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Tim & Grace (#46907821)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogical research since 1984. I retired from the Air Force in 1994. I recently became a volunteer of RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) for Somerset County, Maine. I am a member of the Maine Old Cemeteries Association, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and the Buckfield Historical Society. I am also Historian and Past Commander of John D. Long Post #58, American Legion, Buckfield, Maine. I am a son of Donald Mackay Cooper and Ruth Marcelyn Hersey.

REUNITING FAMILIES ON FINDAGRAVE
Findagrave is an excellent way to reunite families by linking them together. Most families are buried together, so finding where they are buried helps to reconstruct families. Linking them together using the census is also helpful. I have a few "trees" on ancestry.com that I use in conjunction with my findagrave research. Not everyone can afford membership to ancestry.com, so linking families together on findagrave can help more people find their lost kin.

I will [Transfer] memorials.
I feel that we can make more meaningful memorials on FindAGrave if volunteers can work together instead of using the "Family First policy of Four Generations" as an excuse to keep memorials from being corrected...

TEAMWORK TRANSFERS
If you are afraid of making transfers (I guess in the old days people would delete the transferred memorial) there is an alternative to the long and tedious process of having the other contributor "spoon feed" the information to you. Do a "temporary transfer". This is done the same as a normal transfer, but with the understanding that once the updates and links are made, it gets transferred BACK to the creator. This involves TRUST. It is best to do just one memorial at a time. If it doesn't get transferred back... NO MORE SOUP FOR YOU! "Fool me once, shame on you... fool me twice, shame on me!" Please, give it a try. There are so many "inactive" volunteers these days, the rest of us need to be able to work together and not bicker. When you click on [Transfer Management] the instructions state: "This action is PERMANENT and can not be undone." This is misleading. The PERMANENT implies that it will be lost to you FOREVER. That is true only if it NEVER gets transferred back to your control. The other aspect of TEAMWORK TRANSFER is that the person who contributes the research can add their name in the bio or notes with an embedded link. Contributors who say they will add information that you send to them don't always credit their source. They don't want others taking credit for the photos they post, but they don't think twice about taking credit for other people's research. Just pass it off as their own.

I have been working on families in Maine in the early 1800s, about the time that Maine became a state separate from Massachusetts. Many of these people seem to have gotten "lost in the shuffle", so I am trying to find where they are buried and link the families together.

I also have a "permission slip" from the Public Affairs office at Togus to take photos of the gravestones of the Disabled Volunteer Soldiers from the Eastern Branch of U.S. National Home that are buried in Togus National Cemetery.

UNKNOWN BURIAL LOCATIONS
Some people won't link to "unknown burial locations". A lot of old gravestones are "lost" in old cemeteries that have been neglected over the years. "Roots" helped to renew interest in cemeteries back in the 1970s. Old "lost" cemeteries are still being discovered as old family homesteads are being sold in this depressed economy. The families who lived there may have known about the old cemetery, but nobody else did.
Many of those old timers passed away long ago. We often know when and where they lived and died, but just don't know where their gravestone is. It is irresponsible to just stick them in any old cemetery in the town that they died in. It is a sure bet that SOMEBODY will request a gravestone photo and then someone else will go off on a "wild goose chase" looking for the gravestone.
When "unknown burial location" is used, there is always a risk of "duplication" if the gravestone is ever found in the real world.

VIRTUAL CEMETERIES
By the way... these are all "virtual" cemeteries... this is the internet! Any resemblance to "real" cemeteries in the "real" world is purely coincidental. Right now Findagrave is more like FOUNDagrave. If they don't have a gravestone still standing... they didn't exist!!!

Just my opinion. Opinions are like rectums, we all have one... and the older we get the harder it is to keep from hearing them to ourselves!

