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Chris Nelson (#46617359)
 member for 13 years, 4 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo I love researching cemeteries and strive for accuracy. If you see an error or have additional info you want added, do not hesitate to contact me through Suggest A Correction (not through Messages or E-mail) and I'll be more than happy to make the changes. (Note: Suggest A Correction is accessible through the Edit tab.)

Note that Find A Grave, though a valuable resource for genealogists, is not primarily a genealogical website. Certain highly detailed genealogical data (e.g. census transcriptions) is more suited for sites like Rootsweb.

Some people I have entered are my relatives; most are not. In documenting graves, I contribute to this site's growth and completeness. My goal is often to photograph an entire cemetery, but in large cemeteries this can be a daunting task; in such cases I just randomly photograph markers that catch my eye.

Some have asked why I am doing this. I'm doing this to honor the memories of the dearly departed, to give relatives who live far away the chance to visit the graves of their loved ones online when they can't do so in person, and to assist genealogists by providing information unavailable elsewhere. No disrespect is intended; indeed, I enter the data and post the photos with only the most respectful and honorable of motives.

I live in Taiwan and often travel to places like Hong Kong, Thailand and Malaysia to photograph cemeteries.

To protect the privacy of the living, I do not input pre-need graves, and I remove the names of the living from obituary information I post.

In general, if the stone does not show a birthdate, but instead an age, I do not calculate the birthdate from the age due to varying methods of calculations used, instead leaving the birthdate field blank. I make exceptions for my own direct ancestors and those for whom I can find reliable documentation. I can't stress this enough: If you wish me to add a birthdate to a headstone with only a death date and an age, please tell me HOW YOU KNOW the person's birthdate. Otherwise I will SUMMARILY IGNORE that request! Plus, I can't make links to children or siblings; only to spouses and parents. Such requests WILL BE IGNORED.

And when providing me with cities or towns of birth and/or death in the US, please tell me the county. Thank you!

As for transferring "ownership" of memorials, I am more than happy to do so if you are a relative. But please make the requests reasonable, rather than saying something like "Give me all your Smiths." This is Find A Grave, not Go Fish! :)

Enjoy your graving!
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Time Traveler
Rev Matthew Hugh Kelleher # 109985980
Thanks Chris! I made the correction. I appreciate your help. The biographies for overseas burials from the United States are sometimes vague about burial locations.
Added by Time Traveler on Sep 22, 2015 9:13 AM
Rev John Chalmers
Thank You for the photos and for John's birth, it is appreciated, Regards Blumokitty
Added by BluMoKitty on Sep 19, 2015 1:34 AM
Gertrude Cone FAG#150702754
Chris, what a great surprise after opening my emails today. Thank you so much for Gertrude's grave photos which are so interesting. May I use them on my Ancestry tree, and give you credit, of course?
Irene Find A Grave#46976568
Added by Irene on Sep 15, 2015 12:32 PM
Military Historian
RE: Larger photo?
Many thanks for the 'new' photos.
Added by Military Historian on Aug 20, 2015 10:56 AM
Military Historian
Larger photo?
Chris could I ask if you have a higher resolution version of the photo you added for Samuel Little at Hong Kong Cemetery (# 15267557)?
Added by Military Historian on Aug 20, 2015 5:45 AM
RE: Ane Petra
Very glad to hear the photo helped with your family research :)
Added by Deb on Jul 22, 2015 11:12 AM
Neil Anderson
Tollygunge Cemetary
Hi Chris -

My name is Neil Anderson and I am working on finding the gravesite for my maternal grandfather John Drummond. I have been in contact with the Christian Burial Board and it seems that he is buried in the Tollygunge Cemetery in India. I see that you have posted some photos from this cemetery, and wondering if you came across a vault and headstone for John Drummond while you were there.

His date of death would be November 1952.

If you'd like, I can send you a picture of the headstone from 1952.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Neil Anderson
Added by Neil Anderson on Jun 22, 2015 10:53 AM
Evelyn Evans
Chris: will you please transfer Vera Pearl Evans # 19653574 buried in Sisley Grove Cemetery, Linn Co, IA to me? She was our Aunt.
My # is46929020.
Thank you for your consideration.

Evelyn Evans
Added by Evelyn Evans on Jun 07, 2015 7:56 PM
Packers Fan
RE: Park Chung Hee gravesite
Seoul National Cemetery.
Added by Packers Fan on May 13, 2015 9:45 AM
Packers Fan
Park Chung Hee gravesite
Which one is Park Chung Hee's gravesite ?

Is it one of the vault with the green hill on top ?
Added by Packers Fan on May 12, 2015 10:39 AM
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