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Anne Shurtleff Stevens (#46947920)
 member for 7 years, 4 months, 10 days
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I'm with you whenever you tell my story,
for I am all I have done.
Remember, I will still be here
As long as you hold me in your memory
Remember me.
~~Josh Groban~~

Our findagrave activity stemmed from my love of genealogy, photography and old gravestones, strengthened when we saw the damage one year of weather does to an older stone that cannot stand the test of time well. We believe everyone deserves to be remembered, beyond plain, cold statistics, and document as much as we are able, especially as we travel. This is a wondrous site where the upcoming generations can easily find their history and ancestors. Even after we are gone, our work will remain. Thank you, Findagrave.

We are all simply the guardians of those we have kindly added until their family comes along. I am eager to transfer anyone who is not family to family. People with kind, sincere words make my day.

I take my heritage, 'graving' and documentation very seriously and most respectfully. Accuracy is of the most utmost importance to me, not who 'owns' a memorial. If I have made an error, please, please, let me know, politely. Cooperation is the entire point of this site. I now understand why people leave Findagrave. If you are rude, I will ignore you.

** I spend over half my time on Findagrave JUST sending edits to admin for duplicates, not documenting cemeteries any more. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE double check before you add a historical person from the 1600's or back. Nine times out of ten, they have already been added.

** PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read the FAQ concerning BURIALS UNKNOWN. They are to be used for RECENT deaths only, not your 176th great grandfather whose burial is 'not located yet.'

**If you will not honor an update sent in by another volunteer, you are doing the memorial, AND the hard work of the volunteers a real injustice, not to mention the Findagrave admins who now have to do YOUR WORK. If you don't want to do updates, give your memorials to someone who will, PLEASE.

**Do not use my photos without permission, and ask BEFORE you use them. Simple, reasonable. And, if your pictures are out of focus, too dark to read, taken at night, crooked, or the stone is covered in dirt or weeds, or your finger was in front of the lens, I will place my photo on the memorial. Sorry. Please have the respect to post only decent, well thought out photos.

**USE THE MEMORIAL EDIT/SUGGESTION OPTION ON THE MEMORIAL you want updated for updates requests, transfer requests, general inquiries ANY memorial. I will IGNORE AND DELETE suggestions, requests and updates and inquiries left HERE or in EMAIL, as they are REPEATEDLY, DESPITE THIS stupidly bold NOTICE.
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Amanda A. Yancey
RE: Donald Grow 68593184

Thank you SO much for doing the edits in such a timely manner. I left a note for you on your page before I saw that you had sent me a note. I was surprised to see that you had the time to send me a note. That rarely happens with the edits I request. A few days ago I got a very snarky email from just a question I asked to another memorial keeper. I can't let memorial hoarders get in my way of accuracy, just like you. Accuracy is my number one concern, followed by respect to the departed.

Donald Grow is the son of my 2nd Great Uncle. It is not a super close relationship but for the longest time no one had his actual death date. With so many records opening up everyday on the Internet, I knew I could find it and did find the proof! yeah! I was excited to be able to add it to findagrave and was very fortunate to have you as the creator and manager of the memorial.

Thank you for your time and for ALL you do to continually keep findagrave such an excellent source for all!

♥ Amanda
Saint Louis MO
Added by Amanda A. Yancey on Mar 03, 2015 7:45 AM
Amanda A. Yancey
Thank you!
After quickly processing my requested edits to my great-great uncle's memorial page, I came here to read about the person who is so kind. The ideals that you have posted in your bio are so pure and giving. It is not what I have experienced by all memorial keepers so I wanted to take a moment and tell you 'Thank You' for all the time you have spent walking through cemeteries, learning about photography, and handling good and not-so-good emails. You are a findagrave treasure and I would give you a big hug right now if I could! xoxoxox
Added by Amanda A. Yancey on Mar 03, 2015 7:27 AM
Laura Macias
RE: Loretta Canter 66462667
Yes. She was my grandfather's sister.
Added by Laura Macias on Feb 27, 2015 9:28 AM
Here is a repeat of my thanks that to I have included in my profile.


This goes double to Anne who have been kind enough to transfer TWO memorials that she created to my management.

Thank you Anne, Thank you.
Added by DOUGLAS JOHN SHACKLEY on Feb 24, 2015 11:37 AM
Daisy Fiske
Beautiful photo, many thanks. Lin
Added by Lin on Feb 22, 2015 8:10 AM
Coulterville Cemetery Photos
Anne - Thank you so much for adding all the requested photos at the Coulterville Cemetery. I am fortunate when you claim the requests as I know the photos will be excellent. It will be difficult for me to keep working on a mid-western part of the family tree with the distraction of these new photos. Just last week I was thinking I should plan a trip to Modesto so I could take some cemetery photos that just might have a green background instead of dirt and dried weeds. Once again, many thanks for your numerous contributions to Find A Grave. ~ Nancy
Added by personna on Feb 21, 2015 11:41 PM
re: marilyn lee andrews
thank you for the wonderful photos.
Added by orleans on Feb 21, 2015 11:02 PM
RE: Ryther
Thank you so, so much for the transfer. That is very kind of you.
We do know where the family is buried. As royals they are not in a graveyard, they are inside of churches just like my Gr-Grandparents here. Or under Statues in town squares. So we have to put 'burials unknown'. There is no option for burial inside of church or cathedral. What else can we do? And the nobility goes back for over a thousand years. So, believe me it is a problem for us.
Again, I cannot thank you enough for transferring our family to us. That is so great!

Warmest regards,
Will and Margie
Added by Memerizion on Feb 20, 2015 4:46 PM
RE: Sir William Ryther #113377008
Yes we are related to the Ryther's. We are direct descendants. They are our, I don't know how many times great-grandparents.
And thank you for the update too!

Added by Memerizion on Feb 20, 2015 2:39 PM
RE: Charles Maxwell Sanderson 69856495
Anne, I wasn't going to press for a transfer but I'm honored! Thank You! By the way, was reading your profile and enjoy your integrity - something Find-A-Grave needs more of! Please keep doing a wonderful job. Take care!
Added by Wisterial on Feb 18, 2015 10:15 PM
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