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goose (#47534920)
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Bio Photo AKA ~ Carol

~~ Life is lived forward, but understood backward ~~

I look to find small, backyard cemeteries and photograph all the stones, and research the family to provide links, before nature and time destroy what can be read. I have completely finished photographing all the stones in many cemeteries in the area of Freetown and Dartmouth. I prefer to go into those cemeteries that are hard to access or are overgrown. I have been able to do some of those with a lot of help from Find a grave friend Chip 5610 who set up many of the cemeteries I am photographing, and with some assistance from Freetown Cemetery Commission, Mike and Keven, helping locate them in Freetown and Assonet and J. King locating them in Dartmouth. Thank you so much.

Once I have them posted on Find a grave it is rewarding for me to research and link their families. Getting the veterans stones are most important, we are losing the ability to read them very quickly. With the help of Jim Grasela we completed the Veterans Section in the Pine Grove Cemetery in New Bedford and have them all on line. Much appreciation to J. Bosworth who has helped to figure out, research and link many families in the South Dartmouth (Padanaram) Cemetery, where I spent many weeks photographing the remaining memorials.

ღ .... Your life is now, seize it and make it amazing. Find your voice... Discover your passion and pursue it... Be honest, generous and kind... Surround yourself with love, laughter and others who have a positive outlook. Let your heart be your guide... Be brave and wild at heart... Take chances... Ask questions... Be fearless... Make a difference... This is your time!

Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them so go out and start creating! .... ღ

My goal is to help others with their research. I find it extremely rewarding. Thank you Find a grave for having such a great site and all the volunteers willing to spend countless hours doing what I do.

~*~*~*~*~*~ The Dash ~*~*~*~*~*~
I read of a reverend who stood to speak at the funeral of his friend. He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time that she spent alive on earth…and now only those who loved her know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own; the cars…the house…the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard… are there things you'd like to change? For you never know how much time is left. (You could be at "dash mid-range.")

If we could just slow down enough to consider what's true and real, and always try to understand the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger, and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect, and more often wear a smile… remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy's being read with your life's actions to rehash...would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent your dash?
..... by Linda Ellis


.... ღ While researching our family I used the find a grave site and found it to be a valuable tool. I feel that LINKING the family on that site to be important in finding other members of the family. We felt the need to help others in their search for family.

Putting a photo, a document, a bit of history of the person and the grave stone on the memorial is a complete picture for us to enjoy. Thank you for everyone who helps to complete this task. Your work is an enormous gift.

If you have a photo request for a large cemetery, it is always best to give the volunteer a plot number and or location in the cemetery. I will do what I can, it is a great hobby. Please be kind to those who are willing to volunteer to help. The words "Please and thank you" are always welcomed.

Edits, suggestions and corrections are always welcomed and done ASAP, through the edit tab on the memorial.

I walk the cemeteries to photo when I can. I add what I find for all the memorials I have set up, hoping this will help others find their family.

I have been a genealogy buff for over 40 years. After learning my maternal parents and great grandparents came here to make a better life, I actively researched to find all the connections. My husband and I were fortunate enough to visit their homeland in St. Cecile/Fontenoille Belgium in 2012 where we met more family.

One of the most important things is our life is to give our children roots to grow and wings to fly.

Our genealogy families include:
Bailey ~ Burt ~ Church ~ Jenkins ~ Strange ~ Warren ~ Weber

and, Champluvier ~ Charron ~ LaFountain/Fountain ~ Ledoux/Sweet ~ Protin ~ Shover/Chauvin ~ Tetreault/Tatro and variations of.

I have interest in several surnames: Ashley, Chace/Chase, Clark, Crapo, Cummings, Demoranville, Gifford, King, Rounseville, Spooner, Teachman, Westgate among others.
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Debbie Fontaine
RE: Tetrault photo
I found this gem of a photo in Prince Albert, SK when I visited family this past summer. Been working on my family tree and the people there opened up their photo albums to me even though this was the first time we had met! When I saw the photo of Remi's gravesite I knew exactly what it was. The lady who had it had no idea that her father Ernest Pelletier and Remi Tetrault were first cousins. Glad you like it!

Added by Debbie Fontaine on Oct 04, 2014 7:07 PM
Marge Sherrard
Chace / Skinner
By chance, are you reloated to the Chace/Skinner families? I had noticed you had documented their graves and also posted a death cert on Robert Chace. (South Dartmouth Cemetery).

I am related to Robert's wife, Jane Skinner Chace.

Added by Marge Sherrard on Oct 04, 2014 1:46 PM
John Rueter
photos of Garrick headstones
Thank you for the photos of Herman Garrick's headstone, and for creating the memorial for his wife. The photos look good, and I really appreciate your efforts.
Added by John Rueter on Oct 03, 2014 1:42 PM
Treasure Phillips
Thank you
I have been researching my family (Hickok) on and that eventually led me to this site, and there is where I found the pictures of my grandparents headstones! THANK YOU for being such a kind and generous person to do this task! I live in TN now, and would never be able to see these if it were not for you.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Added by Treasure Phillips on Oct 01, 2014 5:05 PM
RE: Welcome
Thanks for the welcome, and the assistance you've given our family.
Added by jking50 on Oct 01, 2014 1:43 PM
Spirit Baker
Betsey Chace - Chace Cemetery
I wonder where her brother, Lincoln, is buried. He is the only one, from what I have gathered, that is missing.
I have been updating info from your bio's.
Hope you had a good summer.
Added by Spirit Baker on Sep 30, 2014 2:04 AM
No Guts, No Glory
Please advise
where the Assonet Burying Grounds are...I do not know...many thanks
Added by No Guts, No Glory on Sep 25, 2014 3:52 PM
Sue Williams
Quint Fernandez burial place
Thank you but I know from the family that his ashes were spread at Stone Barn Farm (his families' estate. I suspect the stone you found is a memorial stone (note engraving "Thanks Jimmy"). But I will double check with Quint's sister.
Added by Sue Williams on Sep 17, 2014 5:16 AM
CJ Gifford
Thanks so much for your efforts at the Tisdale Burying Ground. As a volunteer myself, I know the old ones are the toughest.
Thanks again.
CJ Gifford
Added by CJ Gifford on Aug 17, 2014 8:20 AM
Brian Crites
Martha Evans
Thank you for the great photograph.
Added by Brian Crites on Aug 16, 2014 7:55 PM
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