|Amy Levesque (#47156425)|
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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 five 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
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|Christopher Hapgood Brooks||Your Contributor comments|
"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."
If you find yourself planning another Sunny Side visit in the spring, give me a holler. Would love to meet.
|Valerie Neal||RE: John Brennan Zyla|
I will just delete mine and add the headstone photos to yours.
|Valerie Neal||RE: John Brennan Zyla|
He does have a headstone. I miss spoke. Do you know how to merge a memorial?
|Valerie Neal||John Brennan Zyla|
I just wanted to let you know he is buried at Shirley Hill. I was unable to find a headstone or a marker, but records show he was buried there.
|wgcovill||Effie Adeline Heath|
Dear Amy Levesque: Thank you very much for helping me connect up the Heaths of Pittsburg with my great Aunt Effie, who died of Tuberculosis in 1902. Although I haven't yet found the "L" in Fred L. Heath, her husband.
I'm convinced that Effie was born in (1878), and not 1877 or 1879; at least on page 25, 34, and 38, which was discussed in Warren Covill's Civil War Widows & Minors Pensions. Most of the time they use 1878, because of the timing problem between siblings.
Compare: #6. My grandfather Grant Jonah Covill was born Dec. 1, 1876 (as fact); #7. Effie - July 11, (1878); #8. Napoleon (my great Uncle Pollie) Ellsworth Covill - Feb. 12, 1880. They addressed this problem. They decided that 1877 and 1879 were equally impossible, for the same reason. So, I have to go with (1878), despite what other records may say. The Pension Records do not say where the children were born, but I've seen 1 record that says Effie was born in Stewartstown.
I don't know if I buy that. In the family, we thought that all 14 children were born on Covell Mountain, north of First Connecticut Lake above Round Pond, where Warren cleared land and built his house soon after the Civil War. I believe that his father Timothy helped him. Today, that's all private land and fenced off. But now we could be wrong on where some of the children were born. The same Pension Records gave me Margaret Covill's middle name: Myrtle (they called her "Myrtie"), which I had been looking for for years.
I will put in an official request to change the year of birth for Effie. Thanks again.
Added by wgcovill on Sep 07, 2016 9:35 AM
|David Goodwin||Samuel Goodwin Rand Cemetery|
Just wanted to say "great job!" on the photo of Samuel's memorial at Rand Cemetery. Thank you for all you do.
|Connie Lagasse Russell||Additional Bios|
Hi Amy...just wanted to let you know that I've just obtained a book on NH Notables and I've noticed that you have memorials on quite a few of them. I'll send you bios on them asap as well as edits and their picture. There are quite a few of them so it will take a while to compile them...just though you'd want to know before I start.
|Charlene Crosthwaite||Charles Gould|
The Charles Gould that you have as a sibling for Charles Reed Gould, is actually Charles Reed Gould's son.
Charles R. Gould, MD was married to Mary Stowe Dunbar. They had a daughter, Anna May Gould b. 2 Dec. 1868 and then a set of twin sons, Harry and Charles b. 23 February 1873. Charles died 22 January 1878. Charles R. Gould, MD and his first wife, Mary, got divorced.
I have been researching for over 20 years and these people are my husband's relatives.
Katherine is Charles 2nd wife and they married in New York.
|Bill and April||Myra Ethel (Pike) MacKenzie|
Hi Amy, It looks like there are duplicate memorials at Franklin Cemetery for this individual, #131358674 and #131359180. Could you merge these two? Let me know how I can help. Bill
|Mark Peebles||RE: David Houston|
I see what you mean. Thanks i sent a message.
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