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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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Walter Harris photo
I would like a non-watermark photo of Walter Harris grave marker/stone. I am a direct descendant (7th grandfather (?)) and only wanting to add the photo to my genealogy software and documentation - not for publication.

My email address is:
Added by SCG on Oct 22, 2017 3:07 PM
Marjorie Kilborn Putnam
I am requesting your permission to add the photo you took to her page in my Ancestry tree. For your ease of reference, the photo is on Memorial# 128188163.
Added by AnitaKilburnPowers on Jun 15, 2017 10:27 AM
Marjorie Kilborn Putnam
Thank you for taking the time to photograph and post a photo of her gravestone!
Added by AnitaKilburnPowers on Jun 15, 2017 10:24 AM
Martha A Church Colburn
Thank you for taking the time to get the photos
Added by hillbillywitch on Jun 07, 2017 6:03 AM
Linda E. Long
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 77775990
Thank you for the welcome to Find-A-Grave. I have used the website for several years now, but have not joined because I'm not in a position to volunteer and donate photos as I am disabled and pretty much home bound. I am so grateful to all the volunteers who do get out to the cemeteries and share their photos. It enables me to enrich my family history by knowing where my ancestors' final resting places are and being able to see those places. Thank you so much for what you do. And thank you for allowing me to use your photos in my tree.
Added by Linda E. Long on May 30, 2017 11:20 PM
Linda E. Long
Photo Permission Request
I am requesting permission to use your photos of Peter Adams and his wife, Priscilla Warren Adams Headstones in my ancestry tree. I will use the phrase "Photo courtesy of brianz190" if allowed permission to use the photos. I always give credit for all photos I add to my tree from Find-A-Grave even if they are not copyrighted. If copyrighted, I always request written permission from the owner first.
Thank you for your attention in this matter. Please respond to my email:

Linda E. Long
Added by Linda E. Long on May 30, 2017 1:25 AM
Zoiya Holland-Tate
RE: James Wadsworth Sprague Memorial# 80781027
Thank you Brian. If he is part of your family then you are a part of mine. I am a Sprague descendant though James W. was not in my direct line but I manage his profile on Wikitree along with many others. Thank you for your permission and beautiful work. If you ever make a trip to Vermont let me know. I'm super interested in the Sprague stones located in Winhall.
Added by Zoiya Holland-Tate on Apr 29, 2017 10:04 PM
Zoiya Holland-Tate
Memorial# 80781027
Hi Brian,
Thank you for your dedication and beautiful work. I was wondering if I may have permission to post the grave stone photo for James Wadsworth Sprague Memorial# 80781027, to his profile on Wikitree with proper credit given of course. If you are not familiar with the site it is a colaberative family tree where the goal is to have one well sourced profile per person for one big family tree where everyone is connected. Thanks,
Zoiya Holland-Tate
Added by Zoiya Holland-Tate on Apr 25, 2017 10:41 AM
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
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