Beverly

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I have been doing genealogy for over 40 years. I started adding cemetery work to my research about 20 years ago. My primary focus is Whipple, Beaman, Clement, Garland in NH and Massachusetts and Huckins, Bridges, and many of the Washington County Maine 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.

I have taken over memorials for friends who no longer wish to or can't contribute. I am slowing adding info for those memorial where I took over management. If you are looking for information I have generally added everything I have found.

I am happy to transfer under the guidelines or if there is a compelling reason beyond those limitation. If you are related and I am not, I will transfer no matter how distant your relationship. If you need to contact me I have removed my email from public view, just leave me a "suggest other" on any of my memorials.

The photos I post may not be copied without permission.

UPDATE: In keeping with the 2021 FindaGrave guidelines I will no longer be adding names of possible living relatives or identifying locations from obits. As I come across my previously added memorials I will be deleting such info. In most cases, a search of Newspapers.com or a google name plus obit search can come up with the full obit for those wanting more detailed information. I also leave the name of newspaper and date of publication where I have it.

I also do not add memorials for persons newly departed in the current year in keeping with the new guidelines. Actually I never have added memorials of newly departed unless close relatives out of respect. Also, I generally will not link to burial unknowns unless you have a compelling reason. I have found that many burial unknowns can be found with a little research.

If you are a relative and find something I have left in the bio section which you wish removed, please send an "other suggestion" and I will gladly remove.

Lastly, I have in the past done extensive research on my memorials and continue to do so, however lately I am finding a lot of "grabbers" who take over memorials but do not do research. I also see managers who create memorials from lists adding in the bio, spouse or child of X but doesn't bother to link them even when they themselves have created the spouse memorial. I will no longer be leaving edits for links for these managers who don't care but I will leave the memorial numbers for children, parents etc. in the bios of my memorials and you can easily look them up.

I have been doing genealogy for over 40 years. I started adding cemetery work to my research about 20 years ago. My primary focus is Whipple, Beaman, Clement, Garland in NH and Massachusetts and Huckins, Bridges, and many of the Washington County Maine 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.

I have taken over memorials for friends who no longer wish to or can't contribute. I am slowing adding info for those memorial where I took over management. If you are looking for information I have generally added everything I have found.

I am happy to transfer under the guidelines or if there is a compelling reason beyond those limitation. If you are related and I am not, I will transfer no matter how distant your relationship. If you need to contact me I have removed my email from public view, just leave me a "suggest other" on any of my memorials.

The photos I post may not be copied without permission.

UPDATE: In keeping with the 2021 FindaGrave guidelines I will no longer be adding names of possible living relatives or identifying locations from obits. As I come across my previously added memorials I will be deleting such info. In most cases, a search of Newspapers.com or a google name plus obit search can come up with the full obit for those wanting more detailed information. I also leave the name of newspaper and date of publication where I have it.

I also do not add memorials for persons newly departed in the current year in keeping with the new guidelines. Actually I never have added memorials of newly departed unless close relatives out of respect. Also, I generally will not link to burial unknowns unless you have a compelling reason. I have found that many burial unknowns can be found with a little research.

If you are a relative and find something I have left in the bio section which you wish removed, please send an "other suggestion" and I will gladly remove.

Lastly, I have in the past done extensive research on my memorials and continue to do so, however lately I am finding a lot of "grabbers" who take over memorials but do not do research. I also see managers who create memorials from lists adding in the bio, spouse or child of X but doesn't bother to link them even when they themselves have created the spouse memorial. I will no longer be leaving edits for links for these managers who don't care but I will leave the memorial numbers for children, parents etc. in the bios of my memorials and you can easily look them up.

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