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Gregory Kimm (#48361471)
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Bio Photo I am an avid genealogist, with 40+ years of experience in genealogy and family history. As the descendant of pioneer Chinese immigrants to this country, I have a special interest in Chinese genealogy. I have studied Chinese history, religion, and language and have a familiarity with Chinese cemeteries, headstones, and burial rites. Feel free to contact me if I may be of assistance with the translation of headstone inscriptions or other related matters.

After much research and experimentation, I discovered that there is really only one way to remove very stubborn water stains that can mar the appearance of flat grave markers in particular. These stubborn and unsightly water stains can be removed with a razor blade inserted into a hand-held metal scraper. Removing the water stains is not easy; it requires time and patience, as well as some physical exertion while on one's hands and knees (I recommend the use of something soft to place on the ground while working, gloves, and something to shield you from the sun). But this method really works. Once the stain is gone, you can use products to polish and maintain the sheen of the stone. For before-and after photos, see this memorial for my granduncle: 95425053 (Benjamin Ng Kim).
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Tracy Anne
Shue Lee Memorial in Saskatchewan
Thank you very much for your translation assistance. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by Tracy Anne on Sep 09, 2016 7:20 AM
R and J
Chinese burials in Victoria, Australia
Thank you Gregory for your tranlations of headstones at Chiltern and Wangaratta cemeteries. It means a lot to me to give names to the people buried there.

Added by R and J on Jul 31, 2016 10:15 PM
Lin Wei Chen

Thank you SO MUCH for the translation and edits for this marker! Bless You for taking the time to do this. It is GREATLY appreciated! :)
Added by Elizabeth on Jul 14, 2016 12:47 PM
M Wright
Campbell James and Ruby
Thank you for your time and expertise. The pictures are great. Means a lot to see them.
Added by M Wright on Apr 02, 2016 6:39 PM
Martha Shanahan
Thank you for getting the nice photos of the Goodrich stones. Your volunteer time is very much appreciated.
Added by Martha Shanahan on Apr 01, 2016 5:21 PM
Peggy Stockton Davis
Miller Headstone Photos
Thank you so much for the photos!!!
Added by Peggy Stockton Davis on Apr 01, 2016 7:35 AM
Belinda Graupman
Patricia O Ojeda
Thank you for taking this picture of my moms headstone...I really appreciate it....

Added by Belinda Graupman on Mar 31, 2016 7:49 PM
Concordia Ranger
Concordia Chinese
Once again, thank you very much for the translations and transcriptions.
Added by Concordia Ranger on Aug 15, 2015 7:54 AM
Dorene Loveall
Edward Keener
Thank you for taking this photo. I appreciate it very much.
Added by Dorene Loveall on Aug 13, 2015 9:37 PM
Lois Carman
Dewey Reed
Thank you so much for the photo of Dewey's grave site. It means a lot to me. He was my step brother.
Added by Lois Carman on Aug 12, 2015 6:22 PM
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