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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 FaG for having such a great site and all the volunteers willing to spend countless hours, walking cemeteries photographing, cleaning, editing, researching. In some cases returning to figure out the missing pieces. 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.

While researching our family I used the FaG site and found it to be a valuable tool. I feel that LINKING family on that site to be important in finding other members of their family. I walk the cemeteries to photograph when I can, do some edits, and add documents (particularly military, death, and obits) while making the memorials, when I run out of photos, or the weather does not permit photography. It's a great hobby. Please be kind to those who are willing to volunteer to help. The words "Please and thank you" are always welcomed. I hope this will help others find their family, with memorials I have set up.

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 2011 where we met more family.

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.

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 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


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 (no relation) such as Ashley, Chace/Chase, Clark, Crapo, Cummings, Demoranville, Gifford, King, Rounseville, Spooner, Teachman, Westgate among others.
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Shirley Wadell
Memorial #105510642 Lewis Tatro
Hi. I have a few quick questions. The following is what you posted for Lewis Tatro Memorial #105510642. Can you explain more? The Lewis Tatro which is posted for Memorial 510510642 is listed as born July 15, 1823. This birth date does not match either individuals you list below. Are they relatives? If so, how are they related? I'm researching this branch of the family and want to be accurate with my data.

"..He is likely to be Joseph Tatro born July 19, 1824 who is brother to Louis born June 20, 1826 as traced through Tatro Genealogist. They feel that once their mother died in 1832 and their father re-married that the family became scattered all over the place and the two boys became known by the other's name. No one has found any other information on Louis or Joseph, but this memorial suggests he is actually Joseph because of the date of birth."

Thanks, Shirley :)
Added by Shirley Wadell on Jun 30, 2015 1:36 PM
Jeannie H
RE: Vodola photo's
You are most welcome!!
Added by Jeannie H on Jun 25, 2015 6:13 PM
Shirley Wadell
Lewis Tatro memorial #105510642
Hi! I'm trying to figure out if Nellie Rose Warren b.Nov 13, 1900 is the person I'm researching. You have Rose May Tatro the daughter of Lewis Tatro who married Joseph Warren. Ancestry lists two(2) original handwritten birth documents for their daughter Nellie Rose Warren born Nov 13, 1900 or Nov 13, 1901. I truly think the true birth date is Nov 13, 1900 because Joseph Warren is listed along with his newly married wife Rose Warren which they are living with her parents Lewis Tatro & Mary Tatro. This document shows they have been married 0 years. The date of this census is June 4, 1900, so, Rose could be 4 months pregnant with their daughter Nellie Rose who is born Nov 13, 1900. Now here is my question -- I have a Helen Rose Warren born Nov 13, 1900 Leominster, MS, according to her family, and she married Frederick Augusta Hutchinson. Can you verify that Nellie Rose Warren is the same person as Helen Rose Warren?? I could not find anyone else living in the Leominster MS area at the time of her birth besides Joseph & Rose Warren.
Any information would be appreciated. I thank you for your time and support! Thanks, Shirley :)
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Added by Shirley Wadell on Jun 19, 2015 12:54 PM
Julie Nathanson
Elizabeth Church
I have a photo for Elizabeth Church, wife of Benjamin who died Apr 9 1731 and is buried in East Burial Ground, Bristol, RI
Any chance the memorial on findagrave has the wrong date? RI Cemetery Database just lists this one as being in that cemetery.

Julie Nathanson
Added by Julie Nathanson on Jun 17, 2015 8:39 AM
Frank Allen Besse
I believe memorial 114521826 for Frank Allen Besse should be Frank Alden Besse. This is from several Family Trees on and it is his father's first name and gets passed on as middle names down through the generations to my fraternity brother, Bruce Alden Besse.
Added by David on Jun 15, 2015 10:59 AM
James Bianco
Cushing Cemetery
You are doing a wonderful job with Cushing Cemetery, Mattapoisett. Your photos are wonderful! Thank you so much for the edits. Jim
Added by James Bianco on Jun 11, 2015 8:05 AM
RE: Sherman family edits
I own the 4 volume Sherman Directories by John Sherman and also have Ancestry to back it up. Hope this helps.
Added by Eileen on May 31, 2015 10:01 AM
Norman S. Cole Jr. and Geraldine (Beard) Cole
RE: Paul Cambra
You are welcome.
Added by Norman S. Cole Jr. and Ge... on May 26, 2015 4:42 PM
Norman S. Cole Jr. and Geraldine (Beard) Cole
Paul A. Cambra
Hi i transfer Paul Cambra memorial 146614833 to you. Thank you
Added by Norman S. Cole Jr. and Ge... on May 24, 2015 8:24 PM
RE: Lucy Brightman
Thanks Carol! Your work is indeed much appreciated!
Added by GregRM on May 17, 2015 10:52 AM
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