|Don Sugarman (#47400624)|
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|My son and I got into family genealogy research in early December 2010. He found my dad's memorial and headstone on the FindAGrave site. I joined Find A Grave to add a memorial for my mom and to upload a new double headstone photo with both names for both memorials.|
Being recently retired [July 2010], I decided be a volunteer photographer. The timing was awful, with the first requests popping up as our first nor'easter of the season was approaching.
My wife and I went out to take pictures at the Dalton/Main Street cemetery, Dalton MA, right after the storm. We had some success and were hooked.
Spring 2012 Update: We are still enjoying our graving, but the cost of traveling around has caused us to plan our cemetery visits around other travel, errand, etc. We even checked for requests while on travel In March 2012 to Key West, FL, and Stowe, VT. (Talk about running hot and cold!)
I really really enjoy connecting with other contributors and helping with their photo requests and family research.
To those who are requesting a photo in a large cemetery, please take the time to get section and plot number from the cemetery office, if there is one. This will
You may use my photos for your personal use, such as family tree sites, e-mails to family, etc.; anything else - please contact me for permission. I usually keep the original hi-res files, so contact me by e-mail, if you need one.
Kelly Patenaude Townsend provided a DVD with thousands of photos from numerous Massachusetts cemeteries, which I will use to fulfill requests. Kelly is a registered nurse who contracts at facilities around the country, and she uses her free time to photograph cemeteries, wherever she is assigned. Before she moves on to her next assignment, she donates a CD with her photos to the local library and historical society.
When I use Kelly's photos, I give attribution in a caption to the photo.
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|John Glassford||"missing" stone of Nina E Dodge|
re: Memorial# 17674038
Thank you for letting me know about the situation of Nina not having a gravestone. I have retracted my request for photo.
|John Glassford||William J Dodge Memorial# 17674028 gravestone photo|
Thank you so much Don for the nice gravestone photo and thank Kelly for me too if you would. It is much appreciated!
|Katie Johnson Gromis||Enoa French|
Thank you so much for your kindness and photographing my GREAT grandfather's grave! I will pass the thoughtfulness on!
|Allison Clausen||Lloyd H Bugbee|
Thank you so much for this photo. It is a great help to my research of the Bugbee family and I really appreciate your time and effort. - Allison Clausen
|Lisa M (Beloat) McDowell||Frances Mattoon|
Thank you for you effort in trying to find Frances. Happy Thanksgiving! Lisa
|Don Blauvelt||Abigail Dickinson|
The Wright family at the Church on the Hill Cemetery are part of my extended Wright family from the original 1635 immigrant at Wethersfield, Conn. I have been tracing the Lenox family through Conn. to Lenox and trying to assemble the family into a coherent whole.
1st. thank you for the quick gravestone photo yesterday for Josiah Wright (18328886)
2nd, the person who manages Abigail (Goodrich)(Wright)Dickinson's memorial (17674008) attached a purported photo of her gravestone. The reason why I requested a re-reading is that what I could read is: "Abigail Goodrich, relict of Capt Samuel Goodrich..."
The Abigail in question was nee Goodrich, but her 1st husband was Capt. Samuel Wright, not Capt. Samuel Goodrich.
Per your photo note and the source you consulted, would you check whether there is a record of an "Abigail Goodrich relict of...," which would confirm that the current attached photo is obviously for the wrong person.
3rd. I erected three additional memorials regarding the Wright family: 120658557, 120656241 and 120656143
These three are based on their recorded deaths per the unpublished transcription of the Lenox VRs. The first is the mother of the above cited Josiah Wright, the other two Josiah's brothers.
If your source does not include any reference for them I will so indicate.
Thanks for your help.
|Michelle Shreve||Henry Bishop|
Thanks so much for the photo for Henry Walker Bishop. Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated.
|Bonnie Hagyard-Butler||Thank you Don|
Thank You Thank you-What a surprise-SOOO fast.
Thanks again for the Photo Don.One more photo for my tree BAB-Buffalo,NY
|karen triantafilis||Lena and Louis Bissell|
Thank you so very much for your prompt reply. We have been on a journey trying to validate my daughter's jewishness so that she may marry in Israel and the requirements are quite restrictive. I believe this will be what we need. Thank you again so very much.
a record response! very grateful to you and Kelly for your contributions to Find A Grave!
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