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Patrick (#47300827)
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Bio Photo Amateur photographer in Massachusetts who has always enjoyed wandering through cemeteries and taking photos. Discovery of Find A Grave now gives me an excuse to get out with my camera and take photos.

And yes, my profile image is indeed from an actual headstone in the Forefathers Burial Ground of Chelmsford, Massachusetts for Oliver Fletcher (d.1771) (Find A Grave Memorial# 18168422).
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I deleted it yesterday, and btw, I have been on Find A Grave long enough to know when I need to delete a dupe. I certainly don't need to be told to or even asked to. Just tell me it's a dupe. Thank you,

Added by rhondajo on Jul 10, 2015 8:32 PM
Steve Stephenson
RE: Ezekiel Wright
Wups; should have said I deleted 126821528.
Added by Steve Stephenson on Jul 08, 2015 3:10 PM
Steve Stephenson
RE: Ezekiel Wright
Capt Ezekiel Wright Find A Grave#122103740
old duplicate: Find A Grave#122103740, deleted

Since he was born after the Revolution and died before the Civil War, what's the Capt on his gravestone for?
Added by Steve Stephenson on Jul 08, 2015 3:07 PM
Steve Stephenson
RE: links to sites outside of FaG ...

Other than just follow the rules, do you see any harm to linking to the FamilySearch record of the person the Find A Grave memorial is for?
Added by Steve Stephenson on Jul 08, 2015 1:40 PM
Steve Stephenson
links to sites outside of FaG ...
Hi Patrick,

I do a lot of Find A Grave work for Westford Veteran Services.

You recently sent Westford Veteran Services a message objecting to a link I placed on the Find A Grave site for Harriet Humiston, Find A Grave#145948136. The link was to her record.

You stated, "Links to outside websites are not allowed on memorials. And if you don't have an account with Family Search, the link doesn't lead anywhere useful."

I can find no such policy in Find A Grave FAQs; please tell me where I can find it.

If the link "doesn't lead anywhere useful" because the person doesn't have a FS account, then there's no harm done because they can ignore it. If the person does have a FS account the link takes them to the Find A Grave person's FS record with a wealth of source records ready for viewing. If the person doesn't have a FS account they can get one for FREE. So I don't see any harm here. Where do you?

Also, Find A Grave is now owned by Ancestry. com which is a partner of

Thank you,
Added by Steve Stephenson on Jul 08, 2015 1:13 PM
Westford Veterans Services
Thank you for photos for ...
Benjamin Fletcher:
Added by Westford Veterans Service... on Jul 08, 2015 12:35 PM
Maggie O
RE: Kellehers in Riverside (NY)
YAY!!! how wonderful, love the photos - mystery solved

Added by Maggie O on Jul 06, 2015 8:01 PM
Thank you for your photography
Added by Karen on Jul 04, 2015 11:50 AM
Virginia D
John & Letitia Caldwell 137633339

I truly appreciate that you took the time to take the perspective photos of the site and the clear closeup pictures of Latitia (Richardson)Caldwell's monument. There is a listing "Old Age Burials" (75 years and older) cataloged by Walter Wilson, of School Street, Riverside, West Chelmsford, Old Tewksbury New Teksbury Centre, and Forefathers Burying ground ( He listed John and Latitia under Forefathers Chelmford Cemetery with their correct death dates and his correct age. Mr. Wilson's list may have been from cemetery records as your photo of Latitia's stone clearly shows age 79 and he had her age as 74 or 79. Perhaps John has an unmarked burial. Again, thank you!

Virginia D.
Added by Virginia D on Jun 29, 2015 6:58 PM
Mary Corey Adams
Thank you for looking for her.
Added by Jauers on Jun 29, 2015 2:12 PM
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