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Use a mirror to reflect the sunlight off of the stones lettering. I have a cheap $10.00 mirror that is about 4 feet high. I can hold the mirror in one hand, and take the photo with the other hand.
For a listing of the East Haddam Cems, go to:
For a listing of the Charles Hale CT Cemeteries, go to www.hale-collection.com
When asking me to transfer a listing to you, make sure you have contributed your fair share of names to findagrave. I say that because I believe that everyone should be contributing to findagrave, rather than just joining and then pestering people to give up their listings.
I am on the committee of the Old Cove burying Ground, and am presently cleaning and resetting stones in that cem. Many stones are fieldstones with initials and sometimes a year date. I will be adding those in the future to this site.
My family names are: Kerber, Kerper, Hartsock, Gray, Houck, Carper, Harpster, Gault, all in PA. My extended family names are Miller, Hager, Stamschror, all in Minnesota.
I belong to the Connecticut Gravestone Network at
www.ctgravestones.com, the AGS Association of Gravestone Studies at www.gravestonestudies.org
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|BIRDMAN||RE: Vital records|
Thanks for the vote of confidence in my Findagrave work. I am always happy to be helpful.
Added by BIRDMAN on Mar 27, 2013 10:58 AM
|Debi Morris||RE: Pictures for use in your tree|
I agree. At first, I didn't think about it being a big deal, as I figured I wouldn't be finding many or using any, but now that I have been up here for several months finding all these wonderful pictures, I am going back and asking permission to use the pictures in my personal file as source documents, documenting my family member's final resting place. I have realized how much "time & effort" has gone into getting these pictures and it has helped me a lot in being able to find family grave markers and to help fill in the blanks on many of my branches.
If by some chance, I end up asking again, bear with me, I have found 800+ family grave markers in the past 7 months and I am now going back and asking permission to use the pictures in my file.
Thank you again for the great pictures, and the permission to use them. I do appreciate it very much.
Thank you for taking such wonderful pictures. In my family tree program, I try to use pictures in addition to my source documents. May I use the picture you have posted for William Ashcraft (#18470939), as well as any others I come across that you have taken, in my personal Family Tree. I would be happy to denote that it is from: Find a Grave Contributor: Irma (#46927625).
Thank you again for your time, we all appreciate it very much.
|EdBeh||RE: Mary Campbell, West Neck Cem Waterford CT|
Thanks for the correction Irma. I added a photo which verifies your dates.
Added by EdBeh on Mar 08, 2013 9:47 AM
|Shirley Jones||RE: Indian river cem|
Irma, currently I am updating my husband's Jones line but I do have many ancestors who lived and/or died in Connecticut such as Eggleston, Kelsey, Calkins, Hurd, Parmelee, Ward and on and on. Maybe at a later date your help will again be needed. Thanks for the offer, Shirley
|Shirley Jones||Anna Jones - Indian River Cemetery|
Irma, thank you for the correct death date for Anna Jones. I have made the correction along with a note giving credit for the source of information. Shirley Jones
|Helen Farnsworth||Goddard images|
I have found 2 Goddard images in the album of Hiram Warner Farnsworth that are labelled New London CT. and are of James Goddard and Mrs. Eunice Goddard. The images in the album are mostly from 1850 or earlier.
I did a bit of looking and believe I can attach the images to citations you have listed for Cedar Grove Cemetery.
I thought I would write you to tell you what i was doing in case there is a difficulty with this.
|C. Krueger||Augustus Lewis|
Great! Thank you - Carolyn
|C. Krueger||Gravestone Picture For Augustus Lewis No. 62361945|
I would appreciate it Irma If I could use your Picture with records of proof I have for Augustus Lewis with my suplemental application for the DAR. I have a tree on Ancestry.com and would also like to use it there if possible. I would give you full credit with your name and findagrave.com and Memorial page No. Most Sincerely, Carolyn Krueger findagrave No. 46632820.
|AAndrewsRF||David Gardiner Coit|
Marriage and Death Notices From the Charleston Observer 1827 - 1845 Brent Holcomb, C.A.L.S.
Died at the Cataraet Hotel, Niagara Falls, on Wednesday, 26th July 1837, David G. Coit, Esq., of Marlborough District, S. C., aged 36 years…a native of New London, Conn., but for the last 16 years had resided in S. C…and elder in the Presbyterian Church.…
This is Dr. David Gardiner Coit, Sr. 1800-1837, son of David Coit and Elizabeth Caulkins there in New London. You have just solved a puzzle. I have a wonderful researcher in SC who has been helping me find all the Coits there. Dr. David Gardiner Coit Sr is the one we couldn't find, which didn't make sense. So he died in Niagara Falls? Now I have to wonder where he is buried. Did they transport him to New London? Hmmmm.
I have read through several of those books on Google Books. One, "The Memoirs of Daniel Lathrop Coit 1754-1833" makes for delightful reading. His trip to Europe to study industrial methods that he could bring back to CT, befriending both Benjamin Franklin and Lafayette, seeing the first balloon flight in Paris from the Tuileries. He even tried to find Coit relations in England and was invited several times by a charming Dr. Coit in London, although they couldn't make a family connection. Plus quite oddly, his travel companion for the trip over was a Fanning from Norwich. In piecing together bits of information, I realized that the husband of one of my oldest friends, an Italian countess who married a Texas oilman named Fanning, was actually a descendant of that travel companion and that we were distant cousins (this discovered after knowing him for 25 years). Last person on earth to whom I would have thought I was related.
One blessing in my research is that the Coits were all prolific writers. Seems every branch of the family has treasure troves of old letters and papers (I inherited my grandfather's). I've big boxes of ancient letters I've yet to go all the way through. One of the things that has surprised me the most is how mobile all of these people were in the 1700s and 1800s. Even Mehetabel Chandler Coit in the early 1700s as an older woman, travels 2-3 days to a family wedding. First by horseback, then canoe, then walking. Stopping over with Leffingwells and Lathrops. Concerned about Indians. Packing her silk stockings and frock for the wedding so she can be properly attired. What a grandmother to have. But the whole bunch thought nothing of hopping aboard ship and heading off for wherever.
Irma, I really appreciate all of your efforts to assist me in this family search. For me, it's better than a mystery novel. Thank you.
Curious, with which families are you connected?
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