I love the peace and quiet of cemeteries. (There are no telemarketers calling.) I also love taking pictures. The exercise is at my own pace. The stones are interesting, and they absolutely need to be documented before they are lost to the ravages of time.
I'm 10 generations forward from my Mayflower ancestor George Soule. I'm 13 generations from my New Haven founder Capt. Nathaniel Turner. 13 Generations is 1024 direct ancestors (doesn't count siblings etc.) My husband also has 1024 direct ancestors going back to the Mayflower. That's 2048 direct ancestors. I haven't found them all in the 40+ years I've been researching. But I'm still looking. Thanks to all of you members at Find a Grave, who are making finding their burial places easier.
PLEASE use the EDIT tab for suggestions, corrections and transfers. I'm happy to make changes, but I'm going to ask you for a source, if it's not directly on the stone. (Using the new edit system you can send source information through the "Suggest any other correction or addition" line.) The internet is a wonderful thing for genealogists but it's also very good at spreading misinformation, and I am trying very hard not to spread undocumented genealogy. That's one of the reasons I love Find a Grave, because I can look directly at a gravestone and see exactly what it says and don't have to depend on second and third hand information. Happy hunting.
PHOTOS OF GRAVESTONES. Please feel free to use mine, that's why I took them. I do like to get credit, though. "ASB"
PHOTOS OF PEOPLE. I've posted them to be enjoyed by visitors to Find a Grave. I was a little taken aback to see my mother's photo on Ancestry. So you're welcome to use them, for your personal use, but I would appreciate it, if you would avoid posting them to other internet sites.
Photo icon: Boris De Behr, traveling companion, enjoying a quiet moment along the Connecticut River.
Burton Transfers Hi ASB, Thank you for transferring the Burton ladies over to my care. My family and I are so grateful for your generosity! My father is the last of his line, and remembers his cousin Ethel and Aunt Rose quite vividly, as they lived right next him on the family plot of land.
I benefit from your generosity, by seeing the joy in my 81 year old father's face, that more of his loved ones have been found; and I have gotten to hear more family stories!
Wishing you many joys and blessings! Maureen #47479995
Margaret (Burton) Kenyon + Burtons Hi again, ASB! When I realized through my family tree that Margaret Kenyon's mother (Rose J. Burton) and her sister (Ethel M. Burton) died in the same county in Connecticut, as Margaret I was hoping they may be in the same cemetery as she is. Sure enough they are! I have sent you requests for both ladies, if you are amenable to transfer them over to me .
Thank you again for creating the memorials for these ladies and helping me to locate them after all of these years! I will delete the memorials I had made, and update yours to link to the other family members!
I can't wait to tell my family that they have been found!
Carrier in St. George cem. Thank you so much for your help in locating & photographing the grave stones for my Carrier & Lacasse family members in St. George cemetery. Hope the favor is returned. Dan Carrier, Dallas TX
Olin and Margaret Kenyon Transfers Good Morning ASB, I want to thank you for transferring Olin and Margaret Kenyon to my care. I will be linking the two, as husband and wife, and merging the info from the memorials that I had made for them.
Thank you again for making their memorials! We are so very grateful!
Olin and Margaret Kenyon Hello ASB, I see that you made memorials for Olin B. Kenyon (71776810)and his wife Margaret Kenyon (71776809), in Barlow Cemetery, Windham County, Connecticut back in 2011. Before I delete the ones I made in 2014, or ask you to merge the info, I'd like to see if they are related to you. Margaret's father and my great-grandmother were (1/2) brother and sister.
If they are not related to you and you don't mind transferring both of them to me, please let me know. Then I will formally request the transfers from you and just update their info myself. If they are related, and you plan to keep the memorials, I will then submit information to you through the edit tabs for updating.
I had made a virtual memorial for Margaret to be able to hook her up with her parents and siblings. We had no idea where they were buried, so thank you for creating memorials for her and Olin! Very much appreciated!
Elizabeth Wilmot Mix That would be fine to leave the picture there and give me credit. However, she is not actually buried in the Grove Street Cemetery. She was buried in the New Haven Green and the tombstones were moved to the wall of the Grove Street Cemetery in the early 1800's. Thanks for asking permission. Nareen
You may use the photo of Mr. Willmot's grave marker for any of your genealogical projects, and I thank you for taking the time to write to me. All I ask is that you mention his Find A Grave memorial number and that I took the photo.
Scores of the gravestone photos I have taken and submitted to Find A Grave memorials are all over the genealogical websites, and the people who have helped themselves to them have posted those photos as their own. Many of those same people claim to have advanced educational degrees. It would only take a minute to add a note to reference their sources. Disappointing.
Thank you very much for your consideration - I appreciate your thoughtfulness!
Pamela Soule in Woodstock, CT Hello, ASB. I was very pleased to find the grave of my aunt Pamela documented on FindAGrave. Thank you for taking the time to upload her. I am a nephew of Pamela, and our lineage can also be traced back to George Soule. My aunt met a terrible fate, unfortunately. Her life was ended prematurely by her husband. I wonder if any other Soules have met a similar fate. Makes you think.