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Tim & Grace (#46907821)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogical research since 1984. I retired from the Air Force in 1994. I recently got my Researcher ID Card for Maine Vital Records. I am a member of the Maine Old Cemeteries Association, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and the Buckfield Historical Society. I am also Historian and Past Commander of John D. Long Post #58, American Legion, Buckfield, Maine. I am a son of Donald Mackay Cooper and Ruth Marcelyn Hersey.


I am happy to help with volunteer photos for the Disabled Volunteer Soldiers from all over the country who lived at the Eastern Branch of the Old Soldiers Home who died there and were buried in Togus National Cemetery. I have gotten permission slips to take photos there since 2010. I research the soldiers I take gravestone photos of using my "Togus National Cemetery" family "tree" on to submit information from Togus admission records and use info from my photos to add gravestone tran scrip tions and co ordinates. It takes a while to do this, especially these days with slowdowns on the internet, so I am not able to gravestone photos of all names requested on alphabetical lists.


Lately I have been having difficulty keeping up with edits on findagrave. I have never been a great typist, but I used to be able to type more than ONE WORD PER MINUTE! Like everyone else, I am only human and can make mistakes... but I have caught several edits from novices trying to change correct information to incorrect information. If we don't catch it within 21 days... it gets Accepted automatically. It would be nice if findagrave could add a category for edits "Edits that have been sent to me that were AUTOMATICALLY ACCEPTED"


I am going to have to start cutting back on Findagrave. Unfortunately, the only way to use Findagrave is by using the Internet... and that is getting harder and harder to do as it gets more and more cluttered, and takes longer and longer to do even the simplest things.

Often it cause my computer to "freeze up" so that I have to pull the plug and yank out the battery!

The Klingons have taken over the ship! Time to initiate the "auto-destruct sequence" and beam down to some log cabin somewhere and go back to reading books!

"Live Long and Prosper!" \V/,
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RE: Randall Church
I can add a newspaper mention of Randall as being the oldest man alive in town. The newspaper is from 1878. I also visit his grave from time to time.
Added by jbs300m on Jul 20, 2017 7:30 PM
RE: Editing memorials in cemeteries
Find a grave is new to me, so I don't know how to create or edit memorials. Just trying to post pictures from old albums passed down to me. The lady who created many of my families memorials in the old Cousins Island cemetery told me to go away instead of wanting to make corrections. Are the people who create memorials paid or volunteers? Either way,I wish that J.E. would take more pride in her work.
Added by Susan on Jul 19, 2017 6:39 AM
Gail Kelly
RE: Frank Benjamin Adams
Hi Tim,
Happy to help :)
Added by Gail Kelly on Jul 18, 2017 5:45 PM
RE: Gravestone photos in Metcalf Cemetery in Winthrop
Done! :)
Added by LorenClark on Jul 13, 2017 7:16 AM
Sarah Buck
I'll try to delete he extra pics. My phone died in mid-upload and didn't have the delete feature. But I can probably do it from the full regular site. :)
Added by LorenClark on Jul 12, 2017 3:38 PM
RE: Elvira Groves Brooks
My goal is to put the pictures in this album to good use by updating the cemetery records. It saddens me to see how incomplete the records are at the Cousins Island cemetery. J.E. refused to to discuss updates.
Added by Susan on Jun 28, 2017 6:18 PM
RE: Editing memorials in cemeteries
I did. A full state of Maine seach for Della Groves and only found one. Her birthday does fit with the time period of the album.
Added by Susan on Jun 28, 2017 6:10 PM
RE: Della L. Groves 1884-1900
I have a picture of a young women in an old family album. I am the 5th generation who has owned it. I am trying to update cemetery records in the comments section. Many memorials at the Cousins Island Cemetery were by J.E. I tried to contact her to update the nemorials. She told me to "go away"
Added by Susan on Jun 28, 2017 11:57 AM
Possible picture of Della Groves
Do you know if she lived in Cousins Island, Yarmouth area. I have a photo in an old album of Hill, Groves, Packer, Hsmilton and Talbot of the Cousins Island area?
Added by Susan on Jun 28, 2017 10:54 AM
Matthew McCaffrey
RE: Kathleen Mary (Fadden) Hersey in Hyde Cemetery
I was glad to be able to make this transfer to you. Thanks for your work on Find A Grave.
Added by Matthew McCaffrey on Jun 17, 2017 5:32 AM
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