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Connie Lagasse Russell (#47359327)
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Bio Photo I've been doing Find-a-Grave for a while now and have decided to change my bio a bit.

Here are my thoughts on this stuff.

Relax..enjoy what you're doing otherwise you should stop before you get too far into it. No man is an island and this certainly can't be done alone. Rather than complain about someone's them with it.

TRANSFERS: In most cases I'll transfer any memorial that isn't listed in my family surnames. I transfer on a case by case decision. I don't have issues with the number of generations. If I've transferred a memorial to you, please be sure you can maintain it or make the changes that others request. If for any reason, you can't maintain the memorials I've transferred to you, I'll be more than happy to take it back. ..please don't ask for a transfer of memorials and then become an inactive member, and have all your memorials go stagnant...TRANSFER THEM BACK OR TRANSFER THEM TO SOMEONE WHO CAN MAINTAIN THEM.

PICTURES: If I've taken a picture or attached a document ... please help need to give me credit. I don't need to toot my horn or have it tooted. I've added them to the memorials for everyone to use. If you want to attach a picture to my memorials that are better than mine...please do so. I welcome them, but keep in mind I might use them in if they're in my family tree....thanks again in advance.

EDITS: If there are errors in any of the memorials that I've entered please let me know. I'll be glad to correct them as well as make any changes necessary. PLEASE USE THE EDIT BUTTON.

FLOWERS: PLEASE PLEASE don't use the flower section as a place to add a bio for the memorial...that isn't where it belongs. If I happen to come across one on a memorial that I've created, I will ask you to remove it. I'll gladly add it to the bio...just send me an EDIT. If it isn't deleted in a timely amount of time I will ask to remove it.

DUPLICATES: Duplicates's impossible not to happen. We've all created duplicates. If you've created a duplicate, please don't ignore the courteous request to delete them. I will gladly delete mine. If you don't delete your duplicate within a reasonable amount of time, I will ask to do so.

It's hard for me to understand that these memorials belong to any one person....I believe they belong to "all" of us.

A sincere THANK YOU to all the Find a grave volunteers for all the hard work, help and dedication that you've given me.
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Reta Hicks Hillier bio
Hi! Just thought I'd send you this quick note to let you know a little more information about my Grandmother on my mother side Reta Hicks Hillier, who is one of the profiles you have done on find a grave. Please feel free to add this to her bio if you feel others will find this information helpful in their search for their relatives.
Her actual birth name was Margaret Reta Hunt daughter of Edward Hunt and Margaret Roberts Hunt. When she was three years old her mother died and the children were adopted out to different families. She was adopted by Edgar Hicks. She was born in Jefferson, Coos, NH. This is perhaps how she ended up living in Lancaster, NH. because her adoptive father Edgar Hicks at one time ran the local movie theater, which I believe was located in the Lancaster Town Hall. In later years she worked at Weeks Memorial Hospital taking care of the babies in the nursery. Hope this info is helpful. Keep up the great work Connie! Sincerely, KSP. (Sookie)
Added by sookie on May 02, 2015 4:37 PM
Kelli Ann (Copeland) Wilson
RE: Russell Page
Thank you, Connie, for creating the memorial for him. I loved my Grampa Page, and miss him everyday.

Added by Kelli Ann (Copeland) Wils... on Apr 25, 2015 7:17 PM
Eleanor Morrison Lawson
Morrison, Jones, Hill, and others
Connie I want to personally say thanks for all you have done for others through your work with Find A Grave. You are helping others EVERY DAY.
I thank you and ask God's blessings on you for giving to others so generously. You are helping those of us who can't help themselves. I have been on my genealogy journey since the 80's and am still working. I used to be able to visit cemeteries but can no longer do so. It means so much to me to be able to go on line and SEE the graves of my family. I know you don't mind my copying you photos because of your generous offer. Thanks to you I will have photos to add to my Ancestry and Family Tree Maker family files I am trying to get on Ancestry for my descendants and others to see their heritage.
Again many thanks,
Eleanor Morrison Lawson (
Added by Eleanor Morrison Lawson on Apr 22, 2015 1:05 PM
Shirley Mitchell
Morancy graves in Northumberland
Hi Connie,
I changed Frank's birth year to match the stone because I can't find a birth record for him, but most the other people on that stone are messed up. Their dates don't match their birth and death dates so I have noted that in their bios and decided not to change them to match the stone. All of those dates must have been put there after the fact and gotten wrong.

Added by Shirley Mitchell on Apr 18, 2015 4:06 PM
Marie Labranche Beaulac
Doh. Beats head against wall. I did look at the top of the column, but not under the 2 column story. I had apparently already had her husband's name, got her children's names from the censuses, and the daughters marriages. I guess I will see if they are listed in find a grave. The step children would be Uncle Alec's children.

However, I had once been able to search the Google news archive, then all of a sudden it seemed to be gone, but working with your url, I was able to find it again :)

I really should check out this Ferdinand Beaudoin, and see if he is related on my father's side.
Added by ABeaudoin on Apr 17, 2015 5:53 PM
findagrave Abner Norcott Jr.
Hi Connie,

Sorry about hitting the enter button before. I only wanted to say thanks for connecting Abner Norcott Jr. with Abner Norcott Sr. It is so great to see the whole family together, because they all were so hard to find.

Best wishes,
Dorothy Dreher
Added by dd on Apr 15, 2015 5:56 PM
140316774 & 140316931
John & olive Osgood, Thanks very much for the great photos of their grave markers. Also thank you for identifying the location of Olive's grave, as all I knew was that she was cremated.

Added by rickb on Apr 15, 2015 3:26 PM
Shirley Mitchell
Marie Couture Drouin/Trudeau
Thanks for doing the edits on Marie. I finally found her 2nd husband's death and got him entered in the right cemetery with his 1st wife and kids. Of course I didn't find his data until after I found and made memorials for almost his entire family. lol

I linked him to your memorial for Marie.

Added by Shirley Mitchell on Apr 09, 2015 12:49 PM
In Memory
RE: pictures

Thank you for your kind words about my photos....

You and some others are the backbone of the web site with all the research and tying together that you do.

That is the big job!
Added by In Memory on Mar 31, 2015 8:53 AM
Janelle, Reginald Raynaldo 121515380 Dups
Dear Connie Lagasse Russell,

Thank you for the compliment on my literary prowess. ;-)

I have of course Accepted your enhancement and the several others Pending.

We hopefully will have this Dup wrapped up in a couple of days.

As for Lea, I'm pretty sure I did my usual best effort through my usual resources and was not able to find her either. That being said, my usual search does not include attempting to scour local newspapers up that way, just on-line sites like SSDI, of course Find A Grave and a cursory stroll through the cemetery list of burials in case there was a typo, and I don't have residential access to Ancestry as that is either a pay site or available only at my local library locations, so I haven't checked there. I also can't recall if or how much I checked the US Censuses.

If you have an idea where she passed you might want to 'bite the bullet' and check with the local funeral homes, or spend an afternoon getting bleary-eyed looking at microfilmed newspaper obit sections at the library if you have a DoD.

Shoot, for that matter she might be buried in an unmarked grave beside her husband. Worth a call or a visit on a nice srping day.

The old 'apple doesn't fall far from the tree' theory has come through for me on many an ocassion. Happy hunting.

Oh... sure looks like someone was enjoying the ride to or from her husband's favorite ocean fishing spot. :-)

Always, in Find A Grave brother/sisterhood,
Added by E49 on Mar 27, 2015 12:12 PM
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