Gertrude A. Barber compiled a great many lists of genealogical interest, does anyone know who she was and her story?
My ancestor is alleged to be buried in a 1795 Cemetery in NY. There appears to be no burial register (according to the cemetery owner); however someone transcribed a stone there that suggests it might mark the spot of her burial. Whoever it was that transcribed the stone is unknown, but the transcription was reported ("compiled and copied") by G.A.Barber and that compilation is available at Ancestry.com.
The compilation does not credit the actual person who went to the cemetery, viewed the marker, and wrote out what was observed. Neither is the date of viewing reported. Having been burned before by claims that a person was buried at a specific location based on a marker inscription, I want to understand if G.A. Barber was the person who actually visited the cemetery (because her publication does not specifically say so), which means I need to understand who she was/how she produced her lists.