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Donna Hasbrouck (#47491143)
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Bio Photo I consent to the use of my marker photographs for genealogical research provided they are for personal use only. Kindly acknowledge me for the taking of the photographs.

[Author: Della M. Cumming ca 1943.]

My feelings are in each family we are called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again,
To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead,
Breathing life into all who have gone before.

We are the story tellers of the tribe.
We have been called as it were by our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us:
Tell our story.
So, we do.
In finding them, we somehow find ourselves.

How many graves have I stood before now and cried?
I have lost count.

How many times have I told the ancestors
you have a wonderful family, you would be proud of us?

How many times have I walked up to a grave
and felt somehow there was love there for me?
I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts.
It goes to who I am and why I do the things I do?
It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever
to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen.
The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh.

It goes to doing something about it.
It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish.
How they contributed to what we are today.
It goes to respecting their hardships and losses,
their never giving in or giving up.

Their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.
It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us
That we might be born who we are.
That we might remember them.
So we do.
With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence,
Because we are them and they are us.
So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family.

It is up to that one called in the next generation,
To answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers.
That is why I do my family genealogy,
And that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.
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Don Blauvelt
FYI. See my flower the above memorial.
Added by Don Blauvelt on Aug 27, 2015 8:44 AM
Don Blauvelt
RE: John Goodrich #48313932
Well...I found the churchyard and placed him there.
Added by Don Blauvelt on Aug 26, 2015 10:39 AM
Don Blauvelt
RE: John Goodrich #48313932
Saint Mary's Church at was is/was Bury Saint Edmond is possibly one of the 1,600+ randomly listed cemeteries in England. Ancestry upgraded Find A Grave's original list of towns, etc. and now uses modern name locations, not what they were when a person died in the 1600s. I'm not going to look through 1,600 listings to try and find the Saint Mary at Bury Saint Edmond church cemetery, or whatever that place is now called in 2015. Good luck if you try.
Added by Don Blauvelt on Aug 26, 2015 10:09 AM
Gale Cottrell
RE: Norton's and Ashman's
Donna, I live in CT so if I can assist you in your research let me know. I was just down in Guilford doing research on my Uncle Bob "Robert Lancelot Ashman", but I live in northeastern CT.

I grew up in Troy, NY.

Thanks again for your assistance getting these Norton's and Ashman's fixed.
Added by Gale Cottrell on Aug 20, 2015 4:35 PM
Gale Cottrell
RE: Norton's and Ashman's
Many, many thanks - I was going crazy going back and forth. I loved your photos!
Added by Gale Cottrell on Aug 20, 2015 4:22 PM
Gale Cottrell
Norton's and Ashman's
Alderbrook Cemetery, Guilford, CT - Would you please get together with Ann Brown and combine your entries for the above names in Alderbrook Cemetery? You entered them first but she has more info - maybe you can work out something? I've sent her a message to please contact you and work it out. I'd rather have too much info than not enough but...
Added by Gale Cottrell on Aug 20, 2015 2:43 PM
Jody Gonda
Mix Family

On Find-a-Grave I saw your posting for Daniel Mix (122061972) and am wondering if you are also researching the Mix family. If you are, I would be happy to share information.

Added by Jody Gonda on Aug 15, 2015 11:27 AM
RE: Sarah Mansfield
Ha ha! I know how this is. Talk again soon!
Added by Dorothy on Aug 13, 2015 11:54 AM
Kate Cuneo
Sarah Potter Foote
I have added the information you supplied to Sarah's memorial. Thank you for your help.
Added by Kate Cuneo on Aug 10, 2015 5:02 AM
Marie Bonafonte
Lucy Ann Jagger Sizer
Your request has been completed.
Added by Marie Bonafonte on Jul 06, 2015 3:45 PM
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