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Carolyn (Schmidt) Alves (#47198156)
 member for 6 years, 9 months, 2 days
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Bio Photo I have always taken an interest in family tree histories. My father was an avid fan of Find a Grave and he introduced me to this site before he passed away in 2008. Find A Grave Memorial# 46644773. I am happy to be a photo volunteer for much of the Los Angeles area!

You can feel free to use creative commons with the photos I take if you'd like to use them in your genealogy or family history projects.

-I have recently acquired many of the memorials for Hollywood Forest Lawn. I am happy to help with transfers and edits, but please be COURTEOUS and thorough if you have an inquiry or concern. I am a volunteer. If you find a memorial that I maintain, unless they are in my Virtual Family Cemetery, then I have no information on them other than their burial location.

I LOVE to find relatives and homes for the memorials I manage, so IF you see a memorial you'd like TRANSFERRED, I'm more then happy to do so, just put in the request via the "EDIT" option. (Will transfer ANY except those in my Family Virtual Cemetery). ***Also, to expedite edits please use the EDIT tab that Find a Grave has recently provided in the upper right hand corner of all memorials. "Suggested corrections" should be used for transfer requests or other edits that are not options under the EDIT tab.***

Please note, when listing random memorials, I often try to link families together to the best of my ability, using my judgment and common sense. So, I imagine some of the relationship links I have created may not be accurate and I'm always happy to update or change if you can help.
Please do not send me requests to change the entry of MAIDEN name for Males whose name origin indicates that they are LATINO. This name is often their mother's maiden name and used for lineage purposes. Maybe a suggestion would be for Find A Grave to add an entry space for this.

My family lines are Schmidt/Wassem and Johnsen/Hale. My husband's family lines are Alves/Carvalho and Bacellar/Huet.
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Lianna Griff
Manuel A Ozeta 85924134
Hello again :)

Came across you again!

Would you be willing to transfer this memorial to me? This is my brother, Manuel. Do you a picture of his headstone?

Thank you for all that you do for all the family members that get comfort from these memorials!

Lianna Griff
Added by Lianna Griff on Jul 29, 2016 11:42 AM
Thomas Bartholomew
Warren Arthur Lanz
Hi. I see that you maintain the grave of Warren Arthur Lanz. (85904442) and I wondered if you are by any chance a relative. If you have no objection I would like to put up a family photo, he was the son of Arthur and "Mame" Lanz. I have a lot of old Lanz photos from my great aunt who was his niece. Thanks, Tom Bartholomew (
Added by Thomas Bartholomew on Jul 29, 2016 11:32 AM
Lianna Griff
Daniel Williams Medina
Hello, Carolyn,

I am researching Williams/Medina family. Are you related? So you have family history? Looking for Ramona Williams' family :)

Mary Williams Ramona's Sister is my 3rd grandmother.

Added by Lianna Griff on Jul 27, 2016 9:35 PM
RE: Norman Walter Brooks
Thank You for the update on Norman Walter Brooks. I really do believe that Royal Raymond and Nellie Brooks are his parents. I was trying to be careful in researching him before I sent you the change request.

Thank You !
Added by Judy on Jul 26, 2016 5:20 PM
Connie Barber
Mary Jean Howerton
This is my aunt. She is buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Hollywood Hills. by chance is my uncle buried there too? His name is Azel Woodrow Howerton Death Date: 11 Feb 1989 Place: Los Angeles, California Birth Date: 24 Dec 1916
I live in West Virginia and would love a picture of their markers. Hope you can help. Thanks
Connie Barber
Added by Connie Barber on Jul 25, 2016 12:11 PM
Charlotte Kelley
RE: Maude Margaret Hoagland, Mem. # 85891467
Thank you for being so prompt. I will use your suggestion and request transfer. I have my Uncle George Hoagland's death certificate and it shows his mother, Maude's maiden name. Since George was an only child, I'm not sure who the info will help, but perhaps a cousin is out 'there' looking.
Thank you. Charlotte Kelley
Added by Charlotte Kelley on Jul 23, 2016 5:46 PM
Charlotte Kelley
Maude Margaret Hoagland, Mem. # 85891467
Dear Carolyn,
I see that you maintain Maude's record. Her son, George, was my uncle by marriage and he passed away on April 9th.
I am a member of Find A Grave, # 48189046. I have additional information for Maude. Would you please transfer her to me?
Now, I need your help. I entered a lengthly bio for Uncle George, got to the end of it, pressed Enter and POOF, it was all gone!! I guess I'll have to type it over again.
Also, where do I obtain a Memorial number for him? I read and read and read for almost 40 minutes searching for the answer.
After you finish laughing, will you please help me?
Thank you,
Charlotte Kelley
Added by Charlotte Kelley on Jul 22, 2016 8:01 PM
Leslie Ann
Thank you for the transfer so quick!
Added by Leslie Ann on Jul 20, 2016 1:15 PM
Leslie Ann
John Thomas House 85892856
Hi Carolyn, I sent an "edit" also but this is first time so will leave message here. John T. House is my grandfather and I wish to have his memorial transferred to me. I want to link him to his family.

Thank you!

Added by Leslie Ann on Jul 20, 2016 11:57 AM
Robin Coles
Russell Robert Coles
Hello, I would like to request the transfer of my grandfather Russell Robert Coles to me.
I have many updates and would like to make the corrections and maintain his site myself if you don't mind. Please let me know how we can proceed.
I appreciate it. Thank you... The photo posted of him is from our family collection and just copied from the internet. we have the original.

Robin Coles
Added by Robin Coles on Jul 17, 2016 1:40 PM
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