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Chris Mills (#46897617)
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Bio Photo Messages are enabled on my profile but please use the Edit tab in the upper right corner of the memorials for all edits and transfer requests!. I will not be responsible for any edits or transfer requests left as messages, I may see them and get to them but I may not.

If you are asking for a transfer either make sure you are logged into Find A Grave when you send the transfer request OR manually insert your member number into the email if you are not sure! Missing member numbers mean I have to send you an email and ask and it's a lot more likely your transfer request will just fall between the cracks.

Also, please do not contact me for edits or transfer requests on memorials I created but no longer control. As of June 2015 I have given away 90% of the memorials I created to other volunteers or to family members on the site. If you submit an edit or transfer request on my profile page if I notice I will forward the request to the current owner of the memorial, but it will not happen as quickly and it may not happen at all, so you will be much better off contacting the current owner of the memorial directly.

For details on the monstrous project to document the Forest Lawn (California) cemeteries that was begun in late 2011 and is still being worked on, you can read The Forest Lawn Project.

Please do not move a burial unknown memorial into a cemetery where I already placed a memorial and tell me I have to remove my "duplicate" memorial. The site rules clearly differentiate between burial unknown memorials and memorials that were placed in a cemetery correctly. For more information on the complete Find A Grave duplicate memorial rules please see my article Find A Grave Duplicate Policies From the Site FAQs

Please do not request the admins to merge cenotaph memorials into memorials that mark the burial space, even if they are in the same cemetery. Cenotaph memorials are allowed on the site (check the FAQs if you have any doubts) and some famous people have multiple memorials because they have multiple cenotaphs and many not-at-all-famous people have multiple memorials, if someone was willing to pay to put up a second marker for them then the site allows a second memorial to be created. There are many "accidental" cenotaphs out there because someone's name was put on their spouse's marker but they are buried elsewhere, these are still considered cenotaphs and are still allowed to have a Find A Grave memorial associated with that marker.

A disclaimer here: I do not intentionally create duplicate memorials on the site. Because I am using batch processing techniques I never even look at most of the memorials I am creating. If I duplicated one of your memorials either politely notify the current owner of the memorial or notify them with no tones of moral outrage (if you can!) and they will arrange to have the memorials merged or transfer the one I created back to me for deletion. I make every reasonable attempt to avoid duplications but if there is any difference between the two memorials (different names, different years, missing years) the duplicate checking will not catch it. Whenever possible I check the information I am submitting against state death indexes or the social security death index but that is no guarantee of accuracy, only that I have a source for the information I submitted.

Also, please do not complain that I duplicated your Burial unknown memorial and you found out about it later. If you have not nailed down a burial location for a burial unknown memorial within 30 days of creating the memorial and moved that memorial into a cemetery, your memorial has lost any seniority rights it had by being created first. I do not check the whole website when adding a memorial with a known burial location, only the cemetery it is located in, which is all you have to do according to the site FAQs.

Please do not take photos posted by contributors on the site and republish them without either their written consent or a disclaimer on their bio page stating that the contributor is fine with that, please contact them about reposting or republishing their photos. Some contributors don't care but others are quite adamant that photos not be used without their permission.

I can be emailed at:

Genealogy2013 [ at ]

Or go to my website and click on any of the "Contact Us" links.

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Maredia Haddock
In Appreciation.
I've had problems along these lines too. I usually persist until they are corrected, especially if I have proof. Thanks for taking time to reply.
Added by Maredia Haddock on Jun 03, 2015 1:27 PM
Thank you so much for the photos of Frank & Fannie Rugg.
Added by RHare on Jun 02, 2015 8:42 PM
Coleen Bontrager
RE: Appel photos
WOW. I don't think I've ever met a more diligent person. Thanks so much. Coleen
Added by Coleen Bontrager on Jun 02, 2015 10:27 AM
Bessie O. Scott
Chris, thank you so much for transferring my aunt's memorial to me. I plan on posting some pics and her obit. I appreciate it very much.
Added by vrhansen on Jun 01, 2015 1:12 PM
Coleen Bontrager
RE: Appel photos
Thanks so much. I'll use these pictures as is, for our family tree on THANK YOU!!!!
Added by Coleen Bontrager on May 31, 2015 1:05 PM
Coleen Bontrager
RE: John Appel Forest Lawn Glendale
thanks so much for taking these photos. Yes I agree, the guy in the middle is a mystery. It was so nice of you do to this. I'm in the Knoxville TN area, let me know if I can ever do the same for you. Thanks, Coleen
Added by Coleen Bontrager on May 31, 2015 1:04 PM
Sandra Haney Tedford
Willie Attaway Vance memorial
Thank you so very, very much for taking the wonderful photo of this gravestone. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by Sandra Haney Tedford on May 30, 2015 8:37 PM
Walter Dunn
RE: Walter Riggins 85497679
Thanks a lot for your effort and quick results.

Walter Dunn

Added by Walter Dunn on May 30, 2015 7:41 PM
Coleen Bontrager
RE: John Appel Forest Lawn Glendale
oh, thank you so much, that is so awesome. We had no idea that some of our family went out to California. They just "disappeared" from our small town of Alden, NY. Just wish we knew why they left. Looking forward to the photo(s), and hope you don't mind if we use them for their profile photos in our tree on THANK YOU!!!!!
Added by Coleen Bontrager on May 30, 2015 3:49 PM
Donna D. McGinty
James Darmody
Thank you for the transfer -
Added by Donna D. McGinty on May 28, 2015 5:47 AM
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