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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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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
Dan Fisher
Photo of Michael R. Manes
I asked when they will have sod planted, they said around Memorial Day this year 2017. Email me and I'll retake the photo -
Added by Dan Fisher on Apr 14, 2017 12:04 PM
Ryan Holly
Laura Pritchett
also listed in the cemetery records, same birth and death date as laurence. maybe his twin sister. doubt there is a grave stone for either one as I have been over the cemetery many times. but will check again.
Added by Ryan Holly on Mar 15, 2017 10:54 AM
Ryan Holly
Laurence Pritchett
b.4-17-1910 d.7-27-1910
aged 3 months 3 days
son of John R. & Etta Wood Pritchett

Will look for a stone later today or tomorrow.
Added by Ryan Holly on Mar 15, 2017 10:48 AM
Isidoro Panduro (1787-1859)
Hi Chris,

I ran across your story of Isidoro P. and wondered where this story comes from. My Danish father-in-law extracted (6+ typewritten pages) and translated (in 1952) a similar story from a 25 page Danish source which is attributed to Isidoro's son Hans Rudolf. I would appreciate any references you could supply! Thanks so much!

There are some differences. The birth date my father-in-law gave for Isidoro was 4 Apr 1788 but the death date is the same as you gave. There are some other name variations as well. (E.g., he gives Isidoro's mother's last name as Xemiene rather than Jimenez-Jimeno.) Isidoro was my wife's ggg-grandfather and she is descended from his first son.

--Tom Thompson

Added by Anonymous on Mar 07, 2017 2:16 PM
Simon Harding
Hi Chris
I took a lot of photos here last August and have just got round to processing them. I'm delighted to find you have already done a very thorough job
here already!

I'm checking all my photos against your entries, in case I can find any additions to make. Also uploading a few of mine where maintenance or restoration has improved a memorial.

Added by Simon Harding on Mar 01, 2017 4:16 AM
jeff nordahl
RE: Ethel Nordahl McKern
Ray Nordahl (my Dad) passed away on Jan. 25, 2017.
He will be buried at Oak Hill on Feb. 15. Guess its too early to locate the grave yet. I just noticed that they have my grandmother their database but do not list all the children. Just the first born. Would have been nice to complete the information there. Maybe I should check back in a while when there are records available. My Dad's sister passed away years ago. Not sure why she is not showing up.


Jeff Nordahl
Added by jeff nordahl on Feb 08, 2017 7:57 PM
Les Ewing
George William Cade Burnett
Hello Chris, Thanks for posting this lovely photo of the Burnett Headstone and grave. I'm researching this families ancestors for a dear old friend of mine and was shocked to find their death so far from home [England] and the information on the headstone suggests to me an accident of some sort as they both died the same day. Do you or anyone know of online old papers in Hong Kong where I can get to the bottom of this question?

Some one cared enough to put up a lovely headstone in their honour.That's a mystery in itself. Did they have family there? Hmmm ...
Thanks again Chris.

*** Nice of you to do this for others who are searching and wondering.
Added by Les Ewing on Jan 23, 2017 2:26 PM
Dixie Manes-Jones-Hitchler
Manes Family Tree
Chris! I think I found you! Remember me, I live in Denver, CO and you found me years ago doing Family Tree research. My Great- Grandfather was Edward Manes and I just found this on I put my research aside for happens...and was copying something for another family member and wanted to contact you and misplaced your email.

Please let me know how to contact you direct. Thanks Chris! Good to see your name!

Dixie (Manes) Jones-Hitchler
Added by Dixie Manes-Jones-Hitchle... on Jan 15, 2017 1:18 PM
Paul Harmon Charlton
Would you please transfer his memorial over to me. He is my husband's uncle.
Added by Laurie on Jan 14, 2017 4:48 PM
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