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Alysia (#46903070)
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Bio Photo I live in Troy, NY, right across from the New Mount Ida Cemetery. Myself, along with some wonderful friends and neighbors adopted this cemetery over the years to try to help clean it up. When I moved to this city six years ago I couldn't believe how much of a mess and run down it was. There was garbage everywhere, stones knocked over and brush growing so high you couldn't even tell where the markers were. Well after these years of our slow volunteer work, you can definitely tell it's a cemetery again. Even the city seems to come mow it now. Also, every spring an Earth Day clean up is held back there.

I have taken a lot of random gravestone photos in some of the cemeteries that are close to where I live here in Troy. I'm hoping it might help others out with locating their long lost family members. Most of my relatives are buried in Ulster and Duchess County NY. If you see a memorial that I have created and would like me to add more information to it, make sure you send me the note by using the edit tab, and then "suggest a correction."

My all time favorite cemetery would have to be the Coleman's Station Burying Ground, a small family cemetery located on my Grandparents farm. As I kid I loved playing around in there, trying to find ghosts (I never did). But as I got older, I really came to appreciate the history of the people that were buried there. I realized how important it was to preserve these stones that were slowly falling apart. This was the first cemetery I photographed for Find a Grave and I know it definitely started this wonderful hobby of mine. Recently a lot of restoration work was done in there, such as repairing the broken gravestones and installing a gorgeous wooden fence. Thank you so much to everyone that was involved with donating their time and money with this project.
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Joseph R.L.Gauthier and Diane M.(Misiuk) Gauthier
Andrew Spinnard, Find A Grave Memorial# 82343231
Hi Alysia,
He is the son of Andrew (Andre) Spenard and Suzanne (Duchaineaux) Spenard. He was born on November 11, 1834 in Ste-Therese, Quebec, Canada and his full name was Andre Martin Spenard, Godparents were Martin Pilion or Filion and Esther Marie Duchaineaux (I do have a copy of baptismal record). He married Mary Edwigis or Yertin in New York. Also, the spelling of his last name was Spinnard, Spinard, and Spenard on different records that I have, and he had one son that I know of.
Added by Joseph R.L.Gauthier and D... on May 01, 2015 10:07 PM
 

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