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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 November 2013 I have given away 97% 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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Joanna Cayford
#94549468 Eugene Grant Smith
Eugene married on 30 Oct 1958, in Long Beach, CA, Dorothy June Dotson, born 9 April 1923, Ponca City, OK. There is a Dorothy June Smith in the same cemetery as Eugene, but her birthdate is not given, nor is her plot location, so I don't know if it is his wife. Her record is #104533706. If she is buried next to Eugene, you might link her to him as his spouse.
Added by Joanna Cayford on Apr 16, 2015 6:56 PM
Memorial 136397165
Hey Chris, If I recall that is a top tier crypt?!? Nice shot!!!! James
Added by Romper90069 on Apr 16, 2015 4:36 AM
Bianca Santos
eva and eugene berlanga
Hi Chris,
I was hoping you could help me contact my 2nd cousins the children and step children of eva berlanga and eugene berlanga their names are Yvonne and Cisco, I couldn't rememeber their last names i think it's Cruz but if you could give them my information to call or email me that would be appreciated, my name is Bianca Santos Fiel email is they would remember me as the niece of Virgilio Santos he's the nephew of Eugene Berlanga.I lost all their contact information in a tragedy. Glendale Ca was the last known address
Thank you in advance for your help and thank you for taking the time to read my message I really appreciate it
Added by Bianca Santos on Apr 14, 2015 11:22 AM
Kathleen Pape
transfer for 137998884
Hi Chris,
Could you transfer my great grandmother's memorial to me? thank you!
Added by Kathleen Pape on Apr 13, 2015 5:34 PM
A very warm hello to you Chris
I had noticed you had uploaded the location of Sam Mills grave, I thank you very much for that, along with the obituary for him. Sam Mills was my great grandfather. Great grandma Monta Alma never spoke much about him, I think it hurt her too much. She never remarried. It is really nice to get that info about him and I'll be coming out to visit him in the next month.

I did notice that the obituary says he had one child, Fay but in another section it said there were 2 daughters. Strange thing is, Sam Mills daughters were Clara Fay Mills and Samnery Guise Mills. I know the elder daughter Clara Fay chose to go by Fay as her first name instead of middle name but who is this other 'daughter'?

If you have any info on Sam Mills siblings, family, that would be great because that side of the family has been sadly neglected due to tragedy and sad but understandable lack of disclosure, please let me know.
Added by Dee on Mar 23, 2015 11:10 PM
Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johnson
August Bradshaw
Thanks for the transfer Chris! Snd thanks for all you do on this site,
Added by Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johns... on Mar 19, 2015 6:25 AM
R. L. Price
Thanks for the transfer, only because of this one did I find information on the sister.
Added by R. L. Price on Mar 07, 2015 1:43 PM
Monte Page memorial
I just wanted to thank you for creating my father's memorial, and for transferring management of it to me. It really means a lot. Thank you!
Added by LaPage on Mar 07, 2015 7:59 AM
Howard Clark Brentner-#85354845
Hi Chris,

Thank you for transferring Howard's memorial to my care.

I checked the maps of the sections you have on your website and found that Memory Slope-Map F22 does not have Section 3400, that is on Map F20. Glad I checked because I have requested a photo of Howard's headstone and wanted to make sure I included the correct section, especially considering the size of Forest Lawn Cemetery!

I am so in awe of the magnitude of your projects to document Forest Lawn and the other cemeteries you have worked on! Your hard work is greatly appreciated as I have found several relatives in Forest Lawn!

Regards, Kaye
Added by Kaye on Mar 06, 2015 12:36 AM
David McInturff
Kate Jane McInturf Smith
Thank you so much for the transfer. I appreciate that.
Added by David McInturff on Mar 05, 2015 9:29 AM
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