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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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Paul Stache
RE: George Popp (1875-1927)
Thank You

Paul Stache
Added by Paul Stache on Aug 26, 2016 5:29 PM
Paul Stache
George Popp (1875-1927)
I see you have a memorial for George Popp. I'm wondering if you are related to him or if you know anyone who is. I also have Popp ancestors from Stammbach, Bavaria, Germany. I temporarily have access to the church records from Stammbach. I would like to chat with anyone who is interested in George Popp and his family. Thank you for your time.
Paul Stache
Added by Paul Stache on Aug 22, 2016 6:28 PM
RE: Forest Hill Memorial Transfer Request
Thank you so much for the family transfers, much appreciated!!
Added by finnlin on Aug 16, 2016 6:41 PM
Bill Barnsley
Norman Bentley
Thank you again for the great picture. His wife Beverly is part of my extended family. I would be grateful if you can add your picture to her memorial as well. These pictures really help with my family research and I really appreciate them.
Added by Bill Barnsley on Aug 15, 2016 4:19 PM
Roger and Sue Cramer
Azariah Fuller 83616446
Thank you for your help with Azariah Fuller's burial location.

Sue Cramer
Added by Roger and Sue Cramer on Aug 14, 2016 11:02 PM
Forest Hill Memorial Transfer Request
Do you mind transferring a family memorial (all 4 at same headstone at Forest Hill, Fitchburg) to me (#48309173)?:

Elsa Hirvi #142156932 (g-grandma)
Jacob Hirvi # 142156922 (g-grandpa)
Olga M. Hirvi # 142156939 (g-aunt)
Jacob Hirvi Jr # 142156947 (g-uncle)

Many thanks!!
Added by finnlin on Aug 11, 2016 3:37 PM
Richard H Bernhard
John Keurulainen Grave in Fitchburg
Bill: Thanks for your superb picture of this gravestone! Sincerely, Dick Bernhard
Added by Richard H Bernhard on Aug 11, 2016 7:12 AM
Ruth Irr
Photo Requests

Thank you so much for all your hard work! I so appreciate all the photos that your upload!

God Bless

Ruth Fleming-Irr
Added by Ruth Irr on Aug 08, 2016 12:09 PM
RE: Fanny Hardcastle Allen
Bill, Thank you again and again for this information. I contacted Fitchburg on Friday w/o a return call. Last, but not least there is Leominster where I will send for her death record. Strange she died in 1953 but was buried in 1954.

God Bless,
Added by FRANMIS on Aug 07, 2016 3:50 PM
Emily Kimball (1849- 1870)
Hi, Bill.
Thanks for all your hardwork on the Kimball Family!
Unfortunately, I believe you have made a mistake with Emily Kimball ( 1849- 1870). And it is easily done because the male names are frequently repeated through the generations. She is NOT the daughter of Alpheus Porter Kimball and Susan Pamela Day (my own 2nd G-Grandparents) , but rather the daughter of Alpheus Kimball (b. Apr 1815 ) and Sarah E Cochran (1823-Unknown ). This Alpheus was the son of Ephraim Kimball (1777-1853) and Dolly Sawyer (1779-1847).

Best Regards,
Added by JMLonczak on Aug 07, 2016 12:29 PM
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