Sadly, Carolyn [Lee] Kelly has passed away. Please consider visiting their Find A Grave memorial page and leaving some virtual flowers. Their enthusiasm for cemeteries and willingness to help future generations lives on through their contributions to Find A Grave.
NOTE: Most picts I've done since June 2014 have been done from my car as walking is too much for me and some places are not for the electric wheelchair - so I get what I can - REMEMBER ANY picture is better than no picture, considering how much stones seem to deteriorate today - PLEASE redo these distant picts, so I can remove the bad ones.. TIA (Find A Grave will notify me, that the request has been filled!!)
I started photographing picts w/film camera back in 1998.. mostly of my own ancestors but that quickly went by the wayside when my husband bought me my first digital camera, then came external hard drives, well all you "old timers" for 'Find a Grave' know the rest of the story.. Fresh Air, Exercise, Peace & Quiet for the most part..
I am unable to do much any more and have FINALLY started up loading my picts, very few scans, mostly digital... My folks got me interested in Genealogy back in the late 1940's but didn't get very heavily into it until the early 90's - I've worked my LEE line back to the immigrant in the mid 1600's and have most LEEs(not ALL) lines back to my 1st Generation on this side of the water, up to abt 2001... then when the grandkids were getting too old to hang at the house, I'd pack them and cameras in the car... the older ones helped w/picture taking.. now I'm down to one challenged grandson and me in w/c...
If I add a pict to your Memorial, check to see if I added note. IF I've made mistake (typos happen) in transcribing or if you don't want that extra info, PLEASE let me know and I will remove it ASAP.
I have a lot of photos from the oldest cemeteries - oldest Memorials in my home town of Cumberland, RI, which I am slowly getting onLine, 99% are added now..
IF I post a line you are chasing, let me know and I will willingly/gladly transfer management, IF it is IN a cemetery ALREADY completed.. Please send additional info via the Edit in the upper RIGHT of each persons page, you want info added to. Please include sources AND you will be given credit for all you send that I add for you..
I have met, be it in person or onLine, in my past searching travels (in the LEE, PECK & CARPENTER Genealogy lines & cemetery photos), you know who you are.. Thank you....
A lot of my picts have extended into MA and I would love to thank "Massachusetts Vital Records Project" (ma-vitalrecords.org)(It is Free onLine) by compilers of "Tan Books" and Rehoboth by JN Arnold & translated into computer language by John Slaughter and his helpers along the way.. for allowing me to add VR info to some pages.. great work John for doing all that you have done!
KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN researching your family tree.
Records from mostly before 1900:
1. Mary T. Lincoln, the 'T' usually represents her maiden name, not her middle name initial.
AND Mostly before 1850:
2. Robert Todd Lincoln. The first born son's middle name is usually his mother's maiden name. In this example, Todd is his mother's maiden name.
3. AND Note also - frequently before 1800 - children were named after grandparents 1st, then parents..
I do try to answer SAC's promptly - IF I haven't done your request or inquiry within 2 wks, DO please remind me...
When I send you Locations of certain graves, please add to the page you have put up - IT IS NOT FOR MY BENEFIT BUT FOR THOSE WHO COME LATER.. I already know where these people are, Let's PLEASE help those who follow us...
#2 This Is A Cemetery…
Lives are commemorated
Deaths are recorded
Families are reunited
Memories are made tangible
And love is undisguised.
This is a cemetery.
Communities accord respect,
Families bestow reverence,
Historians seek information
And our heritage is thereby enriched.
Testimonies of devotion, pride and remembrance are carved in stone to pay warm tribute to accomplishments and to the life – not death – of a loved one. The cemetery is homeland for family memorials that are a sustaining source of comfort to the living.
A cemetery is a history of people – a perpetual record of yesterday and a sanctuary of peace and quiet today. A cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering – always.
copyright: Mary Lou Brannon
of Dubuque, Iowa area - circa 2004
1) Remember just about ANY picture is better than no picture.
2) Once you get the genealogy virus/bug, it is very tough to shake it off, there are no known antibiotics to treat this illness ;-)
"Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error." ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero.
lots of great tips & links