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Mary S. (#47572796)
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Bio Photo I am of Acadian (French from what is now Nova Scotia), Irish and Italian ancestry, and my husband is of French-Canadian (Quebec Province) and Eastern European Jewish ancestry.

Our Canadian ancestors came to New England in the late 19th and early 20th century, to work in the mill towns of Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

I LOVE the early New England gravestone art! But my main focus for genealogy is with our Canadian immigrant ancestors.

I welcome any excuse to go puttering around local cemeteries, taking photos, and hope I can continue to add listings and photos here for many years to come.


Many of my photos have GPS tags in the EXIF Data, and I've added that information to some of the memorials. But Find A Grave makes this very cumbersome to do, so I haven't added all of them. ALSO, some of the GPS tags are wrong, because of an intermittent problem with my camera. So, please, before sending an edit to add the GPS tags, look at the location to make sure it makes sense, and isn't located in some swamp a mile away!


I hate having to post this, BUT:

If you want to send me corrections/additions for the memorials I manage, use the Edit Tab on the memorial page. I won't make changes from messages left here.

I put a lot of work into my memorials - I don't just post the minimum FAG requires. Don't tell me that you'll send me your notes on a family and I can update my memorials from them. Send the SACs using the Edit Tab on the individual memorials, if you want me to make changes.

If you want a specific field changed (names, dates, relationships, etc.), use the field edits on the edit tab, not the OTHER choice. I won't make changes to fields from an emailed edit. Find A Grave has made it very easy to make field edits - let's use that system.

I will not post an obituary in its entirety, ever. It's a violation of copyright law, and also risks listing living persons.

And I will NOT link a memorial to an "Unknown Burial" memorial. Come back when you know where that family member is actually buried.

Requests for transfer will be judged on a case by case basis. For example, if you are trying to use Find A Grave as a genealogy site by adding all your "Burial Unknowns," I will not transfer to you. Although a wonderful genealogical resource, Find A Grave is intended as a burial registry and I won't encourage behavior that runs contrary to that.
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Al Wood
RE: Transfer Request
Forgive me for my ignorance. You're right. I am very new at this, but excited to be able to do it, and can't tell you how much I appreciate your help.
Added by Al Wood on Aug 09, 2017 9:09 PM
Al Wood
Transfer Request
Alvin and Rosemary (Hall) Wood are my parents. Alvin is #132357690 and Rosemary is 132357712. I was hoping you'd be kind enough to transfer them to me. Thank you, Al Jr
Added by Al Wood on Aug 09, 2017 8:15 PM
Al Wood
Just a Thank You
I'm a new member just a couple of days. I stumbled across your work work through I found that you had entered information and some grave photos about my parents buried in Fairview Cemetery in Grafton. Alvin and Rosemary Wood. I just wanted to say thank you for your work. Al Jr
Added by Al Wood on Aug 07, 2017 12:42 PM
Ravyn Steele
Lillian Bashaw Morris - 155331963
Hi Mary,

I was wondering if you would transfer Lillian to me. She is my father's mother. You have been wonderful about transferring a few of my other relatives and I thank you for it.

Also, to let you know, Lillian's uncle is buried 4 rows back from Lillian. His name is Alexander Benway and he fought in the Civil War.

Thank you again.

Ravyn Steele
Added by Ravyn Steele on Aug 05, 2017 11:13 PM
Craig Shea
Edmond and Malvina Sareault
Could you please consider transferring Malvina Sareault #97773985 and Edmond Sareault #97425951 to me?

They are my great-grandparents.

Thank you kindly,

Added by Craig Shea on Jul 19, 2017 3:02 PM
Holly Ketonen
Memorial #103266724
Please consider transferring the memorial for Audrey Fitzgerald Gabrielson to me. She was my mother. Thanks.
Added by Holly Ketonen on Jul 08, 2017 1:42 PM
RE: Augustus Legassey parents
Thank you so much, Mary. I am starting to feel some hope that I may actually get to the bottom of this now!
Added by JV919 on Jun 13, 2017 8:13 PM
Augustus Legassey parents
Hello Mary,

I have been researching my family's genealogy, and making a link in the Legassey line beyond Augustus (my maternal 2nd great-grandfather) has been quite problematic. I believe that he was born in Canada prior to moving to the US (where I think he even fought in the Civil War...), but I cannot find any documentation associated with his baptism or birth. The only reference I can find to his parents comes from his wedding records, which reference a "Joseph and Mary Legassey". As Joseph and Mary were exceptionally common names at the time, I have found at least 3 possible options of who his parents could have been - all from Quebec. Your webpage for Augustus & Catherine's gravestone is the one place that goes a step further and states that his mother's maiden name was Lucier, which I believe would mean that his parents were Joseph Edouard Lagace and Marie Reine Lucier. I would love this to be the case, because I have not found evidence to prove that either of the other 2 potential sets of parents are correct either. Might I ask what your source is that links Augustus with Mary Lucier? I found a gravestone for a Marie Lucier Lagace where she is buried along with her son, Jean B Lagace. I assume that this is the same person - but I cannot find any sources to indicate that Augustus and Jean B (Jean Baptiste) are siblings either. I would greatly appreciate any assistance you would be able to provide!
Added by JV919 on Jun 13, 2017 12:16 PM
Joseph Capistron
Hi Mary,

Thank you so much for sending me his DOB. Can you tell me your source? I did a search and couldn't come up with anything. Thank you for your help.
Added by KindredSpirit on May 21, 2017 6:41 AM
jayne compton
RE: 94149861 Violet Booth
Thank you so much, Mary!

I heard there was a fire many years ago in Northbridge and records were lost. (this account was actually from my grandmother who went there back in the 1930's or so to see if she could locate information on her biological family.) Perhaps they told her this as a means of preventing her from searching. It's hard to know.

Thanks again, Mary!
Added by jayne compton on May 04, 2017 7:31 PM
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