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brianz190 (#47157955)
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Bio Photo It bothers me so to see people ruining the integrity of such a valuable tool as "Find A Grave" by posting multiple listings of the same cemetery, cemeteries that don't exist or just guessing that someone might be buried in a given cemetery. I have photographed several hundred cemeteries in Northeastern Conn. Mass. and R.I. and only once did I find a cemetery that wasn't already listed. Even then I researched it and the people entered there for several months before adding it. I have over 400,000 gravestone photos and have photographed many cemeteries in there entirety, I use the "Hale Collection" done in the 1930's as my bible. If your marker request is older than a 1932 death date and not listed in the "Hale" census, you can be 999.9% sure it doesn't exist. If the marker wasn't there then or was unreadable, how can you expect someone to find it now? Being so, I'll no longer fill requests for anyone who abuses the integrity of this site. PLEASE do us both a favor and check with the Hale Collection before entering a request older than 1932 or adding a new cemetery as most likely if its in the Windham, Tolland, New London, or Hartford Counties of Connecticut its already listed, could be just under a different name than you might have. There are some cemeteries that have had name changes or even have several names. Quite a few older cemeteries have even been moved and combined with others. If your still unsure or having a problem, I'll be glad to help you research it. Thank You. The link to the "Hale Collection" is...

USE OF PHOTOS: All photos on Find A Grave are copyright protected and permission is needed for even personal use. Those who strictly prohibit the use of photos for any and all reasons have no place in posting them in a public forum. But I myself have restricted the use of my photos because of a very few who abuse this site and have taken my photos only to post them as there own. This site should be left to we addicted genealogists who believe in helping each other out. After all, were all brothers and sisters through Adam and Eve. Being said; Even though I mark my photos copyright protected, there use for personal reasons is granted as long as there posting to your site meet one of two conditions. My newer photos have the copyright disclaimer already watermarked onto the photo, and although adding "Photo by brianz190" somewhere would be a nice gesture, if its already on the photo, its not needed. But for my older photos where there's no watermark, permission is granted as long as somewhere it credits me ( "Photo by brianz190" )as having taken the picture. I apologize for those few photos I've placed a watermark across the face of the monument, But that was done because I know that's a photo sought after by one of those few abusers. Photos that you will be using for personal use and you will "NOT" be reposting anywhere online/and those you will use for printing are available on request without the watermark. Thank You for understanding.

I have over a quarter million gravestone photographs, Keep that in mind when sending me a message or e mail. Its almost impossible to figure out who your talking about if you don't send me the full name, (and or maiden name) dates of birth and death, cemetery there in, and photo number on my photo if there is one.

"NOTE" Due to the mess "Ancestry" has made in combining cemeteries with like names, I'll no longer be filling requests in the Old Westfield or Westfield Cemeteries, Danielson, Connecticut. Questions or comments about duplicate entries you see in the Westfield Cemetery should be directed to Find A Grave or Ancestry, as they are the ones who combined Old Westfield and Westfield which are two different cemeteries. An Update as of 25 Sep 2015 Old Litchfield and Litchfield Cemeteries in Hampton Connecticut can also be added to the list I'll have nothing to do with from now on. Blame Ancestry for merging two different cemeteries yet again. Thank You
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RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 78675824
Hi Brian,

I want to let you know I sent you a message on Facebook. If you didn't receive it, please let me know. Thanks,
Sandra Bluvias Ashton

And again, thank you...
Added by sashton1 on May 26, 2016 8:32 AM
Locations of graves within cemeteries
Thank you for your beautiful work. I found a picture you took of my 5th great great grandfather, John Litchfield, died 1785, South Cemetery, Brooklyn, Windham, CT. I live in NJ and am planning a 'Cemetery Trip' this summer to visit my ancestors' graves. I would like to know if any (in particular South Cemetery) put out a listing/map of where the graves are. I recently started to list the graves in my family, and the cemetery gives an 'address' for each grave (block/street/lane name) Do the older cemeteries have such documents and if so, do you know how to access them?
I can't thank you enough for doing what I can't. It is very selfless of you.
Thank you for any info you can give.
Sandra A. Photo #100_4416FSE (photo taken 15 Sep 2012)
Added by sashton1 on May 04, 2016 9:15 AM
Missouri Duv
Elizabeth Barstow
Thank you...when my daughter and I traveled to Maine for a Daughters of Union Veteran's of the Civil War Convention, we took the time to stop in Plymouth Rock to visit my daughter's 10th great grandfather's home, William Bradford and on to Lebanon, Connecticut to Hezekiah and Jerusha's graves. I love these old stones and so glad to see they will be preserved by photography.
Added by Missouri Duv on Apr 22, 2016 6:28 PM
Missouri Duv
Elizabeth Newcomb Barstow

May I include the stone picture with my family history...My husband is her 5th great grand nephew I love these old stones and had taken pictures of her parents stone.

Thank you whatever your decision is for posting these treasures
Added by Missouri Duv on Apr 21, 2016 9:02 PM
Catherine ADH
Lieut Ephraim Woodward
Lieut Ephraim Woodward Memorial# 79089223

I am asking for permission to use the gravestone photo giving you credit for the photo.

Ephraim Woodward is my 6th great-grandfather

Thank you Catherine
Added by Catherine ADH on Apr 19, 2016 5:55 PM
Robert Drexler
Edward Sharp
Thank you for adding Edward's Gravestone photo to Find A Grave. You made my day.
Added by Robert Drexler on Apr 16, 2016 4:54 PM
Jeri Milici Mork
Mildred Bugbee
Hi thanks so much for the lovely photo of my Aunts grave, I wanted to know how much we appreciate the quality and that you took the time to take a very clear photo of her gravesite. thanks Jeri Mork
grave # 70029963
Added by Jeri Milici Mork on Apr 09, 2016 1:16 AM
Christian Page
RE: Bathsheba Thayer Sherman
Hi Brianz190,

My (French)book, "L'enquêteur du paranornal au cinéma" (The Paranormal Investigator at the Cinema)came out two weeks ago (in which one I used your picture of Bathsheba Thayer Sherman tombstone). If you gave me a postal address, I would be glad to send you a copy of the book.

Thanks again for your contribution.


Christian Page
Added by Christian Page on Mar 28, 2016 5:49 PM
Christian Page
RE: Bathsheba Thayer Sherman
Thanks... The book will be out around this April (2016).
Added by Christian Page on Jan 03, 2016 4:37 PM
Christian Page
Bathsheba Thayer Sherman
Dear Brian,

my name is Christian Page. I'm a Canadian journalist/author in Montreal (Quebec/CANADA). At the present time, I'm working on an upcoming book (in French) about "Movies based on true stories". Among my selected movies, there's the (2013) movie The Conjuring, based on Perron family (alleged) haunting. For the purpose of this chapter, I would like to enclose the (your) picture of Bathsheba Thayer Sherman tombstone. So, I take the liberty for asking for your authorization to use that picture. I can't offer you any money for that, but I give you my word that the source of the picture will be mentioned and I will send you a copy of the book when it will be out.

Thanking you advance for your kind collaboration.


Christian Page
Added by Christian Page on Jan 03, 2016 11:55 AM
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