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Betty Frain (#46858568)
 member for 8 years, 10 months, 17 days
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Twenty-five years ago a friend told me she had a new hobby, genealogy, and how much fun she was having. I immediately contacted my mother who informed me that we owned three family Bibles. I have been deep into this ever since. I started with my mother's family in Loudoun County, VA. Her parents were third cousins, a fact she did not know. Of course I added my father's family, my husband's family, and both my daughter-in-law's and son-in-law's families. Then by adding wives, mothers, sisters, brothers, ancestors, descendants, I have ended up with a database of about 37,000. All are related to me or to someone I am related to.
Most of my time has been spent in Loudoun County, Virginia. I wrote two books on Union Cemetery in Leesburg, a book on Monocacy Cemetery in Bealsville, Montgomery County, MD, Death Records of Fairfax County, VA, and co-authored books on the Death Records of Loudoun County, VA and Marriages after 1850 in Loudoun County, Va. I have also been involved in the preparation of Cemetery Books published by Thomas Balch Library. All of these books are available through Heritage Books.

I am more than happy to share any information I have. My cemetery pictures are there for anyone who needs them. They have been taken over the last 19 years. I will ask that you let me know if you are using a family picture because that means you are probably at least a cousin and I want to know you.

If you see errors, please let me know. Let's get all these people linked! But PLEASE everyone, use the Edit button on the memorial that needs changing! It takes about 2 minutes to make changes using that button. It can take 1/2 an hour or more to find the memorial you would like changed, if you don't use that button, and often I cannot be sure if I am looking at the correct person even then. In that case I may spend an hour or more looking. That takes away from someone else's time. Be fair!


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Anita J. Roy Downing
RE: Roland Roy
That would be nice. Really appreciate what you are doing.
Added by Anita J. Roy Downing on Jul 01, 2015 7:09 AM
Anita J. Roy Downing
RE: Frederick Joseph Roy
Thank you for doing that. I added his father.
Added by Anita J. Roy Downing on Jun 29, 2015 4:37 PM
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Frederick Joseph Roy
May I ask what your relationship is to Frederick Joseph Roy, buried at Gate of Heaven in Silver Spring, MD, #136337553? He is my uncle. Would love to learn more about his family. Have info on his ancestry.
Added by Anita J. Roy Downing on Jun 29, 2015 8:21 AM
Mabel Lee Walton
Just wanted to let you know that the memorial for Mabel Lee Walton has been enriched with photos and text. Thank you for transferring the memorial to me...
Added by RouteRoots on Jun 24, 2015 7:34 AM
Obit added. Thank you.
Added by Sho on Jun 20, 2015 1:01 PM
Welches - Columbia Gardens
Thanks so much for all the info!
Added by hgs205 on Jun 17, 2015 2:53 PM
Thank you
Your work in Loudoun County, VA is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your great photos and inscription transcriptions.
Added by JSue on Jun 16, 2015 4:33 PM
Photo William P. Minnick
Thanks so much for the photo of the headstone. I do appreciate it.
Added by LadyGenealogy on Jun 16, 2015 1:45 PM
David and John Buck
Thank you so much for the transfer. I really appreciate it!
Added by AndyR on Jun 15, 2015 1:45 PM
RE: Gertrude & Harry Ferry-Gate of Heaven
Thanks Betty. I was at Gate of Heaven over memorial day weekend (my husband is buried there) and they have taken out all the mature trees. I couldn't find ANYTHING. Thanks so much for your help.

Karen Chiantella
Added by TheChewieDog on Jun 15, 2015 10:26 AM
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