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brianz190 (#47157955)
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Bio Photo It bothers me so to see people ruining the integrity of such a valuable tool as "Find A Grave" by posting multiple listings of the same cemetery, cemeteries that don't exist or just guessing that someone might be buried in a given cemetery. I have photographed several hundred cemeteries in Northeastern Conn. Mass. and R.I. and only once did I find a cemetery that wasn't already listed. Even then I researched it and the people entered there for several months before adding it. I have over 250,000 gravestone photos and have photographed many cemeteries in there entirety, I use the "Hale Collection" done in the 1930's as my bible. If your marker request is older than a 1932 death date and not listed in the "Hale" census, you can be 999.9% sure it doesn't exist. If the marker wasn't there then or was unreadable, how can you expect someone to find it now? Being so, I'll no longer fill requests for anyone who abuses the integrity of this site. PLEASE do us both a favor and check with the Hale Collection before entering a request older than 1932 or adding a new cemetery as most likely if its in the Windham, Tolland, New London, or Hartford Counties of Connecticut its already listed, could be just under a different name than you might have. There are some cemeteries that have had name changes or even have several names. Quite a few older cemeteries have even been moved and combined with others. If your still unsure or having a problem, I'll be glad to help you research it. Thank You. The link to the "Hale Collection" is...

USE OF PHOTOS: All photos on Find A Grave are copyright protected and permission is needed for even personal use. Those who strictly prohibit the use of photos for any and all reasons have no place in posting them in a public forum. But I myself have restricted the use of my photos because of a very few who abuse this site and have taken my photos only to post them as there own. This site should be left to we addicted genealogists who believe in helping each other out. After all, were all brothers and sisters through Adam and Eve. Being said; Even though I mark my photos copyright protected, there use for personal reasons is granted as long as there posting to your site meet one of two conditions. My newer photos have the copyright disclaimer already watermarked onto the photo, and although adding "Photo by brianz190" somewhere would be a nice gesture, if its already on the photo, its not needed. But for my older photos where there's no watermark, permission is granted as long as somewhere it credits me ( "Photo by brianz190" )as having taken the picture. I apologize for those few photos I've placed a watermark across the face of the monument, But that was done because I know that's a photo sought after by one of those few abusers. Photos that you will be using for personal use and you will "NOT" be reposting anywhere online/and those you will use for printing are available on request without the watermark. Thank You for understanding.

I have over a quarter million gravestone photographs, Keep that in mind when sending me a message or e mail. Its almost impossible to figure out who your talking about if you don't send me the full name, (and or maiden name) dates of birth and death, cemetery there in, and photo number on my photo if there is one.

"NOTE" Due to the mess "Ancestry" has made in combining cemeteries with like names, I'll no longer be filling requests in the Westfield Cemetery, Danielson, Connecticut. Questions or comments about duplicate entries you see in the Westfield Cemetery should be directed to Find A Grave or Ancestry, as they are the ones who combined Old Westfield and Westfield which are two different cemeteries. Thank You
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The Hale Collection
Brianz - The problem with the site linked for the on line Hale collection is that the site is not complete. No Ledyard, North Stonington and only one cemetery listed for Preston. Many cemeteries listed do not have links. Problem #2 is that the records provided are transcribed.

I think Hale missed a couple of family plots in my town.
Added by WMitch6 on Apr 10, 2014 5:38 PM
L J Whitney

Your dates are incorrect. I think you put Amos's birth and death dates in place of Laura's inadvertently. Opster
Added by opster on Feb 20, 2014 9:31 PM
Abigail Bingham Huntington
Thanks for checking. That would make sense because her husband, Daniel, is buried in Old Norwichtown Cemetery (your picture Photo# 100_3513E). I did bring up all the Huntingtons buried in Old Norwichtown, and while there are a couple of Abigails, none of them were Daniel's wife. Thanks for making the effort to post headstone pictures. New England is a long jaunt from Colorado and I would never get there to do it in person.
Added by DKMac on Feb 11, 2014 10:16 PM
Abigail Bingham Huntington
It would have helped if I had put her memorial number - 53592243
Added by DKMac on Feb 10, 2014 10:54 PM
Abigail Bingham Huntington
I'm looking at her memorial and filling in dates in my data base. You have posted a very nice photo of her headstone, Photo# 100_3511E, and then the memorial says burial location unknown. I won't say what I think of burial unknown memorials, unless there is a very good cause; but could you tell me which cemetery this picture was taken in?
Added by DKMac on Feb 10, 2014 10:51 PM
Windham Center Cemetery Windham CT
Thanks so much for reporting the "problems" on the photo requests that are not in the Hale Collection at this cemetery. It was on my list to do..but I never got to glad that you did. A few are left to photograph...will try to get there when the snow melts!!
Thanks again,
Added by Sara on Jan 27, 2014 7:21 AM
Alice Martin
Hello, I added a memorial for Franc Martin's first wife Alice. Since you already have the photo of the stone, could you add it to her memorial as well. Thanks so much! #123996255
Added by CLH on Jan 23, 2014 11:47 AM
Bonnie Kies
RE: Lucy Goodell 1779 - 1859
Yes I noticed the spelling, you should see some of the records, Ingolls ect. LOL Please let me know if you think of it when you post the photo for her. Would like to put it on my tree. (of course I would credit as always just let me know)
Again Thanks You have been a big help. Bonnie :)
Added by Bonnie Kies on Jan 23, 2014 9:50 AM
Bonnie Kies
Ingalls (Ingals)
Ephraim Ingalls Memorial# 112376824 and wife Lucy Goodell Memorial# 112377245. Hi Brianz190 its Bonnie not sure but when I noticed that Ephraim's wife Lucy was on his stone I may have said she didn't have a memorial (not sure) but anyway she does have a memorial but no Photo. Again Thanks Bonnie :)
Added by Bonnie Kies on Jan 22, 2014 10:36 PM
Theophilus Hall #60694749
What a lovely surprise to find a photo of the headstone of my maternal 4th Great Grandfather who died Jun 16 1822!

The photo #107_7212FSE (taken Jun 15 2011) and posted 1/12/2013 on the above record is greatly appreciated - truly a blessing.

Thank you for doing all that you are doing!

- Linda
Added by Linda on Jan 21, 2014 9:10 PM
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