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Amy Levesque (#47156425)
 member for 7 years, 10 months, 4 days
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Bio Photo 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 ten 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
Merrimack, NH
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Lauren Marie Westgate Hargrave
Your transfer request
Sorry for the delay Amy, but I have transferred Mary Munsey Sleeper to you per your email. I'v been a little preoccupied with family stuff and my health issues. Let me know if you need anything else. God Bless, Lauren
Added by Lauren Marie Westgate Har... on May 15, 2017 3:16 PM
mommycita
Lovina Slater
Thank you for her headstone photo.
Added by mommycita on May 13, 2017 10:38 PM
J.O.
Michael Henry Murphy Memorial# 81476557
I am curious about this request. I don't see a corresponding entry for this person in the St. Patrick's Cemetery online database. [http://stpatrickcemetery.com/] Are you certain he was interred in Lowell? Is there more you can tell me about how to locate his grave?
Added by J.O. on Apr 26, 2017 3:22 PM
Jacki, Weymouth Massachusetts
John Gill Hall 144756999
Hi Amy. Thanks for the heads up with his spouse. I prob went in looking for his spouse (my cousin) and got disappointed that he was married to somebody, which was wrong all along... lol I got terribly turned around trying to learn the computer files, I'm old, I used to beat feet at the cemeteries. Thank you for the connection that lead my the right way.
Added by Jacki, Weymouth Massachus... on Apr 20, 2017 7:59 AM
Kendall Mellem
One more thing...
If I didn't mention it in our previous round of correspondence, let me say now that I agree totally with your generous philosophy on transferring memorials and, especially, to your not linking to "burial unknown" memorials. Several of my ancestors have been entered as "burial unknowns," and then the memorial maker has requested that I link them. A few others of my ancestors have been allocated to cemeteries that are purely guesswork. Drives me crazy.
Added by Kendall Mellem on Apr 13, 2017 4:34 PM
Kendall Mellem
Enoch Blake, memorial 124524866
Thanks for adding the photo! I'm so glad you are photographing these old stones!
Added by Kendall Mellem on Apr 13, 2017 3:49 PM
Kendall Mellem
Bradbury Green, memorial 124525010
Amy, thank you so very much for your edits and the photograph for Bradbury Green. I'm tickled to learn the dates of his life, which I could not find online or in any of my reference books at the time I created the memorial. Your work is much appreciated. I believe it was you who also photographed a number of graves for my memorials in the Cutler, Maine, Cemetery--a great kindness, as it appears unlikely I'm going to be in New England again any time soon.
Gratefully,
Kendall Mellem
Added by Kendall Mellem on Apr 13, 2017 8:09 AM
debbie
Benjamin Sargent
Thank you for photographing his memorial on behalf of my request. I appreciate your time and effort.
Added by debbie on Apr 12, 2017 9:11 AM
Susan Chestney
Mary L. Casler #139277598 and Cornelia Casler Andrews #139275947
Hi Amy, My name is Susan Chestney and my husband is Peter Chestney, born in Little Falls in 1948. Pete's 3rd great grandmother is Mary L. (Polly) Casler. I know Polly's mom, Cornelia Lovett Carroll is buried in Church Street Cemetery also. The reason I'm writing is to ask if perhaps there's a mistake. I notice that her daughter's tombstone, Cornelia Casler Andrews, Pete's 2nd great on his paternal side is shown on Polly's memorial page and Polly's tombstone is shown on Cornelia's page. Would you please make this correction? If you're not related, I'd be happy to take management of the memorials. Thank you so much for taking these photos and creating the memorials. We tried to find Polly's when I took the pictures of her mom's tombstone but there are just so many Casler's in the cemetery we ran out of time to track her down. Sincerely, Susan
Added by Susan Chestney on Apr 11, 2017 8:32 PM
Ronnie Miller
Lydia Rollins Rowe Memorial# 79846588
Thank you Amy, you rock!

Found a lot of good information on this memorial.

Please continue your fine work in helping others find and connect with family

Onward we travel,

Ronnie
Added by Ronnie Miller on Apr 02, 2017 9:15 PM
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