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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 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 link many families in the South Dartmouth (Padanaram) Cemetery, where I spent many weeks photographing the remaining memorials.

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

Also: 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, Rounseville, Spooner, Teachman, Westgate among others.

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 truth and those who have a positive outlook. Let your heart be your guide, make a difference. Be brave and wild at heart. Take chances, ask question, 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

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Messages left for goose (106)[Leave Message]
RE: Ethel O
No problem. I'll be glad to accommodate your wants. Either text or a manipulated scanned document is fine. (I use Irfanview for manipulating photos)
Added by jtb on Jul 07, 2014 2:19 PM
John Wunschal
Thank You so much for trying to find my grandmothers
Father-in-law's gravestone. As you see from death certificate, supposed to be there, probably unmarked. Thank you for picture.
Added by Damevi on Jul 06, 2014 3:38 PM
Debra Perry
Hepsabeth Stowell
Thank you so very kindly for posting the gravesite picture. Its remarkable and very appreciated. Tzke care, Debra Perry :)
Added by Debra Perry on Jul 01, 2014 11:02 PM
James Rose
Christina Almy
Hi Carol,
Thanks for transferring Christina Sjöstedt Almy. I'll condense the information I have on her into a short biography.

Thanks again,
Added by James Rose on Jun 26, 2014 2:46 PM
Queripel Photos
Hi Carol,

Thanks for all the awesome photos added for my Queripel relatives! You've been busy! :) I really appreciate all the extra info you've added too!

Added by KC on Jun 24, 2014 4:08 PM
Rhonda Whitehair
Joseph Cardoza
Success!!!! Thank you so much for finding this. One step closer. Did you find out where it is located so that I could see it when I go up next September???

Again thanks!
Added by Rhonda Whitehair on Jun 24, 2014 1:53 PM
Haskins Memorial
Thanks so very much for providing the photo of the Haskins stone. It is a great set of photos.
Added by Lizzy on Jun 23, 2014 2:33 PM
Priaulx, Queripel and Ellis Photos
Hi Carol, Thanks so much for the great photos you took for my Priaulx, Queripel and Ellis relatives! I really appreciate your time and efforts!
Karen (KC)
Added by KC on Jun 21, 2014 10:22 PM
RE: Dr. Kenneth Turgeon
Hi Goose,
No problem. I thought it might have been a mistake. I know how easy it is to upload the wrong picture when you have a bunch. Thanks for you help!
Added by bhrfrd123 on Jun 15, 2014 10:08 AM
RE: Martin Feeney
It is on the grave.. Also he is my Grandfather..
Added by Taz on Jun 13, 2014 8:18 AM
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