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Chris Nelson (#46617359)
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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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jeff nordahl
RE: Ethel Nordahl McKern
Ray Nordahl (my Dad) passed away on Jan. 25, 2017.
He will be buried at Oak Hill on Feb. 15. Guess its too early to locate the grave yet. I just noticed that they have my grandmother their database but do not list all the children. Just the first born. Would have been nice to complete the information there. Maybe I should check back in a while when there are records available. My Dad's sister passed away years ago. Not sure why she is not showing up.


Jeff Nordahl
Added by jeff nordahl on Feb 08, 2017 7:57 PM
Les Ewing
George William Cade Burnett
Hello Chris, Thanks for posting this lovely photo of the Burnett Headstone and grave. I'm researching this families ancestors for a dear old friend of mine and was shocked to find their death so far from home [England] and the information on the headstone suggests to me an accident of some sort as they both died the same day. Do you or anyone know of online old papers in Hong Kong where I can get to the bottom of this question?

Some one cared enough to put up a lovely headstone in their honour.That's a mystery in itself. Did they have family there? Hmmm ...
Thanks again Chris.

*** Nice of you to do this for others who are searching and wondering.
Added by Les Ewing on Jan 23, 2017 2:26 PM
Dixie Manes-Jones-Hitchler
Manes Family Tree
Chris! I think I found you! Remember me, I live in Denver, CO and you found me years ago doing Family Tree research. My Great- Grandfather was Edward Manes and I just found this on I put my research aside for happens...and was copying something for another family member and wanted to contact you and misplaced your email.

Please let me know how to contact you direct. Thanks Chris! Good to see your name!

Dixie (Manes) Jones-Hitchler
Added by Dixie Manes-Jones-Hitchle... on Jan 15, 2017 1:18 PM
Paul Harmon Charlton
Would you please transfer his memorial over to me. He is my husband's uncle.
Added by Laurie on Jan 14, 2017 4:48 PM
Lilian Collins
Wilfred Charles Bishop
I was delighted to find your pictures of my brothers grave. He was doing his national service when he died. He was driving a lorry that overturned and trapped him under the steering wheel and died of his injuries 10 days later. Many thanks
Lilian Collins
Added by Lilian Collins on Jan 02, 2017 2:02 PM
Clarke Cover
Captain Joseph Leigh - Calcutta
hris, u didn't happen to find a Captain Joseph Leigh of the East India Company 1776-1822 and his wife Sophia Lavinia (Bowyer Atkins) Leigh. They died at Fort William?
Added by Clarke Cover on Dec 28, 2016 8:57 AM
Packers Fan
Chiang Ching-kuo
Are the late Taiwane Pres' remains still at the Touliao Mausoleum in Daxi Township?

I have heard they were originally trying to have him buried at the Wuzhi Mountain Military Cemetery, but so far, the still political heated issues
Added by Packers Fan on Dec 06, 2016 2:26 PM
RE: Happy Valley Cemetery HK
regarding Harry Bradford

thank you for your message Chris, I have been away for some weeks and have just returned home. many thanks for checking again, good to hear the poor chap does have a grave ! Would appreciate your transferring the memorial to me if that is possible.

Best regards, Yvonne
Added by Vonderene on Oct 31, 2016 2:55 AM
Val Campbell
William Crosby Loxley, Memorial# 171473666
Thank you so much for posting grave photos for my great uncle, William Crosby Loxley (Memorial# 171473666), who died as an infant.

Would you please transfer his memorial to me?

Thank you!

Val :)
Added by Val Campbell on Oct 18, 2016 6:49 PM
RE: St. Michael's Cemetery, Hong Kong
Thanks for the offer and your previous effort.

It's a long way to go for me. The only time I ever got to that side of the world was a consulting trip I took about 20 years ago to Taiwan.

Added by WKA on Oct 15, 2016 4:24 AM
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