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Irma (#46927625)
 member for 7 years, 8 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo When you send me enhancements/corrections and you do not provide the source, I will do a search to verify your information. If I cannot find a source, I will then do the correction, but will mention your name as the provider of that information.

Feel free to use my photos for your genealogy research, but please mention that you got the photo from findagrave.
When I do headstone hunts, its nice to get a thank-you from the requester! Also, when writing to me, add a salutation at the beginning, and a thank-you at the end!
Also, thank you to everyone who follows through and makes the enhancements that I send.

I use a mirror to reflect the sunlight off of the stones lettering. I have a cheap $10.00 mirror that is about 4 feet high. I can hold the mirror in one hand, and take the photo with the other hand.
Another place to find your ancestors gravestone photos is on: just search for their name.

A complete and searchable listing of the Hale collection is now available on To find it, click on "search" at the top of the screen. Bring down the drop down list, and click on "card catalog". Then, in the search box, type in "Hale". Then click on it, and you can do a name search. Be advised that not all names come up.

The Old Cove Burying Ground in East Haddam is in need of care, and we need volunteers to help clean up this ancient cemetery. If you live in the East Haddam CT area and are interested in helping to preserve this cem, please email me. At the moment, there are only three people who are taking care of this cem, and two of them are in their 80's!!! We need people who have ancestors in this cem to contribute! Please email me if you are interested.

My family names are: Kerber, Kerper, Hartsock, Gray, Houck, Carper, Harpster, Gault, all in PA. My extended family names are Miller, Hager, Stamschror, all in Minnesota.

East Haddam CT Cems:
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AGS Association of Gravestone Studies:
For a partial but free listing of the Charles Hale CT Cemeteries,
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Genealogy library in CT: is searchable for over 26,000 newspapers!!!
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Messages left for Irma (11)[Leave Message]
poet james merrill
hi Irma--I just joined find a grave to leave you a message. thank you for posting the photo of James Merrill's grave. I'd like to know if the grave of his companion, David Noyes Jackson, is near or next to James Merrill's grave. if you know the answer to this question, please email me. thank you. mary vanderwerken.
Added by mary on Apr 21, 2015 1:23 AM
RE: David Hartsock #74048246
You are very welcome! May I transfer Ethel to you?
Added by Haberuvi on Apr 20, 2015 2:55 PM
RE: Hubbel Loomis #133318944
How generous of you Irma. I appreciate your efforts. Kay
Added by granscrap on Apr 20, 2015 9:24 AM
John Sloan
Harold Edwin and Alice Dimock
Thank you for taking and posting the gravestone photos. Regards John
Added by John Sloan on Apr 19, 2015 9:07 PM
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RE: Frederick McMurray 97274845
I will send to other Grave RE: Frederick McMurray 97274845 as well
Added by Honor Our Ancestors on Apr 14, 2015 1:59 PM
Bethel Judd
Thank you very much for the great photos!
Added by DSzen on Apr 01, 2015 9:52 AM
RE: Meyer Abbott #83238468
Census records and birth records through

Sorry I didn't add these notes on the first email.
Added by MLindgren on Mar 29, 2015 6:10 PM
Northern Neighbors
Thank you
For sending plot info on several memorials - Cedar Grove is so big it is good to have the info...keep 'em coming, it is appreciated :)
Added by Northern Neighbors on Mar 28, 2015 4:54 PM
RE: Meyer Abbott #83238468
Yes - John William Cruikshank Abbott and Jeanette Davidson Abbott.

I added John William but can't find Jeanette.

I also edited Meyer's date of birth and death, which should be added soon.

Are you related to him?
Added by MLindgren on Mar 25, 2015 7:03 PM
Marie Bonafonte
Christopher Manwaring
Your request has been completed.
Added by Marie Bonafonte on Mar 22, 2015 1:48 PM
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