Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Hello Cousins!

I had intended to come out of the shadows and post greetings yesterday, January 1st, but was so busy loading cemetery photos that before I knew it the day had past.

Meanwhile Aline Cormier is creating an index for each cemetery. In the past two days I have uploaded photos for Grande-Digue, St-Antoine-de-Kent ,Adamsville, Collette,Kent Junction, Memramcook East, Rosaireville and Ste-Anne-de-Kent. Posted to my site in November was Barachois, Cap-Pele, Haute Aboujagane, Pre d'En Haut, Rogersville, Scoudouc and Shediac.

A good portion of Bouctouche is done but I am waiting for a new cd to arrive as there
was a snafou while loading that parish. St-Paul de Kent is also on that cd and I will upload that as well.

Previously, we did Barachois, Cap-Pele, Haute Aboujagane, Pre d'En Haut, Shediac and St-Anselme.

My hope, as I am certain is Aline's hope, is that all of this work will serve researchers well. They will not have to wonder if a transcription was done correctly. Rather, they can look at the tombstone photos, they can download the photos to their own computers and use them in their family histories.

Of course, we could not provide this service without a great deal of gratitude to cousins Hector Boudreau and his wife Jeanita (nee LeBlanc) as well Francis LeBlanc. Hector & Jeanita took photos of most of the cemeteries and they plan to continue in the spring. So stay tuned.

Hector & Jeanita also took photos of St-Thomas, Memramcook Cemetery. Ken Breau, archivist at CEA's Moncton U lives in Memramcook and is a member of the historical society - he asked if he could use their photos to do that cemetery for his society so I had him contact Hector and it should be online soon. After we did Pre d'En Haut, Ken also did Pre d'En Haut using some of our photos. For those who do not know, Pre
d'En Haut is in the Memrmacook area.

Please let us know whether or not you believe this to be a good service to offer.

So far, I have loaded approximately 9,000 photos since we began this project in November.

I hope your Christmas was great!

Very best wishes for 2007 - May your lives be filled with unexpected blessings throughout the year!


Cousin Lucie

Lucie LeBlanc Consentino
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