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Sandy Vandertol (#47946311)
 member for 1 year, 11 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo So many people have come before us to contribute their DNA to our family trees and as I unravel the roots of my family I so appreciate people who have gone into the cemeteries to photograph tombstones and spend countless hours transcribing records so I can document my family. I would love to be able to help others find out more information about their family ties and I don't want anyone to be forgotten, so I love that this website gives us the tools to do that.

If I have created a memorial page for anyone related to you that falls within the Find a Grave guidelines, (vertical relationships, not sideways) please let me know. I hold to the Find a Grave rules on transfer requests. I am more than happy to add anything you want to pages and am quick to update. You may add photos and notes to any page whether you maintain them or not.

One note also about getting pages from inactive members that I would like to address. Many have created their own family pages and think they can have them safe and sound without being on this site for awhile. I can't transfer them in good conscience because they can come back at any time and ask for their pages back. Some people have to go inactive for surgeries or have upheavals in their lives, so they take a leave hoping to come back to their pages later. Find a Grave has entrusted to my care some of those pages, so I'm holding them in trust and will only transfer for close vertical relationships.

To get anything added to a page, please use the EDIT tab on the upper right corner and then the top line that says "suggest . ." Also use this method to contact me regarding incorrect information, adding additional information, linking married couples and their children etc. The linking tool is built into the edit tab now, so please use it.

I have been a professional photographer for 37 years and I know how dear to the heart of a photographer the copyright is of a photo. However, in the case of my tombstone photos, if you would like to use them on other pages like, feel free to do that but please have the courtesy of telling where you got it. "Photo by Sandy VanderTol" would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Amy (Decker) Veenendall
RE: Wallingford transfer
You're welcome. Wish you luck with the cemetery project. Time consuming but very rewarding in the end, especially when someone contacts you for a transfer of a memorial of a family member. One of the things I've been finding with doing this is the variations of the names.Some woman are buried with first husband with his last name on the stone, yet she's listed in records under a different name. Sometimes the maiden name is listed. Love the search. I'm not to far from Grand Rapids, give me a holler if you would like any help.
Added by Amy (Decker) Veenendall on Sep 12, 2014 5:54 AM
Bob Worcester
Henry B Proctor
I added the obituary to Henry B Proctor's memorial page (Memorial# 32714659) as you requested. Thank you for sending it. It certainly helps explain his short life -- with its sad ending.

Added by Bob Worcester on Sep 11, 2014 4:39 AM
Darrel Salisbury

I am currently maintaining Mem. #8914874, created in Jun 2004.

Added by Darrel Salisbury on Sep 11, 2014 4:04 AM
Darrel Salisbury
Mary HERRICK Conant (#39988914)

You have Mary buried in Eaton Village Cemetery. Madison Co. GenWeb has her & Timothy in Campbell Burying Ground, Lebanon, Madison Co. Has there been a cemetery name change?

Added by Darrel Salisbury on Sep 11, 2014 3:59 AM
dates of birth and death
There is a millenium file on that states that Joseph's birth date was 19 Mar 1751 and his death date was Nov 1811. This information was taken from a book, Roser, Susan E. Mayflower Births and Deaths: From the files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Volumes 1 & 2. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1992.

The date on the headstone was very faint and it looked as though there was a crack through the date.

I do appreciate your work with Find-a-Grave. I just thought you would like to know this information.

Maris Stanard
Added by Anonymous on Sep 10, 2014 3:31 PM
G M Rice
RE: Sarah Smith Glidden
I love that story! The best made plans---!

We do owe so much to our plucky ancestors. One of my grannies made the trip from England to Chile in 1876 with her hubby and 3 children, only to have him die. She than managed to get everyone back to London only to make the trip to the US a year later, in the dead of winter. She then had to get to the Seattle area from New York. The train went only to San Francisco so it was back on a ship to the Puget Sound and finally by canoe up a river to the Monroe area of Washington. They arrived shortly before Christmas. I can't imagine it. She married within a year of her arrival and had 6 more children. That was one tough lady. I whine when I have to shovel snow.

Added by G M Rice on Sep 10, 2014 2:51 PM
G M Rice
Sarah Smith Glidden
Sarah followed her family to Michigan after her husband died. The younger Jacob in the Bangs cemetery is a relative. Eusebia Williams, in the same cemetery, is her daughter. This is a very interesting New England family. They have been fun to research.
Glenna Rice
Added by G M Rice on Sep 10, 2014 9:48 AM
G M Rice
Sarah Smith Glidden
Thank you for the transfer and all your work with Find A Grave. I will tend her carefully.
Added by G M Rice on Sep 10, 2014 9:36 AM
Carl Catherman
Kathermans at Lincoln Chapel
Sandy, thank you very much for transferring the memorials to me. You were extremely kind to add the information I proposed before the transfers.
Added by Carl Catherman on Sep 08, 2014 6:59 AM
Kathryn Wagner
re: Alonzo and Loretta
You are THE BEST! I'm glad that it wasn't hard to find, and that her directions worked out well, with the exception of the big tree. I'm glad that you all did that, and they both now have photos on their memorials. I can't believe that it's Beardslee, as I just KNEW that you were right, as the majority was Beardsley. The lady at the cemetery said that records show that it was ALONZO, so readable or not, I'm sure that it is the O, like you had said. Besides, the majority of documents say the O, so I'm sure that is O. You marked the memorial with all the possibilities and explained, so I think that future family seekers will benefit greatly from all your info. Thank you so much for getting 2 of my photo requests done. It's a cool stone but wish that it was more readable. The lady said that Alonzo faces the side where all the weather comes from, so his is naturally more deteriorated. It's sad that generations from now will not be able to tell who is buried there, but thank the Lord for Find A Grave, because they'll be able to look at your memorial and see. Hugs!
Added by Kathryn Wagner on Sep 08, 2014 6:43 AM
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