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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