|Chris Nelson (#46617359)|
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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.
|BluMoKitty||Rev John Chalmers|
Thank You for the photos and for John's birth, it is appreciated, Regards Blumokitty
|Irene||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.
|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)?
|Deb||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!
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.
|Packers Fan||RE: Park Chung Hee gravesite|
Seoul National Cemetery.
|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 ?
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