|Amy Levesque (#47156425)|
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Please DO NOT send a request for me to link a memorial to yours if your memorial is "burial unknown". |
I have been doing gene research for about five years and have an extensive tree on Ancestry.com. My kin come mainly from the Northeast, Canada, Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. I am a Maker, a Parker, a Harvey, a Heath and a Kemp. I have extensive roots in Cutler, ME and Merrimack, NH.
I love wandering old places and especially graveyards. One's name may never been written previously or since, one's life never recorded other than the engraving on the stone.
"To gather up the records of the past and present, and faithfully transmit them to the future, is a duty which one generation owes to another." - The Rev Ira C Tyson, Bedford, NH 1885
Many of the memorials I have created are for family members, but once I get to a graveyard I photograph many stones and add them here as well. I am thorough and link memorials when the data is on the stone or if I have uncovered it in my personal research. I do not see these memorials as my property and will gladly transfer non-relatives to anyone with more info, a relationship, or more care. I will gladly and quickly make changes/additions/link relations upon request also.
Please feel free to use my pics without request as you wish. I took them for you! My camera takes awesome pics that I need to shrink in order to upload them to findagrave; if you would like a copy of the better pic emailed to you please ask - it really tickles me to find a pic someone has been looking for.
Many other contributors are playing a numbers game and I think they have lost sight of the purpose: documentation. If you are too busy to make requested changes in order to properly document one's LIFE, if you enter the bare minimum of info when more data is readily available, if it is all about entering one more name, please be gracious when one asks for a transferal of the memorial. Nobody is going to list how many memorials you created on YOUR memorial! 100 thorough, family-linked memorials are better than 126,000 half-assed name listings with death date years - but only in my opinion.
Some folks on FAG are re-creating their family tree here which is JUST SUPER if they know where they are all buried. The problem is that they often add memorials without burial information in order to be able to link other memorials together. I take photos to document a grave, and I search the same cemetery on FAG for the name before creating a new memorial. I do NOT search all of FAG because I know darn well where they are buried - so If I duplicate a memorial that one of you idiots list as "no cemetery" then forgive me for not considering my memorial a duplicate.
That being said, there are many contributors here that truly care that these memorials matter. They spend hours in graveyards and on their computers to ensure that these folks are not forgotten. In their profiles there is no mention of the website rules. All they ask is that we care. I do.
Amy Maker Levesque
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|Barbara McAllaster-Corbin||memorial #98248900|
I can not thank you enough for having done this. Several years ago I searched in vain and to no avail. I am so grateful to have this of my 3rd. Great Grandfathers daughter!!
|Mary Ellen C||Franklin Cemetery|
Thanks for adding the info I sent for the Sinclairs & Stevens Families!
Mary Ellen C
|Livelyankee||James Bradford, South Lyndeborough Cemetery|
The month of death is May, not March. See picture
|Lauren Marie Westgate Hargrave||Wondering if you are alright|
Just checking on you to make sure you are doing okay. I have sent a bunch of changes the past week and haven't seen you online. It makes me a bit concerned because you are always so prompt and efficient. Is everything okay with you and yours?
I wanted to ask you if you might remember the cemetery where you took the picture for Sarah Fogg's grave? I was told Sarah isn't in the cemetery, and I wanted to know if your picture was taken there and they might have the wrong cemetery.
Added by Lisa on Aug 18, 2014 3:41 PM
|Shirley Wilson||Frederick & Anna Bell|
Thank you for this great photo of my ancestors. It is much appreciated. Shirley
|Christopher Brooks||Rufus Houghton|
Updated per your suggestion, thanks!
|jbsweet||Timothy Parker of Old Granary|
Amy, Thank you for Timothy Parker! That helps me complete an extensive research project of Falmouth, MA mariners.
I have a copy of a church record that proves his birth, parents and siblings, and which I could upload to the memorial page. I am wondering - since the creator of the page is "inactive" if that is possible? Thank you.
Added by jbsweet on Jul 31, 2014 4:51 PM
|Rick Weaver||RE: Franklin|
The Franklin Cemetery is pretty big and there are still plenty of monuments to photograph. I'm actually just trying to clear a small portion of my backlog of unposted photos. The Franklin shots I have are all over a year old. I'm down to about 80 images, which means that it will probably take care of 200-250 memorials since very few of them are for individuals - mostly family monuments. Over and above Franklin, I probably have over 10,000 unposted photos. I doubt if I'll be going back any time soon. I can tell you that I've got a LOT of Colby monument photos. If I just posted them and didn't do any SAC's, I'd probably be able to do them all in a few hours. The SAC's take more time than uploading the images.
So, I admire your commitment and your thoroughness to get the whole cemetery done! It's a big job but a job worth doing. I'm doing the same thing with a Catholic/Polish cemetery in Lowell MA. That one's tough - the names make me crazy!
Take Care and keep up the awesome work!
Memorial # 82110243
Do you know if this headstone had a Revolutionary War plaque next to it? Nathaniel, son of Benjamin and Dorothy (White) Whitcomb,fought in the Revolutionary War, died in Lisbon, and had a brother Josiah who was married to Rebecca. So I'm thinking this memorial belongs to him. However, I didn't have a death date, only a birth date; so no strong correlation to prove it.
Added by DKMac on Jul 29, 2014 8:35 PM
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