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Barb OD (#47434609)
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Bio Photo I am interested in entering and linking as many of my family members as possible for the use of future generations.

If I post any information or photos all users are free to make a copy of these and re-post them to other websites. The more information made available the better for future generations.

As another find a grave contributor stated:
Who would hold hostage - under the pretense of copyright - the photo of a grave stone?

I am particularly interested in preserving the information regarding cemeteries in the Eastern Townships of Quebec such as Ste-Agathe, St-Sylvestre, and St-Jacque-de-Leeds, Inverness, St Pierre, St Patrice, St Severin, St Elzear, and Thetford Mines where many of my ancestors are buried after immigrating from Ireland.

I will finish entering information about burials in those cemeteries up thru 1941 using church records in 2016. Please contact me to transfer your ancestors to your management. Given there are more than 18,000 memorials in these locations I cannot manage them all myself.

In June of 2015 I visited and photographed 4 cemeteries in this area (Ste-Agathe, St-Jacques-de-Leeds, St-Pierre-de-Broughton, and Inverness (St-Athanse). Those photos have been posted. Other stones older than June 2015 no longer exist in those cemeteries. This may because of the age of the marker or because the cemetery has recycled the grave and tossed the marker.

If you visit a cemetery in this or any other area, take your camera! and photograph as many stones as you can, even if they are not your relatives and post them for others!

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RE: Perceival Williams
You're most welcome!
Added by dusty_papers on Sep 23, 2016 10:49 AM
Headstone Genealogist
Mount Royal Cemetery Photo Request
Mount Royal Cemetery has 165 acres. The burial plot location must be supplied so a volunteer can go take the photo.

You can get this free information by emailing your request to

The cemetery will email you the location (3-10 working days).

Have the memorial updated with the plot number.

You will have made it possible for the photo to be taken.
Added by Headstone Genealogist on Sep 19, 2016 10:53 PM
Peshek Family, Woodmere Cemetery (Detroit)
Hi. :)

I'm about ready to fulfill your photo requests for the Peshek Family at Woodmere Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan (we've had quite a bit of rain the past few weekends which has really slowed down the grave cleaning).

The following were also buried in the family plot:

Marie E. Peshek
1857 - 1940

Joseph S. Peshek
1878 - 1939

John G. Peshek
1881 - 1968

Mamie K. Peshek
1888 - 1972

Mr. Anthony, Mr. Albert and Mrs. Anne are in this family plot, but their memorials are already in the database, here. Once I post Mr. Albert's stone photo, I'll submit an edit for his dates.

I can supply the photos for the above, once you start their memorials - but it might not be until the weekend (weather permitting).

There's a slight possibility there may be another family member interred. There's an empty space next to Mrs. Mamie w/ no stone. It may be empty or not even the Peshek's family space - the only way to know for sure is through the Office.

Unfortunately, Woodmere has a pretty strict "family only" policy for divulging that kind of information. It may be worth the phone call, just to be sure. I've run across a number of family plots w/ several previously unknown ancestors, simply because there wasn't a stone.

Thanks and Later. :)
Added by Zelda on Sep 19, 2016 9:52 AM
Sherry Harlan
RE: O'Malleys in St Athanase
Well, well a "local"! Again, I really admire your cause, it's a great one. It makes me grit my teeth and think NOT GOOD thoughts about the reusing of old stones and markers. Goodness, what about history. But at least you are actually doing something wonderful about helping to save so much.
And to have a relative that speaks French. Doesn't get much better, short of putting walls around all those wonderful old cemeteries.
I'm really not quite as reactionary as I sound, just crazy about history and all things associated. Well, almost!! And I so hate to see it destroyed for recycling, for goodnes sake.
Good look on the next trip. I'm envious!! You are truly doing something so worth while and SO MUCH FUN.
Added by Sherry Harlan on Sep 08, 2016 4:18 PM
Sherry Harlan
RE: O'Malleys in St Athanase
Sure, I'd be happy to "care for them". Who knows, I might find more of mine lurking in the transfer. I suspect the connections are there. Again, it is so great to have someone doing all this work. I guess you actually go to the cemeteries and check. Wonderful. Wish I was up there to tag along. It really does just thrill me to find connections, especially in Canada. As you can probably tell, I'm new at this and VERY enthusiastic. So fun.
Thanks again, Sherry
Added by Sherry Harlan on Sep 08, 2016 3:41 PM
Ann LaCombe
RE: Althea Davidson
I think you're right about being cousins. I so appreciate all the work you've done in Canada! I would never have found the info on my relatives without your research and documentation. Thank you!
Added by Ann LaCombe on Sep 05, 2016 5:43 PM
Ann LaCombe
RE: Althea Davidson
Thanks for the information. I have removed Cavanaugh from the Maiden name field, and I have messaged the owner of the other entry for her. It looks like that person finds obits and posts them, so those entries end up making a lot of doubles...

The Althea married to Arthur Brown is not the same Althea. My Aunt's first husband died in 1944, and they were still married when he died. That Althea was the daughter of John and Myrtle Cavanaugh of Calais, Me.

Any input is always welcome!
Ann LaCombe
Added by Ann LaCombe on Sep 05, 2016 11:56 AM
K & L
RE: Duplicate memorial
Re: 119831330

I will try to do that thank you.
Added by K & L on Aug 31, 2016 6:29 PM
A Helper
RE: Paul Kennett
Thanks for the correction.
Added by A Helper on Aug 31, 2016 1:38 PM
Thomas Barylski
RE: Angus Cameron
Hi Barb,
I will try and fix stuff when I get a chance. My wife, Margaret Murtagh Barylski, died August 25 from a fall. I was able to find a great Irish casket and also have the remains of her two dogs buried with her. She was too young but the stroke 6 years ago made things unable for her. She was able to celebrate her birthday and 40th wedding anniversary in July.

Added by Thomas Barylski on Aug 31, 2016 12:30 PM
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