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I have been researching my family tree, taking over the work that my dad started many years ago. My dad, the family patriarch, is the keeper of the family genealogy, old family stories/scandals and ancient family pictures. We've had a good time together talking about family history and sharing our discoveries.
Of course, everything is a never ending project. More grave sites of ancestors to find and record. I also try to pay it forward by creating memorials for other people's loved ones along the way, time permitting.
My direct lineal ancestry on my paternal side goes back to my
11th great grandparents, Edward and Mary Bosworth, who sailed from England to Boston, Massachusetts aboard the "Elizabeth Dorcas" in 1634. From there, I descend from their son, Jonathan Bosworth, then from his son Jonathan Bosworth, Jr., who was married to Hannah Howland, daughter of Mayflower passengers John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley.
My grandmother immigrated from County Cavan, Ireland in 1907 and came with her sister through Ellis Island, New York. The rest of their family came soon after, with some moving on to Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
My mother's people were all English, Irish, and Scottish immigrants to New Brunswick, Canada; the Natick/Wellesley, Mass. area; and Upland, Pennsylvania.
Family surnames of interest: Bosworth, Gifford, Woodworth, Potter, Palmer, Wilbor, Wilcox, Bacon, Dixon, Chadwick, Merrihew, Spooner, Taber, Sampson, Tomson, and Bryant. Also, Gilston, McCracken, Waters, Jackson, and Mahood.
I invite & encourage anyone to leave notes and flowers on the memorials here, if you so choose. Thank you!
Find-A-Grave is a fantastic place for memorializing the deceased and helping folks with family history research.
I've met many kind, wonderful people through this activity. It is truly a blessing to collaborate with folks who give so generously and unselfishly of their time and energy, while continually striving to make the Find-A-Grave site a better place for all. Thank you for all your amazing work and caring, positive attitude!
Note: Find-a-Grave Policy ~~
Q.~ Is it acceptable to add a memorial for someone who is still living? (That is a memorial created from "pre-need" information on a grave marker.)
A.~ Please try to avoid it. In general, we do not encourage adding memorials for individuals who are still living. Please do not add pre-need memorials to Find A Grave. Memorials for individuals who are alive will be removed when requested.....
Remember ~~ Memorials here are for the dearly departed,
not the clearly still living!
Major Pet Peeve~~
People who create memorials as "burial unknown" with no cemetery based solely on information gleaned from online obituaries that are marked as "interment private". Then a contributor walks through the cemetery photographing markers and inadvertently creates a duplicate memorial because the departed is not already listed in that cemetery. This has become a big problem on Find-A-Grave and is a huge, huge headache to resolve.
Also on the peeve list~~
Contributors who think that pictures of tree stumps, leaves, weeds, shrubs, feet, camera straps, reflections of legs; plus crooked, warped, lousy angled, fuzzy, off-color, distant, out-dated, ILLEGIBLE headstone pictures are suitable grave photos for a loved one's Find-A-Grave memorial. If your original photo is of poor quality, I will add my photo on the memorial. Sorry. Don't get all offended.
Again, you are not doing the dearly departed or their family members any favors by churning out a crappy, sub-standard product because you can't be bothered to do the job right!
Please explain your relationship in any transfer request! Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) are not required to be transferred according to Find A Grave policies. But, I will likely do transfers outside of guidelines if I have no family attachment to the memorial. Please keep in mind that the original contributor may also be related to the memorial.
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"Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there...I do not sleep. I am the thousand winds that blow... I am the diamond glints on snow... I am the sunlight on ripened grain... I am the gentle Autumn rain. When you waken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush Of gentle birds in circling flight... I am the soft star that shines at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry - I am not there... I did not die."
~~Mary Elizabeth Frye
*.¸¸♥ ¸¸.* Dear Ancestor *.¸¸♥ ¸¸.* *.¸¸♥ ¸¸.*
"Your tombstone stands among the rest;
neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
on polished, marbled stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I'd exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
in flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
one hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
and come to visit you."
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"Peace, Love & Chocolate." Luisa
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Good morning ..I am reaching out to you today to see if you are my cousin..If your dad is Frank then I am correct. Would love to hear from you. Cindy
|Patricia Moore||Herbert Mosher # 48192143|
Please provide a source for the birth date edit you are requesting that I make. I do not make any changes to the original record without first verifying the source. Thank you, Pat
Thank you for the transfers. Much appreciated.
Added by Caryn on May 15, 2017 1:41 PM
|Pennsylvania Lady||Donald Bernier|
|Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter||Grave Photo's|
Thank you for the many grave photo's and for your time. You are appreciated.
|LINDA JOYCE OLDENBORG-SMITH||William Kirby.|
Thanks for the photo Linda
Oh my! Yes, my message was meant for someone else. Thank you for letting me know. Have a nice day!
Added by Colletta on Mar 03, 2017 3:34 PM
|Gary Ovitt||Humphrey B Allen|
Thank you very much for taking the time to take this photograph.
|goose||Church Cemetery photos|
So much more better... Great job graving buddy!
Added by goose on Feb 16, 2017 6:30 PM
|Thomas J Murray||RE: Steven Dunham - Beech Grove Cemetery|
deleted photo as requested
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