1900. I need to look at 1910. I don't think he was married to another woman as Catherine died two years after he did.

Can you tell me where you got the Shea information?

Thanks so much.

Dick Norwood
Added by Richard Norwood on Sep 09, 2017 4:04 PM
Thank you for taking a photo of Jacob Neveloff's stone. It's much appreciated.
R. Solit
Added by Rob on Aug 31, 2017 9:04 PM
Added by Rob on Aug 31, 2017 9:03 PM
Nashville Rambler
Jacob Pardee: 122966282
The memorial's bio mentions Jacobus p. 1351, but doesn't mention which Jacobus title.
Added by Nashville Rambler on Aug 29, 2017 8:40 AM
Anna and Ellsworth Eliot
Thank you for the great photo and your time and efforts.
Added by Gloria on Aug 29, 2017 4:40 AM
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