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Suzanne (#47992853)
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Bio Photo After a few months of lurking on the site I decided to try to fill some photo requests for my town Colonial era cemetery March 2013. Tough to find with no plot. In the oldest part of the cemetery I found 2 rows of gothic brownstones around 2-3:00 pm and decided to photograph all of them. They were difficult to photograph & read with backlight glare.

Finally one morning I couldn't sleep and managed to get out to the cemetery around 8 am and voilą, the sun hits the face of the stone and all is revealed. I had to get there way before 9 am! I finished photographing the 120 stones and by then I was hooked. I might as well do the whole cemetery. Jan 2014 I printed out the Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and added the names I missed. I finished photographing those stones or getting area pics if the stone was no longer there May 2014. Also any modern memorial after 1934.

So the Old Cemetery in East Haven Conn is photographed. See my virtual cemetery of photographic challenges that need a big mirror and a few names I could not find if you want to try your hand at it.

Update: *Old Cemetery in North Haven (Old Center) Started to photograph in 2014. Finished that in April/May 2015 before the many large trees leafed out. Worked off of Hale Cemetery Listing 1933 transcribed by Charles Hale himself. Also had two 1888 inventories to add names. All standing headstones have a photograph or area photos if no longer standing.

*Brandford Center Cemetery, Started to photograph Section A the oldest part of the cemetery, May 2014. Finished Aug 2015 (Hale 1934 list & modern after 1934). Section B, to the left of the road to the office, finished Hale 1934 list July 2016 & some names after 1934. Section C beyond the office a handful of names from the 1934 list I could not find, & don't know the percent of modern memorials photographed.

*Greenlawn Cemetery in East Haven-Hale Cemetery Inscriptions 1934-entered and photographed list by 1-1-16

*Independent New Haven Lodge Memorial in East Haven-photographed.

*Montowese Cemetery in North Haven-aprox. 22 memorials short of photographing all of the 1934 Hale Cemetery Inscriptions.

*East Lawn Cemetery in East Haven-entered all the names listed in Hale Cemetery inscriptions 1934.

Suggest a correction tools I use- whats on the headstone, Family Search for census, Conn State Library collection in Ancestry, especially the Hale Cemetery Inscriptions copied during the 1930's, the Barbour Collection of town vital records, The East Haven Register by Rev. Stephen Dodd pub. 1824, Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus & the local libraries.
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Allan Herschderfer
Thank you!

Thank you so much for the pictures of Gussie and Moses Rosen's headstone. They are my MGGParents.

Allan Herschderfer
Added by Allan Herschderfer on Jul 23, 2017 3:14 PM
rita messer
Sr Rita Hamel
Sister Rita Hamel is a relative of mine. it was great seeing this and also sad. i had tried to contact her before, not knowing that she had passed. thank you for doing this.

i have a question about a memorial note on her page. is that from you about visiting the gravesite and staying at the Sisters of Charity?

who are the three cousins in question?

thank you for your help, take care
Added by rita messer on Jul 19, 2017 2:28 PM
RE: thank you!
Thanks Suzanne!!
Added by Josh on Jul 03, 2017 8:59 PM
thank you!
Dear Suzanne,

Thank you so much for taking the photos I requested at Bikur Cholim Sheveth Achim Cemetery!! Is it ok for me to include the photos on this family website (on profile pages for each of the individuals)?

I am happy to provide any form of attribution that you would like.

Thanks again!

Best regards,
Added by Josh on Jul 03, 2017 12:09 PM
Barbara Samans
James Bishop grave
Hi Suzanne. Appreciate you putting a find a grave for one of my 6th ggf's but there was already one there. See same site :

Created by: Mona Rhone
Record added: Sep 29, 2006

Find A Grave Memorial# 15932213..Since yours is newer you should consider taking yours down. IF you ahve thnigs on yours that are not on the other, you could add them to their site which was put up 9 years prior to yours being put on find a grave. What do you think?

Thanks..Not good to have two sites..please consider

Added by Barbara Samans on Jul 02, 2017 9:30 AM
Benjamin Malishansky (c.1842-1916)
Dear Suzanne,

Thank you so much for photographing Benjamin Malishansky's grave at Bikur Cholim Sheveth Achim Cemetery in East Haven. His Hebrew name (Ben Zion) is much appreciated additional evidence that he was the father of Ida Miller. (The Hebrew on her grave says "daughter of Ben Zion.")

Thanks again and kudos for all you do on FindaGrave!

Added by ChSE5777 on Jun 13, 2017 10:51 AM
anthony butler
RE: Dorothy & Stanley Conway
Thank You So Much!! Did you happen to do Lillian Arpino
Added by anthony butler on May 28, 2017 12:10 PM
Hebrew Free Cemetery and NH Lodge
Thank you for all of the work that you do for all of the cemeteries around NH. But as a board member of Hebrew Burial and Free Loan Association, which manages these two, I greatly thank your efforts in listing and photographing memorials there.
Added by Paul on May 18, 2017 10:37 AM
John Pagini
The Learys
I appreciate all your efforts to find the Learys. Thank you so much!
Added by John Pagini on May 14, 2017 3:17 PM
Dorothy M Wind
Bradleys in East Haven Old Cemetery
I can't believe what you have accomplished in Connecticut cemeteries! I've been printing out my Bradley and Farren ancestors to add to my documentation for the Mayflower Society.

However, amidst all of your wonderful notes, I did find an error on the bio for Lydia Farren Bradley. She was the daughter of John Farren (1800-1864) and Desire Thompson Farren (c. 1804-1889), and not Joseph Dunham Farren and Susan. The mistake is understandable, as you will find Lydia living with her uncle Joseph in the 1850 census. I have some documentation for this, including the Farren genealogy and East Haven church records. If you need them, please email me.

Again, my appreciation for all you have done to help researchers. Do we share some East Haven ancestors? As well as Bradleys and Farrens, I have Thompsons, Hemingways and many others. Hope to hear from you.
Dorothy Wind
Added by Dorothy M Wind on May 09, 2017 8:40 AM
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