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Paul R (#47317162)
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I am retired so I have time to walk through the cemeteries and take pictures. In mid July 2010 I started a project to record as many memorials for the cemeteries in my county (Broome, NY) with pictures that I could. This project is done. I have moved on to cemeteries in Susquehanna PA and Tioga NY.

The following link will show all the cemeteries in the surrounding counties photographed (by me and others!) and added to Find A Grave:

Broome County NY Cemeteries
Tioga County NY Cemeteries
Susquehanna County PA Cemeteries
Have started Chemung County - no map yet.

Cemeteries Statistics as of 05/15/2016 (by County): ...... # cems . # Mems ... w/photo
Broome ........... 149 .. 190,882 .. 177,237 (92.8%)
Chemung ........ 125 .. 118,576 .... 45,136 (38.1%)
Susquehanna . 195 .... 59,514 .... 46,757 (78.6%)
Tioga .............. 104 .... 66,513 .... 57,391 (86.2%)


If I have added memorials for any of your relatives, please thank me by visiting a nearby cemetery and add the gravestones there for others to find their relatives.

You have my permission to use any picture taken by me for private uses. For public use, you may use them as long as I am given credit. For commercial use, please contact me.

If any of the memorials I have created need updates, please contact me using the edit tab. If any are a relative of yours and you want to manage them, let me know and I will transfer them. Please use the edit tab and SAC to ask for a transfer or update.
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Susan Houghtaling Odom
Thank you
Thanks for the photo of Mary Petkze Graner's grave! And also for the eidt of her b'date. I appreciate it!
Added by Susan Houghtaling Odom on Oct 26, 2016 7:23 AM
Shirley Sanders
Elizabeth Bagley
Thank you so much for your help.
Shirley Sanders
Added by Shirley Sanders on Oct 24, 2016 10:03 AM
Susan Binsted
Binsted Genealogy
Hi Paul,
I see you made some memorials for some Binsted's. Am wondering if you have that family in your database. Please email me at
Added by Susan Binsted on Oct 23, 2016 10:58 AM
Sharon D
Thank You!
I appreciate and Thank you for all you do Paul! This site has become a good source of information.
Sharon D
Added by Sharon D on Oct 22, 2016 5:30 AM
Utah Quilter in D.U.P.
Find A Grave Memorial# 92304066 Lulu Barrett
Find A Grave Memorial# 92304066 Lulu Barrett
Can you read what gravemarker says or is it too worn-down?
Added by Utah Quilter in D.U.P. on Oct 19, 2016 8:19 PM
Father of Arthur Gray born 1794
Just to let you know the addition was my edit. I can provide you with ancestors going farther back if interested.

Added by cchldrss on Oct 19, 2016 11:05 AM
Birth: Jun. 16, 1847
Death: Jun. 12, 1876
Family links:
Lewis H. Smith (1841 - 1934)

Vestal Center Cemetery
Broome County
New York, USA

Created by: Paul R
Record added: Oct 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59885375

Hello Paul and thank you for the image!
I am not able to read the very bottom of the inscription. Would you be able to help decipher what it means?
It appears as 11MS & 26 ?? cts? I would think that is years. then there is a filigree and some writing underneath which I can not see.
Anything you could help with would be appreciated!
Added by BRogers on Oct 16, 2016 10:56 AM
Thank You!
Hi Paul,
I just want to Thank You for all you do. For all the corrections additions, etc. You have helped make this site a great source of information and I"m sure have helped family members find some elusive ancestors that you have posted in all the cemeteries you have traveled in. I appreciate it!
Added by Jan on Oct 11, 2016 11:39 AM
RE: John Haag 130990265
Done - thank you.
Added by MHaag on Oct 09, 2016 12:04 PM
RE: John Haag 130990265
Many thanks for catching that. Mary's death year was a typo, as seen in the attached doc for her. I have corrected her death year from 1851 to 1891 on Find-a-Grave. I have her death certificate, and various other documents (John's death cert, census records, family records, and others) confirming this is the correct parentage for John.
Added by MHaag on Oct 09, 2016 10:59 AM
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