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James Bianco (#47745493)
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I am an avid genealogist from Western Massachusetts (Westfield/Montgomery Area)


I will try to help anyone who asks. Genealogical research is one of my true passions in life. If you need a local (Western Massachusetts) photo and you are not getting any response from a photo request, send me a message or email and I will get one for you provided the headstone exists. I am quite adept at decifering even the most worn and aged headstones, and have access to various local genealogy libraries and state archives which may provide plot and location info.

Transfers will typically follow FAG guidelines (exceptions are made in certain situations) and before I make a transfer I will fully develop the memorial as a few I have recently transferred have not been touched or developed and at least this way the important data will be there and you can re-write or add what you like.

*Please note, if you find that I have discovered the final resting place of an individual you have created a memorial for (burial unknown or incorrect cemetery) please contact me via email or edit/corrections. I always search the cemetery & town (and often county) before creating a memorial, and would never intentionally create a duplicate. I work very hard physically traveling to these often remote cemeteries in the hopes of discovering those previously lost. It is rather rude to dismiss my efforts and send me a "DUPLICATE" message after you have moved your memorial to where I have found the individual. This is Find-A-Grave and as such the first memorial created in the correct cemetery is the permanent memorial. Many people use this website like a genealogy program and add entire books or surnames as Burial Unknown memorials, moving them as graves are located.

I also copy/paste into Excel a complete list of all memorials in cemeteries I have spent a great deal of time working with once I have completed uploading my photos. This way it is easy to determine if an identical memorial was "moved" into the cemetery from elsewhere, or an existing memorial in the cemetery altered to match another.

Thanks to all the FAG photo volunteers for your hard work! You are truly what makes this website such an incredible genealogical tool.

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isaac briggs
thank you very much for getting the stone.
Added by Anonymous on Dec 18, 2014 4:32 PM
Gail Fishman
Tammie Chapman
James - I will change my edit. My justification for her first name being Tamesin comes from an database regarding her marriage to Jesse Elwell and a death record for Tamesin Elwell. I can understand why that changed to Tammie - Tamesin does not exactly roll off the tongue :-)
Added by Gail Fishman on Dec 17, 2014 7:11 PM
George Harger
Hill Cemetery in Blandford,MA
All I can say is Wow and Thanks. You created over 250 memorials over the weekend with connections. And wading thru the snow. Photo % is over 50% now.
Added by George Harger on Dec 15, 2014 8:45 AM
George Harger
Edward Knox Duplicate
You have posted a photo to 57534191. There is a dupe 51817688. I missed this one when during the dupe elimination project between Hill & Blandford. I shall merge the memorials and it will look nice with both photos, winter and summer. Before merger occurs, dates have to be exact match. Duper used two dates 1849 and 1819 for DOD. Cemetery Record uses 1848. Any preference? Thank you.
Added by George Harger on Dec 15, 2014 8:42 AM
George Harger
Clarissa Metcalf Boies
Did you happen to take photos of the spired monument of David Boies. if yes, could you post to the Cenotaphs I created for Clarissa Metcalf Boies and Dolly Blair Boies. Hyperlinks show that they were both buried in Blandford Cemetery, right beside each other. Heres Hoping, Thanks
Added by George Harger on Dec 14, 2014 3:53 PM
George Harger
Clarissa Metcalf Boies
Added by George Harger on Dec 14, 2014 3:47 PM
George Harger
Elizur Warfield
Thank you for the photo. I received a whole set of memorials from the South Street Cemetery relocation for Cobble Mountain Reservoir. His wife is buried with him in one box of remains. His name was found on the Hill monument but hers was not, but she is definitely buried there. The original old field stones were never relocated, it appears.
Added by George Harger on Dec 14, 2014 2:53 PM
George Harger
RE: James Morton - Hill Cemetery
Thanks so much. Go ahead and post the Hill photo even though the memorial is sitting in Blandford Cemetery. I will take care of moving the memorial to Hill Cemetery where it belongs (Hill Block 2, Row 1). This is one of the 2 contributors that will not assist with the errors made between the 2 cemeteries.
Added by George Harger on Dec 14, 2014 2:35 PM
RE: Bulah Walker
Thanks, that cemetery is a bit sentimental for me, the place I started working on Find A Grave on Saturday evenings when I was giving my dad a ride to and from church. Those photos are a few years old - winter is a good time to clean up old cemetery photo files - the brick building in the background has since been torn down - it was the elementary school where I went to grades 1-3.

Added by kdkb on Dec 13, 2014 6:41 PM
Jim Culver
Thanks for the Photos
Thanks James for the great photos of the Rowley family stone.

Keep up the good work...

Jim Culver
Added by Jim Culver on Dec 13, 2014 8:22 AM
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