"Live Long and Prosper!" \V/,
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Ashley Sullivan
Find A Grave Memorial# 50885786
are you related or just plot in cemetery?
this is one of my great great great great uncles on my mothers side . im not sure the wife whom he is buried with, just gonna have to continue my research. thank you
ashley
Added by Ashley Sullivan on Mar 27, 2015 10:43 PM
Bill McEvoy
Madden grave Catholic Mount Auburn
22-Mar 1863 GRIMES, ELLEN YES 14 MONTHS 120 3 WEST WHOOPING COUGH CHARLESTOWN BAINBRIDGE STREET CHARLESTOWN JAMES (IRELAND) & SUSAN (IRELAND)
25-Nov 1902 HANLEY, GRACE E YES 27 120 3 WEST MELANCHOLIA& EXHAUSTION SALESWOMAN BOSTON INSANE HOSPITAL (GREEN STREET # 88) BOSTON FRANK J (CHARLESTOWN) & ELLEN C NOLAN (CHARLESTOWN)
30-Mar 1872 MADDEN, FRANCIS P YES 2 YEARS 6 MONTHS 120 3 WEST SCARLET FEVER CHARLESTOWN COREY STREET # 22 CHARLESTOWN THOMAS (IRELAND) & CATHERINE (IRELAND)
16-May 1875 MADDEN, GEORGE F YES 19 MONTHS 120 3 WEST DIPTHERIA BOSTON COREY STREET # 22 CHARLESTOWN JOHN (IRELAND) & MARY (IRELAND)
7-Sep 1862 MADDEN, PATRICK YES 50 120 3 WEST APOPLEXY LABORER CHARLESTOWN COREY STREET # 22 IRELAND HUGH (IRELAND) & SUSAN MURRAY (IRELAND)
Added by Bill McEvoy on Mar 26, 2015 3:34 PM
Debby
Mich green Togus Cemetery
Tim and Grace,
Thank you so much for adding the photo and info for whom I believe is be my Grt grt Grandfather, Michael Green, Togus Nat. Cemetery, Maine. It was so nice of you to answer my photo request and probably have broken a brickwall Ive been researching for years. You're the Best!...Debby Greene
Added by Debby on Mar 14, 2015 9:37 AM
Debby
RE: Michael Green enlisted in Brooklyn
No Tim,
I didn't see that one...but it might be the Michael Green..NY Reg 78. I think the 78th enlistments came out of Brooklyn. I did background research on the 159th and only three Companys came out of NYC..Co B, H, and my "K". :)! The other Co's were from upstate.
Michael last appears in the 1870 census with wife Bridget.Sons..John,Thomas, Michael,James, Marcus,dau Lizzie, and William. There's a gap in babymaking betw the years 1860-1864. I cannot locate Mich or Bridget in 188c. Their son Thomas and wife Margaret are in the 1880 with youn family. Sorry...I got a flurry of papers going here...this is so exciting!!
Added by Debby on Mar 14, 2015 9:18 AM
Debby
RE: Michael Green buried at Togus

Tim,
You're the BEST. Still have to do alittle more research...but I think I broke thru a brickwall here..will Email you a private msg. in a day or two. Take Care of Yourself Debby
Added by Debby on Mar 14, 2015 8:54 AM
Debby
Togus Cem.
Added by Debby on Mar 13, 2015 2:07 PM
Debby
Togus National Cemetery
Tim...I have a photo request for Togus. I saw you did one earlier for someone else, so I 'clicked' your name under the pic. Would it be a good idea to call them and see the whereabouts (section,plot)and get back to you? Debby
Added by Debby on Mar 12, 2015 2:44 PM
Rick Rollins
Just general thanks
I have benefitted from a lot of the work you two have done, and I wanted to thank you again. I finally found the family link(s) to Grace -- the closest would be Timothy Tripp and Betsey Wilson Tripp, 4xgr-grandparents, but we also have links through the Small, Tibbetts, and Austin families. (I thought maybe eventually I would find a connection.)

Anyway, thanks again for all your hard work!
Added by Rick Rollins on Mar 09, 2015 8:12 AM
KB
Harriet Roberts Mosman
Thanks for the edits & family linkage! :)
Added by KB on Mar 04, 2015 7:26 AM
Linda Lane
Gerard and Therese Lepage photo requests
I'd be glad to take these photos for you; however, this cemetery has thousands of interrments and will not look them up for me. If you are a loved one perhaps you could call them at (386) 775-4260 and get a location. Otherwise, I will walk around over there when time permits but cannot make any guarantees.

Thanks
Linda Lane
Added by Linda Lane on Feb 27, 2015 7:50 AM
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