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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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Debbie J
RE: Bessie M. Lail
Because I have the cemetery records. She does not belong there. I have noted her dates and the fact that she is not there. Hopefully, someone will pull her obit or her family will know and have her added in the right place.
Added by Debbie J on Sep 08, 2017 6:20 PM
FindAGrave memorial 166857224 for Mac Perrin
It has been my honor to fulfill your request for images of the Perrin family headstone.
As you suspected, this is a pre-need situation. The headstone also has the name of his sweetie, Mary Jane who was laid to rest in 2003. His half still only contains his birth year.
If his death is recent, it may be that the system hasn't yet taken care of getting the year of death tag added to the headstone. I'll check it in a couple of months and update the images as needed.
Meanwhile, I have a typhoon/hurricane to duck...


I'll add images for Mary Jane's half of the headstone using, for the first time for me, the 'edit' feature. We'll see how that goes.. ;-D
Added by Trackerjack on Sep 08, 2017 2:17 PM
Russ C
Thank you for your work in Macau
I had seen your work in the Old Protestant Cemetery in Macau and am grateful for your effort in a place so distant to me.

Russ C.
Shawnee, Kansas
Added by Russ C on Sep 07, 2017 8:54 AM
FindAGrave memorial 166857224 for Mac Perrin

This advocation thrives because of the hearfelt efforts of searchers like you. So far all I've done is take contextual and specific images of headstones through the FindAGrave system.

I am questioning the request you have placed today for Mac Perrin. According to your request he died TODAY.

That is a first for me... Could you explain how that works or do you need to amend the Date of his demise??

The cemetery office won't have grave location for something like a month...

Keep up the good work!!

Added by Trackerjack on Aug 27, 2017 10:45 AM
Anne Schultheis
I added other pictures, 2 names on the side who were misspelled "Schulteis" missing H, send edits. and Herman.

And those on her side.
Added by Phillip on Aug 24, 2017 2:02 PM
cynthia anderson
Abraham Lincoln "linc" Stout
Hi Chris' thanks for all your information. I am interested in Abraham but perhaps not this Abraham. My great grandfather was Abraham Lincoln "Abe" Stout. My Abe was born around 1860 probably in Pennsylvania and buried near Niantic, Illinois. His wife was Mora Belle English. His Father was Ferdinand Stout and his mother was Anna Maria Dietrich. i cannot find any previous info on Ferdinand (Father, mother, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins...) I believe Ferdinand was from The German line of Stouts but I believe I am related to the Stout Line of this "Linc" Stout also. If you, or any reader, might have have information on Ferdinand (or any of this tangled web), please let me know.

Cynthia Stout-Anderson
Added by cynthia anderson on Jul 25, 2017 12:08 PM
A Proffitt
RE: J. Barnary, Hong Kong Cemetery
Thank you for checking. My info is from:

GRO Army Chaplains Death Indices
James Barnaby 1860-1867
Hong Kong
Pg 177 British Nationals Armed Forces Deaths


British Army Worldwide Index 1861
James Barnaby Svc #515
Sergeant 2nd Btn 9th Foot

Added by A Proffitt on Apr 24, 2017 10:22 PM
Biel grave in Bayside Cemetery
Hi Chris,
I volunteer at Bayside cemetery. I attempted to locate Morris Biel for you. He is listed in the burial index as being in gate 48. I was able to locate a double stone that belonged to his wife Selma, the side where his name should be is blank. So either he is buried elsewhere or his name was never added to the stone. There is no other stone for him in gate 48 (there are stones that are knocked down that cannot be read) There is also a girl named Erna who died May 13 1908 at 16 years old. Her stone has been knocked over. My email address is

Added by ntatap on Apr 24, 2017 5:26 PM
Peter Serrot
I first want to express my thanks for you taking the time to document my 5th Great Grandfather, Peter Serrot and his wife Nancy (Patton) Serrot in the Serrot Family Cemetery near Woodstock Township in Schuyler County, IL.
Peter was born in 1796 in Scioto County (Near Portsmouth), Ohio. He died in 1872 In Rushville, IL. His wife Nancy was born in 1797 in Kentucky, and died in Schuyler County, IL in Sep 1859.
I knew only that they lived near Rushville, but until finding this entry for them in Findagrave, had no idea where they were buried.
Peter and Nancy's daughter, Clarissa Serrot, married my 4th Great Grandfather Jesse Jackson and moved here to Kansas. They are buried at the nearby New Lancaster County, KS Cemetery.
I don't know if it's possible for you to transfer authorization to me for updates to Peter and Nancy's findagrave entries, but it would be a lot easier for me to update them with dates, bio's, and links to other family members.
Again, many thanks for taking the time to set these up, and let me know if you'd be OK letting me update them.

Best Regards,
Added by kjack9198 on Apr 24, 2017 5:19 PM
Richard Williams
Robert Noel Williams, Cheras Road Commonwealth Cemetary, Malaysia
Chris. Thank you very much for posting a picture of my brother,s grave. (Memorial #1015647496). My mother was talking to me a few weeks back distressed about the possible state of Robert's grave. We can now show her the picture which will GREATLY sooth her concerns. This will mean so much to her. Best wishes Richard
Added by Richard Williams on Apr 21, 2017 6:14 PM
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