Steven R. Hieu Bailey, A Mortician

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I am a licensed mortician, License No. 117223, funeral home manager, and certified crematory operator in the State of Texas, age 28. I am also a collector of funerary antiquities.

Whenever I have some downtime from the funeral home, I love to explore various cemeteries within the Rio Grande Valley, Houston, and Austin, Texas areas.

(PS. I do NOT understand why some of y'all crop grave photos down to just the text areas!!!)

I am interested in my Vietnamese ancestry and properly identifying decedents of Vietnamese nationality, as well as documenting graves of the Asian Community of the Rio Grande Valley. I am also interested in documenting the graves of morticians.

Proper form for Vietnamese names:LAST NAME - MIDDLE NAME - FIRST NAMEExample: Thai Ngoc HieuEnglish Translation for Vietnamese names:FIRST NAME - MIDDLE NAME - LAST NAMEExample: Hieu Ngoc ThaiCatholic Vietnamese names:SAINT NAME - LAST NAME - MIDDLE NAME - FIRST NAMEExample: Phero Nguyen Van MinhEnglish Translation for Catholic Vietnamese names:SAINT NAME - FIRST NAME - MIDDLE NAME - LAST NAMEExample: Phero Minh Van NguyenMy suggestion is to those documenting and entering names of Catholic Vietnamese decedents, please enter the Saint Name in the "Nickname" field. The Saint Name is not the real name of the decedent, merely, it is more of a nickname per say, given at birth or baptism.FindAGrave Entry for Catholic Vietnamese Names:FIRST NAME - MIDDLE NAME - LAST NAME - SAINT NAME ("Nickname Field")

Example: Minh Van "Phero" NguyenAlso, traditionally, when a woman marries a man in a Vietnamese family, they do NOT take his surname, rather, they keep their maiden name hence why on a lot of Vietnamese gravestones there are two last names engraved. Please enter their "maiden" name in the "last name" field.

I am a licensed mortician, License No. 117223, funeral home manager, and certified crematory operator in the State of Texas, age 28. I am also a collector of funerary antiquities.

Whenever I have some downtime from the funeral home, I love to explore various cemeteries within the Rio Grande Valley, Houston, and Austin, Texas areas.

(PS. I do NOT understand why some of y'all crop grave photos down to just the text areas!!!)

I am interested in my Vietnamese ancestry and properly identifying decedents of Vietnamese nationality, as well as documenting graves of the Asian Community of the Rio Grande Valley. I am also interested in documenting the graves of morticians.

Proper form for Vietnamese names:LAST NAME - MIDDLE NAME - FIRST NAMEExample: Thai Ngoc HieuEnglish Translation for Vietnamese names:FIRST NAME - MIDDLE NAME - LAST NAMEExample: Hieu Ngoc ThaiCatholic Vietnamese names:SAINT NAME - LAST NAME - MIDDLE NAME - FIRST NAMEExample: Phero Nguyen Van MinhEnglish Translation for Catholic Vietnamese names:SAINT NAME - FIRST NAME - MIDDLE NAME - LAST NAMEExample: Phero Minh Van NguyenMy suggestion is to those documenting and entering names of Catholic Vietnamese decedents, please enter the Saint Name in the "Nickname" field. The Saint Name is not the real name of the decedent, merely, it is more of a nickname per say, given at birth or baptism.FindAGrave Entry for Catholic Vietnamese Names:FIRST NAME - MIDDLE NAME - LAST NAME - SAINT NAME ("Nickname Field")

Example: Minh Van "Phero" NguyenAlso, traditionally, when a woman marries a man in a Vietnamese family, they do NOT take his surname, rather, they keep their maiden name hence why on a lot of Vietnamese gravestones there are two last names engraved. Please enter their "maiden" name in the "last name" field.

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