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After a few months of lurking on the site I decided to try to fill some photo requests for my town Colonial era cemetery March 2013. Tough to find with no plot. In the oldest part of the cemetery I found 2 rows of gothic brownstones around 2-3:00 pm and decided to photograph all of them. They were difficult to photograph & read with backlight glare.|
Finally one morning I couldn't sleep and managed to get out to the cemetery around 8 am and voilą, the sun hits the face of the stone and all is revealed. I had to get there way before 9 am! I finished photographing the 120 stones and by then I was hooked. I might as well do the whole cemetery. Jan 2014 I printed out the Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and added the names I missed. I finished photographing those stones or getting area pics if the stone was no longer there May 2014.
So the Old Cemetery in East Haven Conn is photographed. See my virtual cemetery of photographic challenges that need a big mirror and a few names I could not find if you want to try your hand at it.
Update: *Old Cemetery in North Haven (Old Center) Started to photograph in 2014. Finished that in April/May 2015 before the many large trees leafed out. Worked off of Hale Cemetery Listing 1933 transcribed by Charles Hale himself. Also had two 1888 inventories to add names. All standing headstones have a photograph or area photos if no longer standing.
*Brandford Center Cemetery, Started to photograph Section A the oldest part of the cemetery, May 2014. Finished Aug 2015 (Hale 1934 list & modern after 1934). Section B, to the left of the road to the office, finished Hale 1934 list July 2016 & some names after 1934. Section C beyond the office a handful of names from the 1934 list I could not find, & don't know the percent of modern memorials photographed.
Suggest a correction tools I use- whats on the headstone, Family Search for census, Conn State Library collection in Ancestry, especially the Hale Cemetery Inscriptions copied during the 1930's, the Barbour Collection of town vital records, The East Haven Register by Rev. Stephen Dodd pub. 1824, Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus & the local libraries. Also a handful of times I've asked for help in the forums and got fantastic results.
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|Jody Gonda||36254519 - Rebecca Turner Mix|
Thank you, very much, for trying to find the headstone! I realize now that her headstone will never be found as it probably is among one of the 2 that are defaced. I will remove the photo request.
|Jim Fenn - Lawson||Richard Butler #158314925|
Richard Butler mustered in with the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery Regiment Company C on December 18 1863 at the age of 17 his muster out date was August 18 1865 with the rank of Private. The source of this information is from the book The Story of the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery Regiment by Richard W Smith. Thank you for creating the memorial. JIM
|Lori Motola Hoffman||Dimenstein graves|
Thank you so much for photographing the Dimenstein graves for us!
Lori Motola Hoffman
Thanks! I fixed it.
Added by Rotuss on Nov 28, 2016 6:42 PM
|judy hulliberger||Richard Woodward death on Stone|
I was looking at the stone pic for Richard Woodward and I thot the death date was 1815 instead of 1845. Could that be the death date???1815??? Richard died 3 wks after his birth.
|Y Atkinson||Percy Atkinson|
Sorry for my late reply, My internet / computer was acting crazy & not working for weeks, Finally got it working.
So nice of you to find Percy's plot which required more work because there isnt a stone, I wanted to find Percy especally for my uncle T who is in his 80s the last of Percy's children and (he is the very last of all my uncles / aunts and parents generation) I live in Texas & just now getting to know my Atkinson relatives and I have become very close to my uncle who I just met about 2+ years ago. I have been working to locate family pics & other information because when my uncle was growing up he was a Ward of the State because of the hard times back in the day, as a result he doesn't have much info, or pics, he doesnt even have a pic of himself as a baby or child so im doing what I can. Thanks for your help! Yvette
PS I would like to try to gather the needed info you mentioned to get a stone for Percy.
|Helena Guilotte||Carrie Spargo|
I have tried to find a adresse to Stony Creek cemetary to find out who takes care of this grave.
I am a relative from Sweden. Eva born 1854 was my great grandfathers sister and I am trying to find Caroline Petersen born around 1914 who is the daugther of Carrie Spargo and John B Petersen.
I found her in 1930 census but not in 1940 so I suppose she is married by then.
I would apprieciate all all help. Thank you!
Regards Helena Guilotte
Thanks for the Ridgway headstone photos!
|Kathy McKinnon Wilson||William J. Davidson, New Haven CT|
Thank you so much for the picture of my sister-in-law's Great Uncle. I truly appreciate you taking the time to do this for us.
Kathy McKinnon Wilson
|Anita Davis||CENTER CEMETERY BRANFORD CONNECTICUT|
I love the photo you made of the gates at Center Cemetery in Branford Connecticut. I would love to use it in a book I am writing that includes a person buried there. I will credit you as you wish. Please advise
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