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Irma (#46927625)
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Bio Photo When you send me enhancements/corrections and you do not provide the source, I will do a search to verify your information. If I cannot find a source, I will then do the correction, but will mention your name as the provider of that information.

Feel free to use my photos for your genealogy research, but please mention that you got the photo from findagrave.
When I do headstone hunts, its nice to get a thank-you from the requester! Also, when writing to me, add a salutation at the beginning, and a thank-you at the end!
Also, thank you to everyone who follows through and makes the enhancements that I send.

I 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.
Another place to find your ancestors gravestone photos is on: just search for their name.

A complete and searchable listing of the Hale collection is now available on To find it, click on "search" at the top of the screen. Bring down the drop down list, and click on "card catalog". Then, in the search box, type in "Hale". Then click on it, and you can do a name search. Be advised that not all names come up.

The Old Cove Burying Ground in East Haddam is in need of care, and we need volunteers to help clean up this ancient cemetery. If you live in the East Haddam CT area and are interested in helping to preserve this cem, please email me. At the moment, there are only three people who are taking care of this cem, and two of them are in their 80's!!! We need people who have ancestors in this cem to contribute! Please email me if you are interested.

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.

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Douglas Dudewicz
Weiss Photos
Thank you for the Weiss photos. Doug Dudewicz
Added by Douglas Dudewicz on Aug 29, 2015 9:36 AM
RE: Alexander mcalpine
Thank you for your efforts and yes I do believe the millers are the sister and brother-in-law of his wife Margaret. Again your efforts are greatly appreciated.
Added by mimi on Aug 28, 2015 8:53 AM
Alexander mcalpine
Thank you so much Irma for finding this headstone. This means a great deal as I haven't a lot of information on Alexander other than family members and it's great to have this token of his life. Thank you again for your efforts. Mimi
Added by mimi on Aug 27, 2015 8:46 AM
Linda C. Driscoll
RE: William Robinson #149728213
Thank you for all your hard work. You are sooo kind!
Added by Linda C. Driscoll on Aug 08, 2015 7:40 AM
RE: Christine Wippert #111920005
Thank you, you made me triple check my records and found her birth month to be May retaining her birth year as 1881. Source is the Federal Census of 1900 where she is found living with her sister and brother-in-law, Mary Wippert and Andreas Andersen:
Name: Christiana Weppert
[Christiana Wippert]
Age: 19
Birth Date: May 1881
Birthplace: Connecticut
Home in 1900: Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1898
Relation to Head of House: SisterInLaw
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Denmark
Mother's Birthplace: Denmark
Occupation: Day Laborer
Household Members:
Name Age
Andreas W Anderson 28 (brother-in-law)
Mary Anderson 24 (sister)
Caroline Weppert 23 (sister)
Christiana Weppert 19 (self)
Aurelia C Anderson 64 (mother of Andreas)
Added by Ken on Aug 02, 2015 10:08 AM
Linda C. Driscoll
RE: John & Annie Robinson family
You are wonderful! Thank you so much! I guess if you are able to see a name you will add a new photo for little William Robinson. I really appreciate your conscientious effort to take legible photos. You do a beautiful job!
Added by Linda C. Driscoll on Jul 25, 2015 2:19 PM
Maher Photo's
Thanks so much for the photo's of Andrew Maher and his family. He came to America 1846 on a ship with my 5th great grandma Ellen and her future husband at the time. Can't figure out how he is related (maybe uncle) but now with that picture you took it has the town where he was from, which I didn't know.
Thanks again!
Added by Anonymous on Jul 25, 2015 1:55 AM
Linda C. Driscoll
John & Annie Robinson family
I forgot to mention - They are at Saint Mary's Cemetery in New London. William's Find A Grave # is 149728213. Thank you.
Added by Linda C. Driscoll on Jul 24, 2015 4:56 PM
Linda C. Driscoll
John & Annie Robinson family
How grateful I am for these beautiful photos! Included in them are my 2nd great grandparents (John & Annie) and my 3rd great grandmother (Alice Robinson). Thank you for creating the memorial for William. Question: Child, William (Son of James C and Catherine Robinson) - His name does not appear on the stone. Did you find it in the cemetery records? I did not know when he died so this is very helpful. Thank you for creating a memorial for him and again for everything. I am thrilled!!
Added by Linda C. Driscoll on Jul 24, 2015 4:53 PM
Marilyn Lane
RE: Lakeview Cemetery, East Hampton, CT
Thanks, Irma. Looking at the tombstone online, I was unable to read the number. Now I'll have an approximate birth year for Deborah Dunham.
Added by Marilyn Lane on Jul 07, 2015 2:23 PM
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