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Betty Frain (#46858568)
 member for 8 years, 4 months, 7 days
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Eighteen or nineteen years ago a friend told me she had a new hobby, genealogy, and how much fun she was having. I immediately contacted my mother who informed me that we owned three family Bibles. I have been deep into this ever since. I started with my mother's family in Loudoun County, VA. Her parents were third cousins, a fact she did not know. Of course I added my father's family, my husband's family, and both my daughter-in-law's and son-in-law's families. Then by adding wives, mothers, sisters, brothers, ancestors, descendants, I have ended up with a database of about 37,000. All are related to me or to someone I am related to.
Most of my time has been spent in Loudoun County, Virginia. I wrote two books on Union Cemetery in Leesburg, a book on Monocacy Cemetery in Bealsville, Montgomery County, MD, Death Records of Fairfax County, VA, and co-authored books on the Death Records of Loudoun County, VA and Marriages after 1850 in Loudoun County, Va. I have also been involved in the preparation of Cemetery Books published by Thomas Balch Library. All of these books are available through Heritage Books.

I am more than happy to share any information I have. My cemetery pictures are there for anyone who needs them. They have been taken over the last 19 years. I will ask that you let me know if you are using a family picture because that means you are probably at least a cousin and I want to know you.

If you see errors, please let me know. Let's get all these people linked! But PLEASE everyone, use the Edit button on the memorial that needs changing! It takes about 2 minutes to make changes using that button. It can take 1/2 an hour or more to find the memorial you would like changed, if you don't use that button, and often I cannot be sure if I am looking at the correct person even then. In that case I may spend an hour or more looking. That takes away from someone else's time. Be fair!


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RE: William Dollard Commins
Hi Betty,

Thank you for adding the memorial stone photo. Yes, I do know there is another memorial for him and it is a family memorial. I will be sending the person a message.

Added by MEB on Dec 18, 2014 2:16 PM
Deborah Winslow
Thank you for the photo!
Thank you so much for the photo of my grandparents' marker! Someone had tried that before and was told they were not buried there. I knew they were without doubt, but I can't get there to visit!
Added by Deborah Winslow on Dec 18, 2014 7:51 AM
Thank you for taking time to photograph my grandparents' memorial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. I appreciate it!
Added by ronw75 on Dec 14, 2014 5:09 PM
Ronald E Schuler
schuler photo
thanks for fulfilling the photo requests...
Added by Ronald E Schuler on Dec 11, 2014 10:31 PM
Diane Clobus Dean
Stephen Creeden
Thank you for this photo. Your time is very much appreciated.
Stephen was a childhood friend of my husband.
Added by Diane Clobus Dean on Dec 09, 2014 8:29 PM
Diane Clobus Dean
Virginia Muse Frizzell
Hi Betty,

I am not sure if she is a Muse or Horsman.
I will do some research and see what I find.
Added by Diane Clobus Dean on Dec 09, 2014 2:59 PM
Hall Photo Requests

Thank you for your time and the great photo

Added by Lasherp on Dec 09, 2014 10:24 AM
William Martin
Thank you
The grave photo for Jack and Hanna Bird looked great!
Added by William Martin on Dec 08, 2014 4:23 PM
Genevieve Welsh
Thank you for the Photo of Genevieve headstone.

Added by DBS on Dec 07, 2014 9:35 PM
Jack Davison
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My Butterfingers have made extra effort for you. Thanks for putting up with me in making the changes I have suggested.
Added by Jack Davison on Dec 01, 2014 10:34 AM
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