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Tony M. (#48299134)
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Bio Photo On most occasions when I visit a cemetery I try to photograph entire Compartments & then match detail with map locations etc. Photos are catalogued, and extra details added where possible for other genealogists to pick up and run with the trail. I don't do transfers for the simple reason that I like to maintain the integrity of data.

While some people see this site as a "Headstone Preservation" site others see it as a genealogy information one, but it is definitely not an ancestral tree site. There are other purpose built sites for family trees. After 42 years of family research I prefer the latter view. Genealogists endeavour to help others by contributing to this site, while others seem bent on harassing and undermining those efforts by nitpicking non-important items. For genealogists I believe they value substance over form and while there is a keen balance one must not let form misconstrue the substance.

One does not suffer fools very well, so if you wish to recommend an edit to me, please make it meaningful from a genealogical perspective.

I have a lot of photos and details on graves which I have loaded to this site. That is all I am doing. The photos are there so researchers can find them and use the details.WYSIWYG. I am back in Australia now and so as far as the Brazilian cemetery is concerned I can no longer just pop around and rephotograph any graves. Most photos can be zoomed up for reading. Please don't insult me by taking my photos, doctoring them up to look fancy and then offer them back to me or pass them off as your own. I am happy for people to use my photos but at least give credit where credit is due.

I have yet to load a few thousand photos onto this site and when I get to them that's when I check the headstone against the available data I had previously loaded via Excel template. There is always a time delay (about 2 months) between loading the excel file and then matching with photo - so please understand & be patient as each upload I do contains at a minimum a thousand entries. I do have the photos to match.

Brazil-In regard to the Gamboa cemetery I first loaded the registered burial date and then corrected it to the death date, where possible, once the photo was loaded & info reviewed. Every grave has been photographed and now loaded. The ratio of photos to burials is about 30%. In most cases in Brazil they try to bury people either same or next day so it is possible the burial date to be also the death date! For those who believe everything should be anglicised then think again, as in Brazil many names/memorial comments can be in Portuguese. If the memorial has Portuguese words then that is what goes in the submission.

Melbourne Cemetery-For the Melbourne Cemetery (Parkville) the grounds are laid out in religious compartments & follow the order Religion / Compartment (Alpha)/ Grave Number, e.g RC-Comp F-123.I have loaded RC Sections E, F & currently in Q. Other Sections photographed but not loaded are Sect R, S,T,G, 7AV, 8AV.

Geelong West - I have photographed Presbyterian Section but still to be loaded

I have tried to give as many snippets of information on the deceased as possible so as to provide leads for researchers. I hope my work brings positive results for your research.
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brad stow
RE: Harvey Edmund Chalk

Thank you for the information and the quick response. Just knowing that the original place of burial was Sao Joao Batista Cemetery is a big help. Hopefully I can find somebody nearby to get a photo of the headstone (if it still exists). Thanks again.

Added by brad stow on Feb 08, 2015 2:33 PM
brad stow
Harvey Edmund Chalk
Hi Tony, I was really excited to see the information on Harvey Edmund Chalk. This is my great-grandfather, I've never had very much information on him but know he died while in Brazil. I was hoping if you had a picture of the headstone you could maybe post it. Thanks so much in advance.
Added by brad stow on Feb 07, 2015 8:37 PM
RE: George BARRATT - Plot: M4 H 231
Hi Tony, not a problem at all. I have a copy on the computer, so if you would like it emailed to you, please contact me via my email address at the bottom of my bio page.
Good on you for doing photography out at Melbourne Cemetery. Love that many beautiful monuments, just a shame that many have been lost in time.
Cheers, Sue
Added by SueM on Jan 30, 2015 7:49 PM
Br. Peter Sylvester Collins (nee Peter Patrick Collins)
Tony, thank you very much for adding the photo of our gg uncle Br Peter Sylvester Collins. He was a teacher and much loved son of Irish immigrants. His life story has been past down so while we knew where he was laid to rest we had not seen an image of his headstone. I hope you know the click of your camera has brought much pleasure.

Many Thanks
Mike & Ros
Added by RAB on Jan 28, 2015 1:48 PM
Carolyn Boiston Wheeler
RE: Louisa Pusey Wyatt
Glad it was of use, its nice to be able to connect things up.
Added by Carolyn Boiston Wheeler on Jan 22, 2015 2:05 PM
Carolyn Boiston Wheeler
Louisa Pusey Wyatt
She is mentioned on her father's tombstone
Hyde Geatrell Williams
Flat stone: Mary Jane WILLIAMS wife of H.S. Williams & d. of Richard PUSEY of Jamaica d. 1st Jan. 1862 aged 75.
Hyde Geatrell Williams d. 10 July 1862 aged 76.
Louisa Pusey WYATT dau. d. at Rio 28 Ap. 1864 aged 37.
C-F Note: 1862, July 10. At Huggins College Northfleet Kent. Hyde Greatrell WILLIAMS Esq. late of Kingston Jamaica.
Carolyn Wheeler
Added by Carolyn Boiston Wheeler on Jan 22, 2015 10:33 AM
RE: Cemiterio dos Ingleses Gamboa Brazil
Changes with small edits, posted. I hope you approve.

Celebrate Volunteerism!!!
Added by BobBoston on Jan 20, 2015 2:13 PM
I can't thank you enough for your prompt reply Tony.
Thought the address might give me a clue as to who lived there.
A few years ago I produced a book on my "Hills" family line who ended up in Dover, Kent.
It was a fluke that I found Amelia had married twice in Edinburgh, it being so far from Dover. (Marriage mentioned her father Edward Hills of Dover).
Every now and then I go through new indexes like yours for my books dead ends!
Looks like the mystery of what happened to Amelia remains just that.

Thanks again,
P.S. Would there be a death certificate and if so where would I find it?.
Added by Barbara on Jan 13, 2015 6:02 PM
Thanks again.
Is it possible for me to have the address that was mentioned in the index for James?
Added by Barbara on Jan 13, 2015 5:16 PM
Thank you Tony.
Am hoping to find his wife, Amelia Hills.
I have checked the usual genealogical indexes and don't know if she was in Rio or stayed in the UK.

Don't suppose the info on the page indicates whether James was a Dr in Rio De Janeiro or passing through by ship.

Kind Regards,
Added by Barbara on Jan 12, 2015 10:34 PM
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