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Noreen Cullen (#47532378)
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Bio Photo Recently, I've been adding photos I find in old high school and college yearbooks to memorials on Find a Grave. Please contact me for the possibility of more photos and information from the yearbook of any photo in which you have an interest.

One quick note: I am happy to transfer the management of pretty much any grave I've added to Find a Grave, other than my immediate family. Please feel welcome to ask!

Genealogy interests have been passed down to me from my great-grandfather and grandfather, who kept a family scrapbook of newspaper articles, obituaries, and events in the family along with some photos from the late 1800s forward. My mother then took over the scrapbook and passed it to me. The Internet has been a huge boon to all of us looking for our ancestors. Yet there is nothing like viewing a death certificate to go back a generation, when parents' names are recorded. Likewise, the photo of gravestones can break through genealogy blocks and have for me several times.

I feel as though we take back our family members when we discover the names of those who preceded us. These connections are precious. I have used the National Geographic's Genographic Project to understand where my earliest ancestors went, which left me at the point in time of 5,500 years ago.

To me, the Genographic Project and genealogy research show that we are all cousins of some level to every human on the planet and that we are each utterly unique individuals.

In short, I love this stuff!
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Richard Arthur Fenner
Hannah Bull
Thanks for the photo, Noreen!
Added by Richard Arthur Fenner on Mar 10, 2017 6:02 PM
Rose Moszer
Thank you Noreen for all your work at Point O'Woods Cemetery. Because of all your work I have found many family members. Someday I hope to wander through the cemeteries of Lyme where so many of my ancestors rest.
Warm regards,
Added by Rose Moszer on Aug 15, 2016 7:44 PM
Rose Moszer
Correction to previous message; should read Henry Champion 1769-1835
Added by Rose Moszer on Aug 15, 2016 10:57 AM
Rose Moszer
Hi Noreen, I'm wondering if this could possibly be the daughter of William & Eunice Miller Champion; Moriah Champion 18011802. You have Eunice and children documented in Point O'Woods. Also wondering if you have found William (1769-1835) there yet.

Warm regards,
Added by Rose Moszer on Aug 15, 2016 10:47 AM
Zephaniah and Hannah Smith gravestone photos
Hello Noreen,

I am researching a book on descendants of Justus and Lois Munn Hickok, which includes Abigail Hicock who married Zephaniah Smith.

I would like permission to use the photos you took of Zephaniah and Abigail's gravestones if I decide to put them in the book. I always credit my sources. I hope to hear from you.

Louise Smith
Added by weezysmith on Jan 31, 2015 3:59 PM
RE: Point o' Woods aka Champion No. 1

You created a memorial with a headstone photo of Daniel S. Champion. He is in Champion #2 per the Hale list. I created a entry for him just to add the Champion #2 cemetery which I will delete when the creator of the original memorial transfers her's to that cemetery. Is he really in #2 which is very close to #1 AKA Point o' Woods or in your cemetery? More to untangle. If you email me at, I can email you the Champion #2 listings that were all added to the Black Hall School House Cemetery.

Added by kewilson on Jan 11, 2015 5:36 PM
RE: Point o' Woods aka Champion No. 1
Will do. Better to straighten out now then have someone else reinvent the wheel later. I just created a Champion Cemetery #2.
Added by kewilson on Jan 11, 2015 5:21 PM
Point o' Woods aka Champion No. 1

I now have a full printout of the Charles R. Hale Connecticut Headstone Inscriptions for Point o' Woods AKA Champion Cemetery No. 1. You have already created memorials for the majority of them. I also obtained printouts of both the Black Hall School House Cemetery and Champion Cemetery No. 2. The map of all the Old Lyme Cemeteries shows the Champion Cemetery No. 2 as very close to Point o' Woods AKA Champion Cemetery No. 1. The Black Hall School House Cemetery is West of both Champion cemeteries and near the Black Hall River. A review of the findagrave listings for the Cemetery listed as Black Hall School House AKA Champion found that the headstones for the Champion Cemetery No. 2 were also added to the
Black Hall School House cemetery. I will set up a cemetery on findagrave for Champion Cemetery No. 2 and get the right memorials transferred.
Added by kewilson on Jan 11, 2015 5:03 PM
RE: Bertha Butler
Hi Noreen,

Thanks for letting me know! I've added the date of death for her.

Added by KC on Nov 15, 2014 6:40 PM
RE: Ada
Yes, They are confusing as are my Darts and Daniels. Certainly many cousin marriages and first cousins are not unusual. Ada and Worthy probably didn't have a lengthy marriage as she died in 1890.I have many other family lines in Old Lyme Waterford, New London and in other towns in New London county. I always enjoy my day trips down there.
Added by kewilson on Oct 31, 2014 8:46 AM
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