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Jay Janell (#48370707)
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Bio Photo I am an arts manager, church musician, and hobby photographer. I enjoy hiking, gardening, and local history. In addition to my home area of north central Massachusetts, I spend time in southwestern New Hampshire and southeastern Vermont.
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 • 101 Memorials Added
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 • 2 Memorials/Week
 • 453 Photos
 • 92 Volunteer Photos Taken
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Gilchrest photos
Thank you for the photos!
Added by cbws887 on Dec 15, 2014 11:25 PM
Stone Family searches
Ran across your name while searching a family member the creator of whose memorial (in Amherst) you have also interacted with. We're missing you here. Perhaps I'll need your help in this genealogy effort of mine, particularly in Cheshire County New Hampshire.
Added by ASGS on Dec 06, 2014 4:30 PM
James Bianco
Old Pleasant St. - Athol
Thank you so much Jay for taking the photos in Old Pleasant St., I tried once to find the cemetery and got lost (I am from Westfield). If you have a chance I would really appreciate if you could give me an idea of the best way to find it as I would very much like to go myself if the weather breaks at all in the near future. Jim
Added by James Bianco on Dec 01, 2014 4:33 AM
RE: Ebenezer Demming
Thanks Jay.
Added by Ryan-O on Nov 27, 2014 9:43 AM
William Kilburn
Thank you for your time and effort to locate and photograph the gravestone!
Added by AnitaP on Nov 24, 2014 6:21 AM
RE: Ebenezer Demming

I've been cleaning up North Orange Cemetery. A contributor made a bunch of entries in Jones Cemetery in Orange thinking it was North Orange Cemetery. So I finally find-a-grave put all those memorials (about 90) in the correct cemetery. But now I have a bunch of duplicates I'm trying to get rid of.

I noticed that you had just created the memorial for Ebenezer Demming last week. I actually already had a memorial set up for him under Damon but I deleted mine because you had the great photo of his stone on yours. Before deleting mine I simply made note of any links on the memorial and I sent them to you. I did not double check any info I was just making links before I deleted my memorial.

I have no problem if you do not link to Anna. There is something definitely wrong with the daughter she has listed. I actually just sent that person a correction to remove Alpeus and Anna as her parents since Anna was dead before she was even born.

Anna very well could be Ebenezer's wife but I have not fully researched it. He did die young. And there is a marriage of a Anna Damon marrying Alpheus Gillet in Massachusetts in 1793 according to That's about as far as I got.

It's up to you. Thanks for writing.


Ryan Amidon
Added by Ryan-O on Nov 23, 2014 10:20 PM
Donald Tuttle
Betsey Wallice and Lydia Cowdrey
Jay, thanks so much for the beautiful pictures of the Wallis's and Cowdreys. I put up quite a few of the memorials in the Ashby Cemetery from a 1937 list, but they are much more complete when a photo is attached.

Thanks again for your good work!

Don Tuttle
Added by Donald Tuttle on Nov 20, 2014 6:22 PM
Jonathan Lawrance
Thank you so very much for fulfilling my photo request. Sincerely appreciate your time, effort and great photography! Many thanks!
Added by ca on Nov 20, 2014 5:17 PM
Arrington Gibson
Hi Jay, Just wanted to say THANK YOU for getting the picture of his grave marker! It's a wonderful picture - so clear - and the fact that you took the time to transcribe it makes it even better. He was my 6th Great Grandfather. It's people like you that make FindaGrave outstanding! John
Added by astroboy on Nov 16, 2014 3:18 PM
Puffer Pix

Thanks SO much for getting the pic of my ancestors memorial.

May I use it in my online family tree?

Thanks again
GGS9 of George Puffer
Added by NCDave on Nov 08, 2014 5:07 PM
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