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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. 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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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
Brian Crites
Ephraim Tisdale Grave
Thank you so much for the photograph.
Added by Brian Crites on Aug 16, 2014 7:52 PM
Jim Grasela
Eleanor Eastham
Eleanor Eastham was my 7th grade social studies teacher at Acushnet Jr. High (later Albert F. Ford Jr. High). She was a close friend to Eleanor Townsend (John Ashley's mother-in-law).
Added by Jim Grasela on Aug 14, 2014 6:14 PM
Spirit Baker
Nellie Gurney Taylor
Did you get the month or day of death? Do you know if Grant was her middle name?
Added by Spirit Baker on Aug 14, 2014 5:39 PM
Ima Glaze
RE: Tetrault photos
You are very welcome. I know what a great feeling it is to get photos of family gravestones and head markers.
Added by Ima Glaze on Aug 14, 2014 3:46 PM
In Search Of
RE: Leona Fluette
It happened me to me once b4. TY
Added by In Search Of on Aug 08, 2014 2:37 PM
In Search Of
Leona Fluette
Could you kindly remove the extra Death record from the Find A Grave page. WEST has been added.

You as well as others have been very helpful. We work together as one oiled machine, to fit the pieces of puzzle together.
Added by In Search Of on Aug 08, 2014 7:51 AM
Michelle Smith
RE: Isidor Martin (1865 - 1905)
Yes, I also have that death certificate, but there is no birthdate on it except what was stated by age which an be inaccurate. If you find his headstone, that would be awesome.
Added by Michelle Smith on Aug 05, 2014 4:18 PM
Michelle Smith
Isidor Martin (1865 - 1905)

You sent me an edit on Isidor Martin on where and when he was born and where he died. I would really like to know how you know that information. Because I have been searching information on this man for years. He is my great, great, great grandfather and have yet to find anything pertaining to much about him. thank you.
Added by Michelle Smith on Aug 05, 2014 3:32 PM
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