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Betty Frain (#46858568)
 member for 8 years, 6 months, 17 days
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Twenty-five years ago a friend told me she had a new hobby, genealogy, and how much fun she was having. I immediately contacted my mother who informed me that we owned three family Bibles. I have been deep into this ever since. I started with my mother's family in Loudoun County, VA. Her parents were third cousins, a fact she did not know. Of course I added my father's family, my husband's family, and both my daughter-in-law's and son-in-law's families. Then by adding wives, mothers, sisters, brothers, ancestors, descendants, I have ended up with a database of about 37,000. All are related to me or to someone I am related to.
Most of my time has been spent in Loudoun County, Virginia. I wrote two books on Union Cemetery in Leesburg, a book on Monocacy Cemetery in Bealsville, Montgomery County, MD, Death Records of Fairfax County, VA, and co-authored books on the Death Records of Loudoun County, VA and Marriages after 1850 in Loudoun County, Va. I have also been involved in the preparation of Cemetery Books published by Thomas Balch Library. All of these books are available through Heritage Books.

I am more than happy to share any information I have. My cemetery pictures are there for anyone who needs them. They have been taken over the last 19 years. I will ask that you let me know if you are using a family picture because that means you are probably at least a cousin and I want to know you.

If you see errors, please let me know. Let's get all these people linked! But PLEASE everyone, use the Edit button on the memorial that needs changing! It takes about 2 minutes to make changes using that button. It can take 1/2 an hour or more to find the memorial you would like changed, if you don't use that button, and often I cannot be sure if I am looking at the correct person even then. In that case I may spend an hour or more looking. That takes away from someone else's time. Be fair!

Thanks.

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Penny Wood Spaziani
RE: GATE OF HEAVEN CEMETERY
Betty thank you so much for your reply, I shall wait patiently. If you refer to the memorial for Wilhelmina Cox #91269497 you will see the kind of photos I refer to. I like to see the surrounding area as well as the husband and wife stones in relation to one another, as I know I will probably never be able to get there in person.
Thank you again for your time
Penny
Added by Penny Wood Spaziani on Feb 21, 2015 9:35 PM
Penny Wood Spaziani
RE: GATE OF HEAVEN CEMETERY
Hi Betty
I want to thank you so much for adding photos to my memorials.
I was wondering if you could take a photo of the two headstones side by side?
Also a photo with the surrounding area with the headstone in it.
Joseph Latorre 138891411
Ann Latorre 140926724
I would really appreciate it very much, could you let me know if this will be possible? You can email the photos to me at ptpurplepenny@hotmail.com if you want.
Thank you very much again
Penny 47639767
Added by Penny Wood Spaziani on Feb 21, 2015 6:42 PM
Kay Harrison
MARIA WASHINGTON HARRISON
Forgot to give you the memorial number for the above named person. It is 42329049 Thank you.
Added by Kay Harrison on Feb 21, 2015 2:13 PM
Kay Harrison
MARIA WASHINGTON HARRISON
The memorial you have posted for this person in Union Cemetery, Loudon County, Virginia...you have death date as Sep. 31 but September only has 30 days.
Added by Kay Harrison on Feb 21, 2015 2:09 PM
Carolyn Murray Greer
RE: William Saunders Murray
I am trying to figure out if related. I am at a brick wall on my Murray line....searching for my gggggrandfather.
Added by Carolyn Murray Greer on Feb 21, 2015 11:35 AM
Mary Jane Kratzenberg Senn
Koehle Transfers
You are quick and wonderful, I hope you will visit these pages after I'm finished connecting and adding information and photo's, you after all made this possible.

Thank You,
Janie
Added by Mary Jane Kratzenberg Sen... on Feb 20, 2015 6:47 AM
Mary Jane Kratzenberg Senn
Carrico Transfers
Henigin branch of the family connecting very well thanks in great part because of your work, I've made the connections and added some photos.

Thank you so much for your help in my journey.

Janie
Added by Mary Jane Kratzenberg Sen... on Feb 20, 2015 6:21 AM
Joseph Smith
Felix Paolucci
My duplicate memorial was deleted. Thanks.
Added by Joseph Smith on Feb 19, 2015 12:06 PM
Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johnson
Josephine Hogan
Whoops--shoulda checked the memorial 1st---thank you SO MUCH for the photo!!
Added by Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johns... on Feb 10, 2015 2:46 PM
Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johnson
Memorial# 138234874
Hi Betty--Regarding Josephine, do you have a source you can direct me to? I've been looking!!
Thanks a lot--Bobbi

Josephine Hogan
Birth Date: 1899
Added by Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johns... on Feb 10, 2015 2:38 PM
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