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Chris Nelson (#46617359)
 member for 12 years, 2 months
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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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Mark McCrady
RE: Ingels graves
You are welcome, Chris, I was happy to do it!
Added by Mark McCrady on Jul 10, 2014 7:06 AM
Leslie Shoebotham
Transfer of two more memorials
Hi Chris,

I apologize for requesting these transfers in a piecemeal fashion. I was also hoping to have you transfer responsibility for my 3G-grandparents' memorials. Their names are: Bartlett Haley Ingles, Sr (#8833876) and Margaret Ann Allison (#8833887). Thank you for making their memorial pages look so nice. I really appreciate it.

Leslie Shoebotham
Added by Leslie Shoebotham on Jul 06, 2014 5:28 PM
Leslie Shoebotham
Transferring of memorials
Hi Chris,

Thank you for doing such a beautiful job on my 2G-grandparents' memorials. I would really appreciate it if you could transfer their memorials over to me. Their names are: Bartlett Haley Ingles, Jr. (#8833899) and Virginia (Langford) Ingles (#8833903). Virginia died very young and Bart remarried two more times. I have been trying to make contributions to those ladies' memorials too, and really want them to be nice. Their names are: Sarah (Lashbrook) Ingles (#8833912) and Adeline Florence (Grist) Ingles (#8833906). If possible, could you transfer those memorials to me as well? Again, thank you so much for your time and attention in caring for my ancestors' memorial pages.

Leslie Shoebotham
Added by Leslie Shoebotham on Jul 06, 2014 5:22 PM
juana manzana
Jesse L Butler
Thanks for transferring my grandfather's memorial. I appreciate it.
Added by juana manzana on Jul 06, 2014 3:00 PM
juana manzana
If you would like to transfer my grandfather Jesse L. Butler #10873717 to me, I would be happy to take over. Thank you. Jean Butler Apple
Added by juana manzana on Jul 05, 2014 3:05 PM
Miller transfers
Thank you so much for transferring my Miller family to me. I appreciate it!! :-) Take care! Julie
Added by ImAGenealogyGirl on Jun 10, 2014 6:12 AM
Amy G
Susan Pritchard
Thank you for transferring the memorial of Susan Pritchard to me! & Thank you for all your hard work photographing and documenting loved ones graves for families to find them!
Added by Amy G on Jun 07, 2014 6:22 AM
Dwayne Hawpe
Lieut Charles Deas
Thanks for taking and posting the photo to his grave.

Dwayne Hawpe
Added by Dwayne Hawpe on Jun 04, 2014 3:53 PM
Mike Sandes
Amelia Lister-Kaye Sandes
Hello Chris

Permission to use your tomb image of this young lady on my website, please.

I have more on her, her husband and others if you are interested.

Anymore Sandes-related stuff?

Kindest regards from Bonnie Scotland

Mike Sandes

Added by Mike Sandes on May 31, 2014 4:18 PM
Time Traveler
RE: Rev Anthony P Hodgins # 100557481
Thank you! Transfer to the correct location has been made.
Added by Time Traveler on May 31, 2014 2:02 PM
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