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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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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
RE: Charles Boyd Ingles
We looked all through two BC cemetery books and never found anything about Clifford Boyd Ingles in the recorded burials of the Knight Cemetery only Edith Ingles, his second wife.

We went to Rushville which is Schuyler Co. and got a copy of his obit. which states he was buried at Lynn Cemetery (where we posted the picture of both the photo and the obit).

You need to delete the one on Knight Cemetery for Clifford.

Thank you.

Ron & Chris Phipps
Added by R&C on Apr 28, 2015 6:26 PM
Carl Weaver
Bertis Downs Sr.
I made the correction by moving the photo of Bertis Downs Jr. I will get the correct photo of his father on my next trip to the cemetery.
Added by Carl Weaver on Apr 27, 2015 5:56 AM
RE: Charles Boyd Ingles
I will check that book. I assume it is in the library. I didn't know there was such a book. We only take pictures.

Thanks so much for replying.

Take care,

Chris/Ron Phipps
Added by R&C on Apr 26, 2015 10:39 PM
Charles Boyd Ingles
We have been notified that you have a burial listed in Knight Cemetery, Brown Co,Illinois for Charles Boyd Ingles 1891-1953. We also have the same name and dates and also a photo in Lynn Cemetery, Schuyler Co.,Illinois.

Where did you get your information? We are trying to find out where he is buried for this individual.

R @ C
Ron & Chris Phipps
Added by R&C on Apr 24, 2015 6:03 PM
South Park Cemetery, Kolkata
Have you been to this cemetery. I am a journalist and am working on a story on it. My email is Wanted your impressions of this cemetery in case you did got there and what you found unique.
Added by Vaihayasi on Apr 20, 2015 6:35 AM
Virginia Lehne-Hatten
Minnie Gibbs Benville Cemetery
Could you please link my grandmother, Minnie Lewis memorial #6209017 to her father Aaron Swain Gibbs memorial #118866075. Thanks, Virginia Lehne Hatten
Added by Virginia Lehne-Hatten on Apr 13, 2015 12:50 PM
Nathan and Savilla Welton
Chris-you are quick! Thank you so very much for the transfers.
I'm sure our paths will cross again in the future. Thank you so much for all of your conributions to Find A Grave!
Added by Lisa on Apr 09, 2015 8:26 AM
Eric Baker
Hong Kong Cemetery
I see that you have taken many photos in Hong Kong Cemetery although you live in Taiwan. I have a friend who lives in the United Kingdom. He was born in China. His family were British merchants who lived there since the Eighteen Eighties. When the war started he spent four years as a boy in a Japanese internment camp in China. His father is buried in Hong Kong but I do not find anyone with his last name in a Hong Kong cemetery. If I find out the name of the cemetery can you refer me to anyone in Hong Kong who can do some research? It would be much appreciated.

My direct e-mail is

Eric Baker
Durham, North Carolina
Added by Eric Baker on Apr 06, 2015 5:56 AM
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