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Michael Swan (#47339426)
 member for 4 years, 9 months, 16 days
John Glassford
also: since 2010 I have been documenting at Laurel Hill Cemetery at Reading, Middlesex County, MA. There are a lot of Swain surname there which often is used alternatively on gravestone with Swayn and Swan. Just a heads up. Back in those days spelling by the King's English or by sound were both acceptable before the standard was established, that's why the multi spelling of surname for family members even within same family plot.

Added by John Glassford on Jul 19, 2014 9:55 PM

John Glassford
Meeting House Hill (Methuen, MA)
Hi Michael,

I was with Jack Parker today at Meeting House Hill. I am finding a lot of your requests by chance because we kind of split the cemetery by starting photography on opposite ends. Jack photo sets contain a lot of Swan surname as well.

Enjoy the photos, you probably could not get in yourself (the gate is always locked !!). I tried on and off for about 4 years, what a pain.


John Glassford
Andover, MA

Added by John Glassford on Jul 19, 2014 9:51 PM

Jack Parker
RE: Davis, Swa
Got back to Meeting House Hill today. Am uploading a number of other Swan and Davis memorials/photos. My camera died halfway through and now looking at the photos - it would appear there is some moisture in there, so half of each photo is a bit blurry. Argh.

Added by Jack Parker on Jul 19, 2014 1:46 PM

Jack Parker
RE: Davis Photos
Apologize for the quality. Hope to do better soon.


Added by Jack Parker on May 24, 2014 9:08 PM

Cal Carpenter
RE: Jane Swan
Hi... Glad to help and thankful that the snow finally melted away to get access to the cemetery. Best of luck in your research.


Added by Cal Carpenter on May 09, 2014 7:32 AM

Reminder for George Brown
Can you please call the cemetery and obtain the grave location (Section & Lot numbers) and ask them whether or not there is a grave marker?

Forest Home Cemetery: 708-366-1900 or 773-287-0772

This cemetery will not assist photo volunteers with finding the grave's location and the Find A Grave FAQs (Help File) states it is the photo requestors job to provide this information.

Thank you! Ace

Added by Ace on Oct 11, 2013 6:21 AM

George Brown
Hi! In regards to your photo request, can you please call the cemetery and obtain the grave location (Section & Lot numbers) and ask them whether or not there is a grave marker? Please post this information to the memorial or send it to me.

Forest Home Cemetery: 708-366-1900 or 773-287-0772

Forest Home is a huge cemetery with well over 70,000 burials, and the information is needed in order to find someone there and take a photo of a grave. I go here regularly, and since August I have found over 150 graves at Forest Home that had the location information provided. Thank you! Ace

Added by Ace on Sep 20, 2013 8:57 AM

RE: Martha Swan
Yeas, but I'm in Europe, at the moment and will be returning soon.

Added by OnlyMe on Sep 11, 2013 12:44 AM

RE: Moore
Dear Michael,

I am so thrilled that you found the graves of my great great parents and their daughter Adelaide.

I can't wait to share this with my 92 year old aunt who has been helping me with my genealogy research.

Thank you so much.

Jeanne Whitten

Added by Jeanne on Jan 28, 2013 4:55 PM

John Glassford
Deborah Osgood Swan,‏ update at No. Andover, Mass.
re: Memorial# 63240096

Hi Michael,

I added yr of birth to her memorial as requested. Please check your email as I have also sent you a very good website with Swans in my area and all over Massachusetts, not sure if you've seen it. Good research tool.

John G.

Added by John Glassford on Dec 31, 2012 2:58 PM

Timothy P Schultz
parents grave plots
I am trying to locate a certain cemetery. It's called Hillview Memorial Gardens. My Parents Dennis Marvin and Virginia C Schultz purchased 2 grave plots at Hillview Memorial Gardens at 8900 Andersonville Rd. in Clarkston, MI 48016 back in 1967. I would like help in finding an address to this cemetery or a phone number to someone who could help me in locating this cemetery and possibly being able to sell these two plots. My Dad, Dennis passed away in July and my Mom and him have a plot now up in Rogers City, MI where they have resided for over 40 years now. Could you please email me back with ANY information you can find? I would greatly appreciate this!

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.

Added by Timothy P Schultz on Dec 11, 2012 11:29 PM

Karin Rice
Thank You
Thank you so much for the headstone photo for Mary A. Meyers. I appreciate your time and effort.

Added by Karin Rice on Nov 24, 2012 4:55 PM

Pam Behrens
RE: Newton Graves
I just got back into town and saw your message. Then I checked Find a Grave.
You and your family are one of the few kind and caring people left. I have no way to express in words what a wonderful jesture.

My husband and I were just in Colorado in Animas (Durango) to try to find my husbands ancestors. The historical society there said that the cemetery is so run down they don't allow anyone on the land. It made me so sad to think that no one was left alive to care for their families grave sites. They said they don't want to clean it up because they "think" they will distroy the stones and wood markers.

So again Thank you!

Added by Pam Behrens on Sep 23, 2012 7:48 PM

Pam Behrens
Reuben Newton
thanks again for taking the picture.

Added by Pam Behrens on Sep 05, 2012 7:42 AM

Chris Andrew
Hi Michael:

Thank you very much for the photos you took. You really went above and beyond by finding other family members at the same time. Your efforts are sincerely appreciated.


Added by Chris Andrew on Jul 30, 2012 12:37 PM

Rob Robinson
Seely family pictures
Thank you very much for the headstone pics of the Seely family. It is greatly appreciated!


Added by Rob Robinson on Jun 17, 2012 1:13 PM

Marlene Tyler
RE: Tyler
Thank you so ver much!

Added by Marlene Tyler on Apr 09, 2012 7:48 AM

Marlene Tyler
Beverly Tyler
Wouold you please add the photo you took of Cedrick and Beverly Tyler's headstone to her memorial #68041969 . Cedrick's # is 66852807. I'd really appreciate it.

Added by Marlene Tyler on Mar 26, 2012 12:02 PM

Rob Robinson
DODDS pictures
Thanks again Mike on the pictures! I wish I would have know about them before so I could have lumped them together. Thank you again!


Added by Rob Robinson on Mar 03, 2012 8:29 PM

Rob Robinson
Ferguson at White Lake
And thank you for the row listing! I guess there are a few DODDs I need to get too.

Thanks again!


Added by Rob Robinson on Mar 02, 2012 8:04 PM

Rob Robinson
Ferguson Pictures
Thank you very much for the FERGUSON pictures from White Lake Cemetery. They are great!

Added by Rob Robinson on Mar 02, 2012 7:56 PM

Vickie Journigan
RE: Havens
Michael You are a life saver. You have gone way out of your way to help me. I want to thank you again. My email is


Added by Vickie Journigan on Jan 08, 2012 6:07 PM

Vickie Journigan
RE: Havens
Michael you are very sweet to do this. I will be looking forward and hearing from you again.


Added by Vickie Journigan on Jan 06, 2012 7:05 PM


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