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I'm an Academic Instructor and Librarian with a MLIS, working on a Doctorate in Education. For the past 16+ years as a on again-off again hobby, I have been working on family genealogy that was started by my mother in the 1970's. Working through old documents and well preserved photos that other family members would have thrown. I was lucky that my mom was an archivist. I have digitally scanned a lot of old photos.

The Macomber family is an old name that starts with two brothers William & John that came to Plymouth in 1628. I have traced my Macomber side of the family back to William Macomber Jr (1645-1711). To access this information I still link everything to my 4G Grandfather Joseph Macomber. The only great grandfather with a stone going back that far, being that all grandparents past Joseph were buried on their respective family farms :( Many Macomber descendants have had no luck in locating these stones, or the family farms.

Yet I still created a memorial for Joseph's father, John Macomber (1734-1802) - buried at his family farm in Dutchesss County, NY

Johns father - William Macomber 1702-1800 Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.

Wiliam's Father - William Macomber 1674-1767 Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.

I have traced my family names back to their places of origin:
Scottish (Lowe), Irish (Marr), English (Macomber), German (Leist & Laun) & French Canadian (Belanger).

MANY of my interments are relatives of mine - please contact me if you see a familiar name - we just may be able to make a connection!

Other Family names:
Bell, Coleman, Easterly, Fitz-Randolph, Furbeck, Ogden.


In 2009 I was working on a project for Redlands Historical Society. That volunteer work can be seen through this virtual cemetery listing. Since that time the volunteers at Hillside Cemetery in Redlands, CA have finished % of the cemetery  Hillside cemetery Redlands, CA. Volunteer for Redlands Historical Society. Project started 1/12/09.

250 posted. 140+ to add. 4/4/2010
:( That computer died but I think the good volunteers at hillside have completed my section, block 5 for me. 7/25/2013

All memorials I have other than those listed in the project for Hillside or Perris Valley are family members either distant or closely related.

“Strong roots build strong characters, strong characters create strong communities, and strong communities build a strong country. And that’s the basis for world peace.” - Historian, Al Cheng

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