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goose (#47534920)
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Bio Photo AKA ~ Carol

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

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.

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 East 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 for taking a great deal of time to help locate 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, and several other cemeteries where we worked as a team. She is always willing to take on a challenge. I can't thank them enough for their time.

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

~*~...ღ...~*~...ღ...~*~..ღ.. The Dash ..ღ..~*~...ღ...~*~...ღ...~*~

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 in 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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Jennifer Rodrigues
Doris A Desbiens ID 142430594
Ok so it let me my grandmother to my aunts page but there is no way to add a child to her dad and mothers could you add them please.... His memorial number is 119295575 her mother's memorial number is 119295654....Thank you so much for adding that for me

Jennifer Rodrigues
Added by Jennifer Rodrigues on Mar 24, 2015 11:25 AM
Jennifer Rodrigues
This is the memorial number for the daughter of Doeise Desbiens..she was my grandmother and this is my aunt....Find A Grave Memorial# 119294522 thank you
Added by Jennifer Rodrigues on Mar 24, 2015 11:08 AM
Bill Paschal
RE: Wotton family transfers
You are very welcome.
Added by Bill Paschal on Mar 23, 2015 7:05 AM
James Bianco
James White Jr.
Thanks for adding the photo, I had added a photo request for him so that you would receive credit.
It is good to know that after 174 years, his brief time on this earth will be remembered! Jim
Added by James Bianco on Mar 22, 2015 6:44 PM
Barb Destromp
Henry LaFountain
Yes you can add death record if you wish..
Added by Barb Destromp on Mar 16, 2015 4:20 AM
Dianne O'Sullivan Zawacki
Kristine Petrides 115675214
I am Kristine's cousin. Her Dad just passed away today and I just happened to look up her name to see if she was listed here. Can you please transfer her page to me so I can give to her family? Thanks!! Did you happen to get a picture of her grave? Dianne
Added by Dianne O'Sullivan Zawacki on Mar 10, 2015 8:32 PM
Jeremy Rapoza
Thanks for the photo
Thanks for the photo of my grandparents grave, Edmund and Vivian Rapoza.
Added by Jeremy Rapoza on Mar 03, 2015 10:55 AM
Kenneth Gilbert
Yvonne A. Renaud
I am not adding the hyphenated surname per Findagrave rules. The surname should be the name as listed *on the marker*. Explanations for any differences are given in the bio section.
Added by Kenneth Gilbert on Feb 22, 2015 11:47 AM
Jim Grasela
I cannot seem to eliminate her first husband. Is this because Spirit Baker perhaps created his link to her?


I doing fine!
Added by Jim Grasela on Feb 12, 2015 8:56 AM
RE: Hi Roxie
Goose I thank you for your help. I do feel a bit lost!
Added by Snickerdoodles on Feb 10, 2015 10:22 PM
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