BJMacDonald

Member for
5 years · 9 months · 18 days
Find A Grave ID
48339339

Bio

I have been involved in genealogy since about 1999. In my travels to find my family, I have collected a lot of tombstone photos and I didn't want my cemetery photos to get dusty on my computer so I started sharing them on my blogs. I use Find A Grave a lot in my own research.

I am an avid blogger of my family history and have several blogs that cover my Mac/McDonald origins and go back in my father's past to his Barclay, Keller, Delano, Spracklin/len, Goss ancestors and on my mother's side Boardman, Brown, Ward, McMurray and Jackson etc.

http://macdonellfamily.wordpress.com/
http://sgossfamily.wordpress.com/
http://barclayspineriver.wordpress.com/
http://boardmanbrown.wordpress.com/

I know it seems like a lot but it works for me.

My BJM's Cemetery Discoveries blog will be removed from the internet (Blogger) probably by the end of this year 2019. It will be made into a PDF and featured on a page at each of the above listed blogs explaining which cemeteries were featured for that specific blog.

Saint Thomas Anglican Cemetery in Belleville was difficult to photograph so many surviving stones were broken, to hard to read. I put as many as I could up of the photos I have taken. I have many I can't read.

On August 4, 2015 I finished inputting names and tombstone photos into the St. Alphonse Roman Catholic Church Cemetery in Chapeau. Not all the photos are of great quality and I am willing to upload and replace them with better photos for this cemetery. I am using the Cemetery publication of St. Alphonse prepared by E. Burns in 2000 as reference for cemetery plots. The cemetery is my no means complete but this is a good start. If you are not a member of Find A Grave but have tombstone photos to add, please leave me a message and we can work something out. Becoming a member of Find A Grave is easy but it does take a little time to learn how to use it.

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