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Bill Bourbeau (#47387362)
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I'm a middle school English teacher that spends "spare" time conducting genealogical research. I have spent lots of time in the Forest Hill and Laurel Hill cemeteries, but recently focused most of my efforts at St. Bernard's and St. Joseph's.

Please feel free to use photos that I take for whatever purpose you choose. However, any and all photos must include proper source information in the citation. This allows other researchers to maintain the integrity of the research process.

I often have additional and/or higher quality images, and sometimes additional information, for many of the memorials. Please contact me if interested.

Please note that although I strive to take the best possible quality photos, I occasionally upload pictures that I plan to replace in the future.

I generally create memorials with the same spelling used on the marker, when one exists. Additional information, such as names of parents, also utilize information/spelling as seen on the primary sources.

Several gravestones at Laurel Hill no longer stand where they were first erected. Several factors, including erosion and vandalism, have led to these stones being placed in seemingly random locations. I try to document both where these stones are now, and where they should be.
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Messages left for Bill Bourbeau (643)[Leave Message]
Adrienne Archer
I am in tears right now. I've just returned from a long weekend with my children to find your wonderful gift in my mailbox! Thank you so much for finding my GREAT-Grandparents headstone. There are so many mysteries surrounding the two, that I am so happy for this small piece of the puzzle!

Have a fantastic Memorial Day!
Added by Adrienne Archer on May 30, 2016 11:11 AM
John Fallon
Hello Bill, thank you for fulfilling my photo request.
Added by jabs on May 20, 2016 7:20 PM
Erika Stokes
Davis Headstone
Thank you! :)
Added by Erika Stokes on May 16, 2016 5:47 PM
Erika Stokes
George S. Messinger photo
Thank you! :) :)
Added by Erika Stokes on May 09, 2016 1:52 PM
Aldeah Bujold
Thank you so much for taking a photo on my aunts headstone. It really means a lot to me!!
Added by ND on Apr 22, 2016 5:06 PM
Bill Barnsley
Franklin headstone
Thank you so much for this photo. Spring is here and you are back in the field taking photos! I really appreciate it.
Added by Bill Barnsley on Apr 22, 2016 2:51 PM
Leonard Victor Leazott
Hello Bill
Thank you for taking the time to look for the marker and the photograph. I appreciate your effort for us long distance grave seekers.
Added by Don on Apr 10, 2016 12:11 PM
Jackie Minyard
Shattuck Headstone
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph my ancestors grave. It is much appreciated.
Added by Jackie Minyard on Apr 04, 2016 8:02 AM
Alycia K
re: John Keating
Thank you so very much for taking the photo of John Keating's monument. I am having a devil of a time tracking down a James Timothy Keating, and he might be from around that area (or he may have just been lying, as usual lol). Every bit of the puzzle helps!
Alycat in CT
Added by Alycia K on Apr 02, 2016 5:39 AM
Shan Clark
Kezia and Warren Haskell
Hi Bill,
I have recently taken photos in a local cemetery and added memorials for Kezia Haskell #159781917 and her son Warren #159781918. Then I found the memorials you have for them in Laurel Hill in MA. There is no photo of the headstones in Laurel Hill. Can you let me know about the family monument, maybe add photos so I will know if mine are the actual burials or cenotaphs? Many thanks.
Added by Shan Clark on Mar 24, 2016 10:53 AM
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