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Susan (#47380827)
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robert breneman
RE: Catherine Murdock
Yes step 1 is to get an enoch pratt library card
2 go online to The enoch pratt website and find the baltimore sun will need to enter you library card number.

Be sure it is the old /archive historical data base not the new one.

Now when you do tour searching it never works to search both last name and first name. Sometimes they are in fifferent order, sometimes they just dont get picked up for some reason. So i always search just last name. You can also search between two years.. So like if i am la oking for my Bagwells, i may search Bagwell between 1860 and 1870.

You can also limit to death notices, marriage records atolladero r check general news. Try and avoid advertisments.. Nothing there.

When you do thise searches you will likely get a lot of hits.. You just have to check each one..
Added by robert breneman on Jul 08, 2016 1:55 PM
robert breneman
RE: Catherine Murdock
Thanks! I first went to Saint Patrick,s cemetary about 20 years ago to get some information on my great great grandfather who is buried there. I went back 10 years ago, saw that the gravestone had been knocked over, and portions of it were eroded away. That is when I realized if someone did not make a record, some day all of the stones would be unreadable. It is not a large graveyard, as cemetaries go, si I went about taking pictures with my canon 5D. It took 2 days, and several weeks to photoshop them and out them online. Then I discovered that the burial records we kept on microfilm at the maryland Hall of records, so i set about transcribing that data and putting it online. That project is still ongoing. I have not finished. But of course it is a part time hobby. Combined with that i search each name online on the Baltimore Sun, and add any additional information I might pick up there. Everyone has a story. What also amazes me is that I have several thousand names already and counting, yet there are only a couple of hundred headstones. Now many of those in St Patricks were poor and likely did not have any. But many likely have been lost as well. Also it is clear to me that there is no way all of those thousand of bodies would fit in the current graveyard. Likely most or perhaps all were left in previous sites and not relocated. Likely they are resting instead underneath roads and buildings. Anyway as with you this is my passion. To save for posterity as much as we can.
Added by robert breneman on Jul 06, 2016 1:52 PM
robert breneman
RE: Catherine Murdock
I made sure to take pictures of every surviving tombstone in that Cemetary. So if you do not see it, it is not there. The cemetary is in terrible shape, so we cannot rule out that it could have been there at one time. Have you checked the Baltimore Sun?
Added by robert breneman on Jul 05, 2016 8:47 PM
RE: Benham
You're very welcome. I'm glad to help.
Added by Graceti on Sep 22, 2015 2:34 PM
Dan Phelan
RE: Maggio Twins
Hi Susan, you are welcome again. I understand about your asking about the twins. Yes, I find this resource extremely valuable. I started hunting for and entering my family. Now I'm locating and photographing monuments of WWII casualties from Maryland.
Added by Dan Phelan on Dec 20, 2014 6:16 AM
Dan Phelan
RE: Maggio Twins
Hi Susan, I looked at your photo entry, and for some reason it is not as clear as mine. I'll load my originals, and you can delete yours.
Added by Dan Phelan on Dec 19, 2014 4:54 PM
Dan Phelan
RE: Maggio Twins
Hi Susan, you are welcome. Unfortunately while loading the pics, I noticed in the background of John J. Maggio's marker photos, there was another Maggio marker that I missed for Peter J., Theodore, and Joseph B. Sorry I didn't get that one. If you zoom in you can see dates, but would be too fuzzy to load on its own.
Dan Phelan

Added by Dan Phelan on Dec 19, 2014 4:33 PM
RE: Bertha Hufnagel
You are very welcome!
Added by Michelle on Nov 25, 2013 6:52 AM
Berta Hufnagel
Next to the markers you photgraphed of her parents I did find a marker that said daughter with no other information. Are you interested in this?
Added by Michelle on Nov 23, 2013 2:29 PM
RE: Holthaus
there were no individual markers at the Breuning site
Added by Michelle on Apr 14, 2013 12:12 PM
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