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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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Bourbeau Memorial New Bedford
I am from New Bedford originally and just saw a Facebook post of the Bourbeau Memorial. I see you maintain it. I believe we may be distantly related. My father was William (Bill) Bourbo. He was born in New Bedford in 1912. His grandfather was Alfred Bourbeau until he changed the family name to Bourbo, as he thought it sounded more " American". My dad always said was memorial was for a distant family member. My dad also was a WWII veteran. Please feel free to contact if you have more details or if I might be able to provide more for you.
Added by Donna on May 25, 2015 9:24 AM
Rebekah McAleese
St. Bernard's Cemetery
Thank you for the photos from St. Bernard's. Hopefully they were not too spread out since they are all from the same family line.
Added by Rebekah McAleese on May 23, 2015 4:10 PM
Kathy Krysiak
RE: Ethier photos
Thank you very much.
Added by Kathy Krysiak on May 23, 2015 9:08 AM
Dan Lanteigne
Leon Lanteigne
Thanks so much for taking the photo. Greatly appreciated
Added by Dan Lanteigne on May 23, 2015 5:49 AM
Kathy Krysiak
Ethier photos
Hi Bill,

Thank you for all the photos you have taken and uploaded. I am always happy when I think there is a chance that a record I am recording or a family I am researching might end up with one of your uploads.

I was wondering if you recall about what area the Ethier stone may be in. They were friends of my parents and I'd like to show my mother the stone in person the next time I am in the area.

Added by Kathy Krysiak on May 16, 2015 8:20 PM
Rose Moszer
Thanks for the family connections on this memorial.
Added by Rose Moszer on May 12, 2015 9:05 AM
RE: clara weiser popp
My father's father was Hermann Petermann who married Selma(Lange), Boehm, Petermann. She was borm in Germany also. I haven't been able to locate Herman's father, think his name was Gottlieb Petermann, and Selma's father was Adolph Lange or Langer. I was so excited when you found the gravestone of Darling Harry. My sister and I have looked many times for it but couldn't find it. We had given up looking for it. Harry was my mother's brother. I have been told that there are other Weiser's in Foresthill but haven't found them yet. Thank you again for finding those graves for me. bette connolly
Added by bconnolly on May 11, 2015 7:21 PM
Jean rollo
Edward PLOSS and Emma SCHMIDT/Ploss
Hello Bill Bourbeau; This is Jean M. ROLLO I am the Great Grand Niece of Edward PLOSS. I would Especially like if you would please Transfer his profile over to me. So as I can fill in the Rest of His BIO. and other Family Members connected to him. He had all of eight brother's and Sister's Respectfully Jean M.ROLLO
Added by Jean rollo on May 11, 2015 11:45 AM
Peggy Litzo
RE: Cicala
Thank you
Added by Peggy Litzo on May 10, 2015 10:10 PM
Michael Moroney
RE: Daniel McKenna, Sr. (52767277)
Added by Michael Moroney on May 10, 2015 5:04 PM
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