Sarah Lane

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Find a Grave ID


Pinellas Genealogy Society, located in Largo, Florida, will be undertaking a new inventory and photography of markers, beginning September 2019. I hope to work with PGS on the project.

On a trip to Ireland in 2015, our family randomly stopped in a St. Joseph's Cemetery, in Ballyjamesduff, County Cavan, in hopes of finding ancestors. We missed the one ancestor buried there (only to find his living family—and our cousins—two years later), but I photographed headstones for nearly 100 people. When adding our relative to FindaGrave in 2019 after a second trip to Ireland, and the cemetery, I found there were only three memorials for the cemetery. So the project begins of creating memorial pages for every name I photographed and put St. Joseph's on the map. I hope to go back to Ireland again and finish the photography of St. Joseph's Cemetery.

When making your requests, please include any known family members who may be at the cemetery, and any other helpful information, such as maiden name, nickname, military service. Royal Palm has Veteran, Jewish, Russian and Armenian sections--knowing this specific heritage will help locate your loved ones quicker. With my own family I have found that relatives were buried with parents, inlaws or siblings, and often with no marker.

Thanks to each of you for your words of appreciation and to the kind volunteers who have helped me find my family.

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