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A Halabuda (#47810019)
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Bio Photo Born in the Capital District of New York and raised in the French Canadian tradition of my ancestors, I married at age 19 to my high school sweetheart and just celebrated our 46 wedding anniversary. My genealogy interests are the following families: Gallipeo/Gallipeau, Benoit, Halabuda, Graber, Flannery, Favreau, Pavelcak. I worked as a West Point researcher for 5 years before retiring in 2009. I raised three children in our Air Force family over a 20 year period. I have made homes in Georgia, California, Illinois, Ohio, New York, the Azores and Iceland (1986). We now call Shawangunk, NY our home.
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Hezekiah Hubbard Hoffman
Thank you so much for the photo of Find A Grave Memorial# 132163616. Your assistance is very much appreciated.

Mike Alsdorf
Added by alsdorf on May 22, 2017 4:16 AM
Yankee Magnolia
RE: Chalk
The rule against chalking is not my rule, but is a Find A Grave rule. When we contribute to the website we agree to abide by their rules. Chalk does not simply wash off or dissolve away. All chalk is abrasive in nature and the very fact that it is rubbed on can scratch or wear the stone. The colorants or pigments included may stain the stone. The various forms of chalk available (e.g. sidewalk chalk) may contain chemicals that react to the materials that compose a marker. When rubbed on the chalk can get into the pits and cracks of the stone and, with a little rain, react with the stone. There are other ways to try to get a good photos without touching the stone. I hope you will reconsider using chalk. Thank you.
Added by Yankee Magnolia on May 20, 2017 5:39 AM
Mary B.
RE: Sponsorship & Management

That would be a great honor.

I live in nearby Connecticut. Abraham is my Great-Great-Great Grandfather. He was a successful farmer. I plan to visit Bruynswick Cemetery in Shawangunk NY soon.

Best wishes!

Mary B. Winfield
Stamford CT
Added by Mary B. on Oct 16, 2016 6:26 PM
Mary B.
Winfield Family
My ancestry goes back to Isaac Winfield and Abraham Brodhead Winfield in Ulster County.

another researcher actually sent me Abraham Brodhead Winfield's ledger from his Shawagunk NY farm and a wonderful 19th century Bible during the summer! I am planning to "loan" the artifacts to the Orange County Historical Society and Ulster County's Historical Society (if one exists).

Added by Mary B. on Oct 16, 2016 11:52 AM
Francine Crowley
RE: Duplicate Record
Thank you for calling this to my attention... I created the record of my 2x great grandfather prior to the duplicate listing however.

Thank you
Added by Francine Crowley on Apr 05, 2016 9:02 PM
RE: #91049524 Benoit
Thanks for the info on how to delete flowers. I have deleted all four.
Added by Lucy on Mar 14, 2016 5:55 PM
RE: #91049524 Benoit
In answer to your question: "Why so many flower tributes?"... I believe that is a question for Find A Grave. Looks like some kind of glitch to me. (I usually add a flower for anyone I've taken a volunteer photo of but only ONE. :) I don't see any indication that I had anything to do with this memorial in the past (although I have been to that cemetery a couple of times). Curious!
Feel free to remove them, if you can find a way.
Added by Lucy on Mar 14, 2016 4:45 PM
RE: Benoit - Odile (Audet)
What is her name? What cemetery? Be more explicit.
Added by John P OCONNOR on Mar 11, 2016 8:53 AM
Susan Seacord Jackson
RE: Mary Wood photo
Can you refresh my memory as to which cemetery and which Mary Wood I found and which one you are looking for? I may have taken other photos at the same cemetery and may have posted the incorrect one. Thanks.
Added by Susan Seacord Jackson on Feb 13, 2016 6:55 AM
RE: 6710513
Yes and what a shame!
Added by PDM on Sep 11, 2015 1:26 PM
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