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Amy Levesque (#47156425)
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Bio Photo Hi, I'm Amy!

I have been doing gene research for several 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 have 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

I've added a lot to this findagrave database over the years and obviously find it a positive experience, but like anyone, I have a couple of pet peeves. (Rant Warning!) Please DO NOT send a request for me to link a memorial to a "burial unknown". Not gonna happen. Also, I receive edit requests to add a period after the middle initial. Unnecessary. I am happy to enter a full middle name, but not a useless period. Get over it :)

I often request a hundred edits in one day. When I photograph a cemetery, I do TONS of research on each of its inhabitants and send the edits as I find information; dates, locations and links to parents and spouses. I duplicate this data in an Ancestry tree to refer to later, but don't usually send source info, as the new edit feature doesn't have a box for this info; I am happy to provide it upon request, ok?

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.

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.


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
Ctr Barnstead, NH
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Shan Clark
John Francis Richardson #131359402
Hi Amy,
Thank you for the transfer of John's memorial. I have linked him with his parents. I have not ventured much outside Hillsborough County for my Find a Grave memorials. Any chance you might be in the area of Franklin Cemetery any time soon? I hate to let memorials linger without a headstone photo.

I was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashua and came across this very large family plot that included John's parents. About half the family members were created from a list and had incorrect info and no headstone photo. (One of those memorials said "no marker" in the bio section when I was looking at the headstone big as life!) Another third had blurry photos that were hard to read. Few were connected even though there were 4 generations in the plot. What a shame!

I agree so totally with your bio statement! I always am happy when I run across one of your memorials because I can be assured of correct and informative info and (almost always!) a headstone photo.

Best wishes,
Shan Clark in Wilton
Added by Shan Clark on Oct 13, 2017 9:08 AM
David Goodwin
Your photos at Chesley burial ground
Your photos are wonderful. Thank you for making them so much clearer and distinct. I would like to be able to replace the stone for Mary Goodwin Chesley, wife of Henry Chesley. As you know it is badly broken. She is my 3rd great grand aunt. We will see what happens with time.

You did a beautiful job of bringing out the light and shading on the photos. The day I visited the site it was raining and very dark. Not really suitable for good photos.

Thanks again,

David Goodwin
Added by David Goodwin on Oct 10, 2017 8:28 PM
Shan Clark
Clark and Sally Frazier Woodlawn Cemetery
Hi Amy,
You were kind enough to have transferred me the memorials for Clark and Sally some time ago. I recently had the opportunity to visit their grave site, and I took photos. If it would not be too great an imposition I wonder if you could remove your older photos? I can not do that and luckily mine took advantage of the light to get clearer images.

Thank you.
Added by Shan Clark on Oct 08, 2017 3:20 PM
Fred Richardson
Denial of Edit re: David Richardson
Amy - I'm not sure if the message below originated with you or if it is an automated one that you never even saw. I tried to enter David Richardson's (Memorial# 96765307)Father John Richardson(Memorial# 180866263) and the following message came back to me:"This is an automated email letting you know that your recent edit for the David Richardson (1797 - 1869) Find A Grave memorial has been declined.
General reason: No change. The memorial is up to date with submitted edit." As you can see David's Mother Olive is noted and when you go to her memorial her husband and David's Father John is noted. I am just trying to get the link for John to be put in since John is David's Father but apparently Find a Grave sees it differently somehow. Is it possible for you to enter the link? Thanks Fred
Added by Fred Richardson on Oct 04, 2017 6:42 PM
Beverly
Chichester graves
Thanks for all the great pictures of the Mason stones in the Chicester cemeteries. I connected Edmund to Benjamin Mason & Mary as you requested. Had been reluctant to do the full connect as there were duplicates for Benjamin and Mary in different cemeteries but since I see you have the photos in your listings, it made it clear. Cheers, Beverly
Added by Beverly on Sep 21, 2017 10:15 AM
Stan Garrity
RE: Epsom
I haven't been to many cemeteries lately. Thanks for all the great work you do.

Stan
Added by Stan Garrity on Aug 18, 2017 12:21 PM
Lorraine Ellis
Wallace-Brown
I'm so glad you tackled that cemetery. I entered the records last year from Epsom town records, intending to get over there and take pictures, but never got to it. Thanks! I've approved your edits, which I also thank you for.
Added by Lorraine Ellis on Aug 17, 2017 4:31 PM
John H Willey
Pauline Willey Towle
Hi
Thank you for transferring Aunt Pauline, She was the only sister of my Grandfather that I hadn't been able to locate their grave site.
Again THANKS for taking the picture & the transfer.
Regards John John Hyman Willey
Added by John H Willey on Aug 15, 2017 4:21 AM
D. Montgomery
BETSY A. TAYLOR MEMORIAL
HELLO...FIRST...THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR WORK ON THE MANY MEMORIALS YOU HAVE POSTED....
I HAVE A QUESTION ABT THIS PARTICULAR MEMORIAL IN THE SUNNYSIDE CEM. IN NH.....YOU APPARENTLY POSTED A GOOD PHOTO MARKER PHOTO OON YOUR MEMORIAL...THEN FOR SOME ODD REASON... TWO OTHER MEMBERS ALSO FELT THE NEED TO ADD TWO SEPARATE ADDITIONAL PHOTOS OF THE SAME HEADSTONE.
IT DOES DETRACT FROM YOUR GOOD WORK TO HAVE THESE THREE PHOTOS THERE...PERHAPS YOU COULD REQUEST THE OTHER TWO MEMBERS REMOVE THEIR PHOTOS. IT SEEMS VERY PUSHY AND INCONSIDERATE OF THEM TO DROP DUPLICATES ON AN EXISTING MEMORIAL...????
THANK YOU AGAIN.
D. MONTGOMERY
Added by D. Montgomery on Aug 13, 2017 4:57 PM
Farm Girl from Mo.
Sorry about the confusion.
Sorry about the confusion I cause with my earlier message. I did check and did see where James Vose and his two sons, also named James Vose, all shared the same gravestone in the same cemetery. As far as the incorrect memorial numbers I sometimes type my messages in the early hours of the morning, like I am doing today, or late in the evening and occasionally hit the wrong key when it comes to numerals. Again I am sorry for my error & the confusion I caused.
Added by Farm Girl from Mo. on Aug 04, 2017 5:34 AM
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