Grandma’s Tombstone

Back in this posting from almost two years ago I told about getting a tombstone for my grandmother, Jocelia (Buell) Halsey, eleven years after she died. I bought a tombstone online and had it sent via UPS to the cemetery. The picture on right was from the company that carved the tombstone before they shipped …

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Updates to Find A Grave and Billion Graves

Since Ancestry bought Find A Grave last year, the change that I like best is that they added a list of siblings to each person’s memorial. That only took some minor reprogramming as the siblings were from links that people created when they added children to a parent. My grandfather, Archie Halsey, (click image for …

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Short Followups

In took the book, Hundertjährige Geschichte des Deutschtums von Rochester (1915) by Hermann Pfaefflin to the RootsTech 2013 conference. FamilySearch scanned the book and were going to place a digital copy online. It has been almost a year and it still isn’t online This web page on FamilySearch says there is a digital copy but …

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Tombstone Tuesday: A Tombstone for Grandma

Back in the first week of September I went to Dunkirk, NY to take a photo of the tombstone of my grandmother, Jocelia (Buell) Halsey. She was buried in the Wollowbrook Park Cemetery and as I remember it, she was buried near her sister, Grace, who had died before her. It took a while but …

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Tombstone Tuesday; Martha Ford

I went on a genealogy trip yesterday. I made stops at a few cemeteries and one of those was Maple Lawn Cemetery in Akron, Erie Co., NY. Buried there is my ancestor Mary (Holcomb) Ford. She was born in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn. on 11 Jan. 1756. On 24 Aug. 1772 she was married to …

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