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I grew up in New Hampshire and have been doing genealogy for over 40 years. I started adding cemetery work to my research about 10 years ago. My primary focus is Whipple, Beaman, Clement, Garland in NH and Massachusetts and Huckins, Bridges, and many of the Washington County early families in Maine.

This has been quite a journey of discovery. To me these are not just names in a database nor stones in a cemetery, it is a story, their story. It is the discovery that we do not invent ourselves, we are the continuum of the story. This is why I try to add a bio, connect relationship links and add photos where I can. Although I appreciate the time and effort for someone to walk through a cemetery and take and post photos of many stones, it is much more meaningful for me to try and find out who these people were so that they may be connected to their relatives and to their part in the story.

I have met some wonderful people through FindaGrave, helpful and great to work with. On occasion I have heard a comment that I am a "newbie". On the contrary I have been doing this for 40 years, researching and gathering bio information and families. I have bios and/or connections on almost all of my 3,000+ memorials; that takes time and I have been happy to have a complete entry rather than just names and dates. I have over 5,000 entries left to go. If you are looking for relatives or in geographic locations where I have entered memorials do not hesitate to ask if I may have info as I have several databases of memorials left to post.

I am happy to transfer under the guidelines or if there is a compelling reason. If you are related and I am not, I will transfer no matter how distant your relationship. The photos I post may not be copied without permission.

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