|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 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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|hamiltonhunt||Florence McIntyre Eckersall|
On the offchance....
You'd posted a picture of John William Eckersall's gravestone in the Western Road Cemetery in Penang. I'm looking for a gravestone for his wife, Florence (McIntyre) Eckersall, who died in May 1906.
Her mother, Jane Alice McIntyre, was buried in the Northam Road Cemetery.
I'm not sure which cemetery she would have been buried in.
|Alison||Earl Gilbert Roesti|
I am slowly adding photos to pages in Mount Pleasant Cemetery and noticed the flowers and message you left on his page, so decided he should be reunited with family
Added by Alison on May 05, 2013 5:18 PM
|ANNESHIRLEY RAJAN||RE: Armenian graves in Singapore|
DEAR CHRIS NELSON, I WAS TRYING TO SPONSOR SOME
GRAVES, WHEN I NOTICED, THAT THE WEBPAGE IS NOT
ISN'T AVAILABLE. GOD THE ALMIGHTY, GOD'S WORKS.
|Narida Doherty||Thank you|
Thank you Chris for adding the photograph of Lauban Cemetery to my Grand Uncle Timothy Josephpeh Ryan's site. It is much appreciated. Hope you are well and happy Narida x
|Joseph A. Chaplow||Name correction & Transfer request|
This is regarding Mahala Lodge Byrnes' memorial. According to the Book titled: A Record of the Decendents of Robert and Elizabeth Lodge (English Quakers) 1682-1903 by William Jacob Lodge, M.D. (a Lodge family genealogist)
Reference #: 696
69(6): Sixth child of Able Lodge and Tacy Bangham - Mahala (23 Dec 1809-31 Aug 1874) married Samuel Byrnes (14 Jul 1801-18 Jan 1878) on 21 Mar 1827.
NOTE: The last name is: BYRNES
Mahala is my 1st cousin 5x removed.
If necessary I can email copies of the book's page to you.
If you would be so kind to transfer this memorial I would carefully manage with myother 89 Lodge memorials.
|Charles640||Amanda F. Greenwell|
My data suggests that Amanda's maiden name was Renfro and she was born 3/3/1813 in Kentucky.
|Debbie J||RE: Sechrest/Secrist|
I'm not sure what you are asking. My pictures are clear to see the dates. Your Francis is not buried in this plot. His son is.
Added by Debbie J on Apr 16, 2013 10:02 PM
|BLC||RE: Lucretia Bassett|
Thanks so much. The photos are great.
Added by BLC on Apr 06, 2013 12:34 PM
|K. Roberts||Your contributor page|
You say it so well that I made a link to your contributor page under my personal policies.
|K. Roberts||RE: Thomas Bolliard|
Need to follow the link under the photo for the photographer. My Cousin will appreciate the Thanks
By the way. Is Florence, Thomas' wife?
Never safe to assume, especially when I had someone offer to connect a brother and sister together because they shared the same surname and gravemarker.
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