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I'm a genealogist and historian with a special interest in the families of Williamsburg (including Haydenville), Massachusetts and their ancestors. I live in Williamsburg. By 2004 I had copied the genealogical data from every extant gravestone here, and I keep it on file for ready reference. By mid-2015 I had made sure every person known to be buried here up to then has a FAG memorial and every gravestone has a photo. I have photocopies of all Williamsburg's vital records from 1760-1943 and many other local primary source documents. I'll correspond enthusiastically with anyone researching Williamsburg and Haydenville residents.
I've also done 23 years of research into my own ancestors, many of whom settled in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Amsterdam, Long Island, New Jersey (where I grew up), Maryland and Virginia in the 1600s. They had no connection with Williamsburg. My Weber line came from Germany to upstate NY in the 1850s. I've created a virtual cemetery containing all my direct ancestors for whom FAG memorials exist. I know of hundreds of other direct ancestors whose burial locations have not been discovered, and who therefore have no FAG memorials.
I'm happy to respond to gravestone photo requests in western Hampshire and Franklin Counties and occasionally in eastern Berkshire County. I try to make my gravestone photos more detailed and legible than most. Please ask before appropriating them for your own use. When asked, I'll usually say yes.
I will usually be glad to transfer memorials that I've created for people unrelated or very distantly related to me. Ask!