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Irma (#46927625)
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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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Michael Maranda
Laura Mack
Thank You!
Added by Michael Maranda on Jun 26, 2015 11:40 AM
t. g. davis
RE: Sarah Stubbins & Jedediah Brown
ooh, i guess i worded that last message strangely. i wasnt suggesting an edit on your part. the clarification was for me. i guess if you had anything else it would have been in the memorial. i wasn't working on anything anymore. janice sent me notice i had a duplicate and i got sucked back into it. even the so-called 'experts' dont know a lot about this stuff and the browns can be confusing. there are tons of them. i met some brown cousins as a kid at the old mystic swimming hole. best to you always
Added by t. g. davis on Jun 19, 2015 1:12 PM
Hubbel Loomis
Thank you for the memorial photo for Hubbel Loomis and his wife. I appreciate your efforts to find them and post. Kay
Added by granscrap on Jun 11, 2015 5:50 AM
John Sloan
Thank You for your work
Irma, Thank you for the work you do. I am researching the Decandants of Elder Thomas Dymoke of Barnstable and you photos have provided final resting place locations for several of them. This is how I annotate them in my research:

Warren R and Dorothy Charolette Dimmock - Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, New London County, Connecticut, USA Plot: Section 17 Created by: Irma Record added: Apr 02, 2015 Find A Grave Memorial# 144476339 and Find A Grave Memorial# 144476349 photo by Irma (#46927625)

Thank you again,
Added by John Sloan on Jun 04, 2015 10:21 AM
Debbie J.
RE: Herman Alexander #128948035
Transfers done. Thanks for taking care of their memorials. Debbie J.
Added by Debbie J. on May 29, 2015 2:29 PM
Debbie J.
RE: Herman Alexander #128948035
You are very welcome. Would you like me to transfer the memorials to your care. I believe memorials belong with family or friends, rather than with a stranger. Just let me know. Thanks and thanks for all you do for Find A Grave. Debbie J.
Added by Debbie J. on May 28, 2015 10:46 AM
Kevin Avery
Benham Photos
Thanks o much, Irma! Very much appreciated!

Added by Kevin Avery on May 27, 2015 6:28 AM
Linda V. Tomaszek
Thank you so much for taking the photos for the memorials of George and Harriett MacDougall. Your help is much appreciated.
Added by Linda V. Tomaszek on May 25, 2015 7:18 PM
Richard Frey
Thanks for the photo

Thanks for the great photo of Harvey Shepard's grave marker. Unfortunately, since there is not date of birth, I don't feel there is sufficient evidence to link him to the other members of the Cossitt family.

I truly appreciate your quick work in this matter.

Richard Frey
Added by Richard Frey on May 23, 2015 9:31 AM
Janice Watrous McDonald
Benj Watrous
Thanks as always, Irma.
Added by Janice Watrous McDonald on May 17, 2015 9:36 AM
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