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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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Jim O
Memorials Moved for Samuel Myers and Jane Dustin Myers
Greetings from Florida.

Thank you very much for the help on the distinction of Eagle Mills Cemetery and Old Eagle Mill Cemetery.
On rootsweb cemetery index, I was able to find a total of 12 burials at Old Eagle Mill Cemetery and have created the cemetery with the 10 individuals and moved Samuel and Jane from Eagle Mills.

Hope it warms up soon for you.

Jim O'Neill
Added by Jim O on Mar 01, 2015 1:45 PM
crissy
RE: Transfer Request
You're welcome......thank you!
Added by crissy on Feb 12, 2015 9:22 PM
crissy
Transfer Request
Hi Alysia, Could I ask for the transfer of Smith #128729657 & Laraway #128815653. Fondly, Crissy
Added by crissy on Feb 11, 2015 8:29 PM
 

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