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Ian Macaulay (#46974001)
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Ian Macaulay of Ottawa, Canada

Hello, I am recording all "Macaulay" (Macauley, Mcaulay, etc) genealogy.
I would be most interested in any leads, comments, corrections etc.
I would be more than happy to communicate and discuss data. Please feel free to drop me a note


Any and all Macaulay or Mcaulay relation transfers will be gratefully accepted and I will maintain and care for them properly.
If you would like one of my non Macaulay memorials. please ask.

Ian
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Colletta
Thank you
Hi Ian, just wanted to leave a note saying that I appreciate your gentlemanly, kind and sincere communications. You seem to be a real mensch. Shalom. Colletta
Added by Colletta on Sep 09, 2014 7:00 AM
Brett Miller
Field of Mars Cemetery
The Field of Mars Cemetery was proclaimed on 3 December 1887. The name “Field of Mars” was given by Governor Phillip when he granted land to eight first fleet marines in 1792. There are several theories as to the origin of the name - all with military connections. The areas where these grants were are now known as Ermington and Melrose Park. However, the name was later applied to a wider district and in 1804 Governor King set aside 5050 acres as a Field of Mars Common for all the settlers. It was later found to be more than 6000 acres. When the Field of Mars Common was subdivided and privatised, 85 acres 2 roods and 28 perches were set aside as a cemetery. More than half that area was later converted into the Field of Mars Flora and Fauna Reserve. The Macquarie Park Cemetery was also originally part of the Field of Mars Common.
Added by Brett Miller on Sep 08, 2014 7:06 AM
Ric Noble
RE: thank you
No, that was it.
Added by Ric Noble on Sep 06, 2014 7:46 PM
Ric Noble
RE: thank you
Ian:

Found this entry -

The Halifax Advertiser & Sun, Wednesday, May 14, 1862 -
Lawrencetown, Annapolis County, 4th inst., Reuben Macauley, beloved child of Reuben B. and Myriah
Durling.

Ric
Added by Ric Noble on Sep 06, 2014 6:30 PM
Marilyn Coulon Putman
RE: thank you
I'm happy to be of help! I have posted the photograph of the entire stone to both Smith and Harold S. Fuller. The next time I am in the cemetery I'll take close-up photos of the inscriptions for Smith and Harold and add them as well. I noticed that they are not all linked; I am sure that Anne Cady (who made the memorial for Smith) would be happy to transfer that to you so you could make that link. Anne Cady has inventoried and photographed nearly every cemetery in St. Lawrence County. I was looking for nine different people in a fairly small cemetery today; after an hour I'd found two. I felt very lucky! I still have my list, though, and will make a note to get those detail pictures.
Marilyn
Added by Marilyn Coulon Putman on Aug 30, 2014 6:29 PM
Stanley Tykarski
RE: thank you
Yes, I'm still enjoying 'graving'. It's a bonus when I am able to help someone else.
Added by Stanley Tykarski on Aug 27, 2014 5:35 AM
Merrickville
If you care to read it
If you care to read it. I updated my profile with a long winded explanation as to "why" regarding the situation you contacted me about yesterday. This move to update my profile is not a jab at you. It is just an explantion so that hopefully less people get a bee in their bonnet and leave snarky messages for me. You were not the first by the way. It is hard to let them roll off and I found myself less patient with my kids last night as a result. That sucks and I felt terrible when I realized what was causing my lack of patience with them. It is hard for me to let stuff roll off because I care too much about other's feelings. I guess there are worse problems to have.

If people get a bee in their bonnet after reading my revised profile, then they are not deserving of my time and effort. I have no relatives in Alberta at all but I live here now. I am from Ontario. Everything I have done in Alberta, is strictly to help others and because I appreciate what others have done for me in cemeteries that I do not live close enough to visit.

I regularly call the City of Calgary to obtain locations for City run cemetery photo requests. I do this for all the photo requests I see. I don't keep that info all to myself. Instead I submit an edit for the plots of the request and most often other people go get the photos before I do partially because I have updated the plot information. I noticed that before I started doing that, requests would sit there for months. Hopefully my doing that results in less calld for the cemetery staff. I am not in this for the glory. I do it to help. So perhaps next time, when you are having a bad day, think of the person on the other end of your message. Maybe a quick note checking why problem xyz happened instead of leading off with forceful statements. You might make someone's day instead of ruining it just a little.

Say hi to the Ottawa valley. I grew up there and I sure do miss it in summer. The prairie scenery is nice but does not match the Ottawa valley in my opinion.
Added by Merrickville on Aug 26, 2014 8:51 AM
Merrickville
I hope you have a better day
Given the tone of your messages to a total stranger who is just trying to help out, I hope your day improves and you are less angry at strangers on the internet. I hope tomorrow brings you a sunny day and lots of enjoyment doing the things you love best.
Added by Merrickville on Aug 25, 2014 6:44 PM
Merrickville
RE: confused
If you want to keep track of people, use a virtual cemeteries. The reason the requests were closed is because the people who actually want the photo will take the time to get the information. It is impossible to separate those people out from the ones who request and don't actually care about the person. Volunteers are getting kicked out of that cemetery by the management. Volunteers are unable to get the plot locations. For all the cemeteries in Calgary that will give it to us, we spend time calling and don't badger people to get it themselves. If you actually want the photo, call and get the location. There are plenty of us that will take the time to go get it. But we cannot get it by wandering around a 38 acres of flat headstones risking getting kicked out in the process. Wish we could. I really don't know what you mean about losing your record. Your memorial didn't go anywhere and clearly you got an email.
Added by Merrickville on Aug 25, 2014 5:30 PM
Corinne Webb
RE: I added Suzanne
I have added Suzanne's grave marker, and family grave picture to her page. I also put in a request to change the name of the cemetery to Mount Calvary and have her linked with her parents.

I'm so glad I was able to help fit some of the puzzle pieces together. Good luck in your research.

Corinne
Added by Corinne Webb on Aug 19, 2014 6:12 PM
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