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Chris Nelson (#46617359)
 member for 13 years, 11 months, 19 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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Jason
RE: Your Gladys Aylward picture
Thank you Chris, that's much appreciated.

Jason
Added by Jason on Apr 23, 2016 10:54 AM
Jason
Your Gladys Aylward picture
Hi Chris,

I would like to make a simple laminated jigsaw puzzle from a Gladys Aylward photograph in order to teach her story to some students - the idea being to tell her story in parts, and after each part is told I add another piece of the puzzle until finally her completed image is displayed.

May I copy the image from your 'find a grave' posting to do this please? It's the best image I can find of Gladys on the web.

Kind regards
Jason
Added by Jason on Apr 21, 2016 8:19 AM
Vonderene
RE: Henry (Harry) Bradford
Hi Chris,
Not to my knowledge, his parents were not certainly.
Yvonne
Added by Vonderene on Apr 13, 2016 9:18 AM
Vonderene
Henry Bradford (again)
Sorry Chris, I meant to say that his Naval record says that he died in Hong Kong Hospital.

Yvonne
Added by Vonderene on Apr 13, 2016 4:26 AM
Vonderene
Henry (Harry) Bradford
Thank you for your recent message regarding the above chap (my great grand uncle) who died in 1904. The picture and details were provided by my uncle who travelled to HK back in 1972 and was told that this was Harry's grave. I had long suspected that someone had told him this without any justification as it was such an anonymous little memorial. Harry was in the British Navy and died of Enteric Fever on 28th March 1904 in HK . Is it at all possible to search for his burial or is this too big a task?
Regards, Yvonne
Added by Vonderene on Apr 13, 2016 4:08 AM
Mark Paull
Bangkok Jewish Cemetary
Hello Chris,

You have done such a wonderful job and I thank you very much for all your efforts.

My friend Richard Bookman is buried in the Jewish cemetery in Bangkok.

Do you know how many people (total) are buried in this section?

How many funerals there have been in that location since the 1970's?.

Who exactly maintains the graves?

Is there an email to contact them?

I want to inquire about the maintenance of the graveside and obtaining a picture of it.

Thank you,
Mark Paull
Montreal, Quebec Canada
markpaull56@gmail.com
Added by Mark Paull on Apr 11, 2016 8:21 AM
Susan Thomas
Enders Family
Thank you for posting and managing the Enders family memorials in Sisley Grove Cemetery! And, for helping to connect them to each other.
Added by Susan Thomas on Apr 05, 2016 1:41 PM
Becky1986
Hualien Taiwan
I see that you have Lin's from Taipei City,
Taiwan. Do you ever make it out to Hualien Taiwan? That is where my husband is from, his mother's surname was Lin.
Added by Becky1986 on Apr 05, 2016 8:32 AM
Gene Smith
RE: Clean/Revitalize a Heastone
My brothers & sister twins would have been born sometime in early or mid-1942. I think they were still-born or died during the birth. I donít think they were named. Like my paternal grandmother I was told they were interred at Happy Valley Cemetery after the war.

Thanks for checking on this

Added by Gene Smith on Apr 04, 2016 10:11 PM
Gene Smith
RE: Clean/Revitalize a Heastone
Thanks for your rapid response.

I have another question. Maybe the answer you gave previously is the right place to get this answer:

I was told my older infant brother/sister twins died and were also buried there after the war. I didn't see anything resembling "Smith twins" in the Find-a-Grave index posting.

Where should I inquire about their graves?

Thanks again,

Gene Smith
Added by Gene Smith on Mar 29, 2016 6:57 PM
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