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Jack Parker (#47734878)
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Bio Photo *** Apologies if I'm not responsive in a timely manner, trying to maintain focus on the job at hand and (300+) emails are collecting that I have flagged to deal with ***

Junior genealogist - with an email address, a car and a digital camera.

Photos I take belong to the people who ask for them. You are free to do whatever you wish to with them. I ask that they not be published on pay-to-view sites.

I pay a lot of attention to the sun and try to avoid reflecting myself in any photo. That means that at times I take photos at odd angles. I will visit any given headstone a number of times trying to get the right light on it. Sometimes that doesn't work out and I file a crappy photo - when you see such a photo, please tell me to go take a better one.

I want to thank everyone who has stepped up and offered corrections or taken transfers for the cemeteries I've been working, it's been a rewarding experience.

I am in the process of visiting all of Danvers cemeteries and ensuring they are fully catalogued. I am only posting fresh photos when I think mine are better or show something different. If you object, drop me a line and we can chat.


I do take breaks and handle occasional photo requests - if you have a location, that makes it a lot more tempting. It's a challenge to walk a large cemetery looking for two headstones and then have 4 more requests for the same cemetery a week later.

I trim my messages and only leave those that I need to do something about - I'm not hating you, just trying to use the messages to advantage. (Although I think I will keep the message from Billie forever - such an inspiration)

Complete: (Using Mass Vital Records numbering)
GR1 Wadsworth - added some 400 memorials and photos.
GR2 Nurse (checked - was complete)
GR3 Endicott (checked - was complete)
GR4 Preston (tucked away behind Putnam - added a few (NEEDS TO BE RE-DONE - MISSED A LOT)
GR5 Prince (catalogued and photographed)
GR6 Putnam (catalogued and photographed)
GR7 Russell (checked - added a few missing ones)
GR8 Porters Burying Ground (High street - added a few)
GR9 Holten - fair sized
Completely photographed. ~1400 added to date.
Some of the photos are less than optimal. Let me know if you find a horrible one that should be re-taken. Holten has run out of land and money. The town is trying to figure out what to do
GR11 Walnut Grove - All sections photographed, stone by stone. Many thanks to Mom for managing all of the memorials.
GR13 Hutchinson (catalogued and photographed)
GR14 (Tapley / Preston) Old Settlers - (Photographed)
GR15 Putnamville (checked - was complete)
GR16 Swin(n)erton (checked - was complete)
GR20 Buxton/Goodale (checked - was complete)
GR21 Pope private burial ground, Finally found it! Photographed.
.(GR7/Beverly in MVR) Leech/East Danvers (checked - was complete)
Porter/Bradstreet Cemetery (off locust street, near Connors farm) This is a 17th century cemetery which is not mentioned in MVR. All of the markers are field stone markers without inscriptions. According to the town archivist the only known internment is Ann[a] Porter.

In Progress
St. Marys in Salem. A group of us are tackling that one.
??? St Mary Sylvan St - moderate size, but Catholic, so every headstone has 20 names.
??? Xavierian (waiting for SJP to file obits to add remaining 200+ photos) - perhaps a student project?

In Queue
??? Danvers State Hospital - finally found it!
??? Anshe Sfard - there are about 10 cemeteries back in those woods
??? Annunciation - Large

Defunct - exist in records, but not on the ground.
??? Potter's field (off Adams street, empty lot behind St Mary's, but no headstones)
GR17 Pedricks Cemetery (not on FaG) (behind the high school I suppose accessible from the Rail Trail, only has one headstone which I gather has since vanished)
GR10 Putnam (off Sylvan street, bodies moved to Porter's ca. 1920)
GR12 Jacobs private burial ground, Gardner's Hill (have not found)
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Teddi Kella-Fuller
Sykes photos
Thanks for taking these photos.
Added by Teddi Kella-Fuller on Nov 24, 2015 7:50 PM
Thank you!
Dear Jack,

Thank you so much for the photo of Ruby Brown's grave. She was my 3rd great grandmother. I am especially grateful because this information helped me to solve a bit of a mystery. Ruby's grandson-- my great grandfather-- had the middle name "Dolloff," and I had never been able to figure out why. Dolloff sounded like a last name to me, but I was unable to find a Dolloff connection in my family tree. Now, thanks to this information, I see that Ruby Brown's second husband was named Albert Dolloff, and it appears that Ruby's daughter gave her son (my great grandfather) the middle name Dolloff in honor of her step-father. I'm very glad to have solved this mystery.

Thanks again for these photos-- they really made my day.

Added by sro on Nov 23, 2015 8:00 PM
Riverview Cemetery
Thanks for the photos of the York family at Riverview, your efforts are appreciated.
Added by PupDawg on Nov 22, 2015 5:51 PM
K Goddu
Riverview Cemetery-Mabel Barker
I know how much effort it takes to go and take photos of stones,so I really don't like asking this, but want to know. Are you able to read Mabel's stone to transcribe the names and dates of birth and death? I'm not able to enlarge it enough to do that. If not, no worries. Thanks, Kathy
Added by K Goddu on Nov 20, 2015 5:29 PM
K Goddu
RE: Hardy stones
That would be wonderful if you'd do that.. Much appreciated. Kathy
Added by K Goddu on Nov 20, 2015 1:44 PM
K Goddu
Hardy stones
Thank you so much, Jack for taking the time to get the photos of three of my ancestors . It's so appreciated. It's one more link to doing my ancestry. Gratitudes, Kathy
Added by K Goddu on Nov 20, 2015 12:19 PM
RE: Hastings - Riverview Groveland
Thank you for looking!
Added by idahonetto on Nov 20, 2015 10:47 AM
Riverview Cemetery
... you are right. There are a lot of Civil War veterans at Riverview whose markers are not photographed. I will continue requesting the photos as I am able. Have a great weekend.
Added by Jim on Nov 20, 2015 5:49 AM
Civil War Vet Photos
Hey Jack - Thanks for the photos. I appreciate your great work. The photos are awesome - much appreciated! - Jim
Added by Jim on Nov 20, 2015 5:41 AM
RE: Thanks for the photo!
Yikes, what fun! I've played that matching game too. :-)
Added by Flutterby on Nov 19, 2015 11:59 AM
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