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"If you don’t know your history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree."~ Michael Crichton

Genealogy is my passion so when I add a memorial I try to find out vital info for that person.

Primary family surnames researching:
Rice and Trainor- County Louth, Ireland, Durham, England to Massachusetts
Marin and Berube- Quebec, Canada, Woonsocket, R.I. to Massachusetts.
Heavner, Mick, and Pritt- West Virginia.

My lifetime geographical area has been Middlesex County and Worcester County, Massachusetts.

I have added memorials from some photographs I have taken, obituaries, death records/certificates found in public records and some cemetery listings and veterans records.

It has also been my pleasure to work with a few wonderful volunteer photographers of graveyards by assiting with researching vital info to identify the memorials they photographed and connect them to their families.
Transfers -Please DO ASK for transfers.
I believe memorials belong to those who loved or know more about them than I. Their memorial will be better honored with your personal knowledge of them.
Will only refuse those I am related to.

Edits -Welcome corrections, additions and links to family members (not burial unknowns). Please use the edit tab.

Photos -My photos of GRAVES ONLY may be copied without asking my permission. Consider permission granted. I took them for you and anyone interested. Doesn't seem like voluntering to help others if you don't share and allow those that can't get to the grave to use them.
Personal photos, however, I wish to be contacted for permission to copy so consider them copyrighted.

Photo quality varies with light and weather. If you captured a better photo than mine and wish to post it, just let me know so I can delete mine.

Obituaries - Obituaries are copyrighted, so I won't post them but use info from them. I will ignore obituaries sent to me to post.

Census info- there are sites for that. Someone puts it on my memorial it's not honoring me. I'll come back to haunt them. Please don't ask me to add it to others.
Unmarked graves sadden my heart.
An Irish poem that reminds us marking our loved ones final resting places is a special gift.

Scatter me not to the restless winds
Nor toss my ashes to the sea.
Remember now those years gone by
When loving gifts I gave to thee.
Remember now the happy times
The family ties are shared.
Don't leave my resting place unmarked
As though you never cared.
Deny me not one final gift
For all who came to see.
A simple lasting proof that says
I loved and you loved me.

(by D.H.Cramer)

In the event that I become inactive at findagrave for some reason, I would like all memorials I created at Shirley Village Cemetery, Shirley Center Cemetery, Shirley, MA. and North Village Cemetery, Lancaster, MA, to be transferred to findagrave member #48749977. She photographed these cemeteries and I researched them for her. She is the reason these memorials exist at findagrave.


How to Get Great Photos for Findagrave

The Good Cemeterian Headstone Cleaning

Music Video
Dance In The Graveyard

for my quick reference:
linking code
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