Thanks for the prompt GeneaBloggers!  So has someone offered to help you in your genealogy search?  There was one person, very early on in my search for my great grandfather Arthur Nichols.

A man named Ken, in CT, saw a request for information of mine, on a message board.  After a few emails, he offered to go to the cemetery where my grandparents are buried, and take a photo of their headstone for me.  I had never been to the cemetery.  They died when I was young, and my parents didn't want us there for various reasons.  I knew what cemetery they were in, Spring Grove, in Stamford, CT.

Ken not only took a photo of their headstone:

But he also took a photo of Arthur's headstone:

He also took a photo of a headstone that he thought might be related, Milton S. and Mary J. Borsey (which I can't find at the moment), and turns out to be my other great grandparents.  Until these photos arrived in the mail, I had no idea of their names or anything.  He opened up a huge hole in a brick wall for me.  I will forever be grateful to him, for taking the time out of his busy schedule to go hunt them down for me.

I hope that some day I can do the same for someone else.


09/13/2012 5:50pm

Aww! How sweet of Ken to do that for you! Very generous indeed!

Stephanie Nichols Bateman
09/14/2012 1:44pm

Yes, it was huge in my mind and heart!!


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