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goose (#47534920)
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Bio Photo AKA ~ Carol

~~ Life is lived forward, but understood backward ~~

My goal is to help others with their research. I find it extremely rewarding. Thank you Find a grave for having such a great site and all the volunteers willing to spend countless hours doing what I do.

I look to find small, backyard cemeteries and photograph all the stones, and research the family to provide links, before nature and time destroy what can be read. I have completely finished photographing all the stones in many cemeteries in the area of East Freetown and Dartmouth. I prefer to go into those cemeteries that are hard to access or are overgrown. I have been able to do some of those with a lot of help from Find a grave friend Chip 5610 who set up many of the cemeteries I am photographing, and with some assistance from Freetown Cemetery Commission, Mike and Keven, helping locate them in Freetown and Assonet and J. King for taking a great deal of time to help locate them in Dartmouth. Thank you so much.

Once I have them posted on Find a grave it is rewarding for me to research and link their families. Getting the veterans stones are most important, we are losing the ability to read them very quickly. With the help of Jim Grasela we completed the Veterans Section in the Pine Grove Cemetery in New Bedford and have them all on line. Much appreciation to J. Bosworth who has helped to figure out, research and link many families in the South Dartmouth (Padanaram) Cemetery, where I spent many weeks photographing the remaining memorials, and several other cemeteries where we worked as a team. She is always willing to take on a challenge. I can't thank them enough for their time.

ღ .... Your life is now, seize it and make it amazing. Find your voice... Discover your passion and pursue it... Be honest, generous and kind... Surround yourself with love, laughter and others who have a positive outlook. Let your heart be your guide... Be brave and wild at heart... Take chances... Ask questions... Be fearless... Make a difference... This is your time!

Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them so go out and start creating! .... ღ

~*~...ღ...~*~...ღ...~*~..ღ.. The Dash ..ღ..~*~...ღ...~*~...ღ...~*~

I read of a reverend who stood to speak at the funeral of his friend. He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time that she spent alive on earth, and now only those who loved her know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own - the cars, the house, the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard, are there things you'd like to change? For you never know how much time is left. (You could be at "dash mid-range").

If we could just slow down enough to consider what's true and real, and always try to understand the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger, and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect, and more often wear a smile, remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy's being read with your life's actions to rehash...would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent your dash?
..... by Linda Ellis


.... ღ While researching our family I used the find a grave site and found it to be a valuable tool. I feel that LINKING the family on that site to be important in finding other members of the family. We felt the need to help others in their search for family.

Putting a photo, a document, a bit of history of the person and the grave stone on the memorial is a complete picture for us to enjoy. Thank you for everyone who helps to complete this task. Your work is an enormous gift.

If you have a photo request for a large cemetery, it is always best to give the volunteer a plot number and or location in the cemetery. I will do what I can, it is a great hobby. Please be kind to those who are willing to volunteer to help. The words "Please and thank you" are always welcomed.

Edits, suggestions and corrections are always welcomed and done ASAP, through the edit tab on the memorial.

I walk the cemeteries to photo when I can. I add what I find for all the memorials I have set up, hoping this will help others find their family.

I have been a genealogy buff for over 40 years. After learning my maternal parents and great grandparents came here to make a better life, I actively researched to find all the connections. My husband and I were fortunate enough to visit their homeland in St. Cecile/Fontenoille Belgium in 2012 where we met more family.

One of the most important things in our life is to give our children roots to grow and wings to fly.

Our genealogy families include:
Bailey ~ Burt ~ Church ~ Jenkins ~ Strange ~ Warren ~ Weber

and, Champluvier ~ Charron ~ LaFountain/Fountain ~ Ledoux/Sweet ~ Protin ~ Shover/Chauvin ~ Tetreault/Tatro and variations of.

I have interest in several surnames: Ashley, Chace/Chase, Clark, Crapo, Cummings, Demoranville, Gifford, King, Rounseville, Spooner, Teachman, Westgate among others.
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RE: Sherman family edits
I own the 4 volume Sherman Directories by John Sherman and also have Ancestry to back it up. Hope this helps.
Added by Eileen on May 31, 2015 10:01 AM
Norman S. Cole Jr. and Geraldine (Beard) Cole
RE: Paul Cambra
You are welcome.
Added by Norman S. Cole Jr. and Ge... on May 26, 2015 4:42 PM
Norman S. Cole Jr. and Geraldine (Beard) Cole
Paul A. Cambra
Hi i transfer Paul Cambra memorial 146614833 to you. Thank you
Added by Norman S. Cole Jr. and Ge... on May 24, 2015 8:24 PM
RE: Lucy Brightman
Thanks Carol! Your work is indeed much appreciated!
Added by GregRM on May 17, 2015 10:52 AM
Lucy Brightman
Hi Carol,
Thanks very much for adding the photo I requested for Lucy Brightman (my g-g-g-grandmother) at Long Plain Cemetery! I gather that there is no marker for her burial location? Thanks again!
Added by GregRM on May 17, 2015 10:06 AM
Regarding the Tatro family
Marcus Tatro's profile on here states that:

"His parents are Jean-Baptiste "John" Tetreau 1799 - 1872 and Angelique Letourneau 1787 - 1832. His grave record incorrectly list his mother as Zoe Potvin. He is the brother of Nancy Tatro Benway"

I am wondering how accurate this is? Nancy was my 3X great grandmother and John my 4x great grandfather, Zoe my 4x great grandmother.

So Angelique married John at some point? I am a little confused. I am working on the family tree. Can you please enlighten me? Thanks!

Added by ArmyChick84 on May 09, 2015 11:00 AM
RE: Grumpy Gramps
Goose, thank you for the kinds thoughts and words! They are very appreciated! Likewise. I have found you to be a wonderful volunteer to the Findagrave activity who is willing to "go the extra mile" to make sure the memorials to the dearly departed are set up as completely and accurately as possible with clear grave photos. It takes a kind and generous soul to walk and photograph entire cemeteries, transcribe obituaries, research families, plus suggest countless links and edits in an effort to see the job done right. Your hard work is truly appreciated by the family members and fellow Findagrave volunteers. Keep it up the great work!
Added by J.Bosworth on May 07, 2015 11:44 AM
James Bianco
Its wonderful they are in the hands of someone who has a connection to the family and develops them as well as you do!
Added by James Bianco on May 01, 2015 12:12 PM
Marjorie Brunelle-Scott
Good evening,
I just went ahead and transferred her to you. I couldn't get it to do what you wanted so maybe you can. lol.
Added by McKenzie on Apr 30, 2015 6:37 PM
Walter M Haskell
Why did you decline that edit?
Added by JenB on Apr 25, 2015 12:20 PM
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