Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Jan Franco (#46625834)
 member for 14 years, 11 months, 25 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo If you are new to findagrave, I suggest you read "frequently asked questions" carefully before making entries or requests.

Since I get a huge volume of requests, please make it easier for me to add biographical information, relationship links, or corrections by going to the page you want linked or corrected and click on "edit." Your info will be emailed directly to me and I can click on the link. If I get the email I will make changes, but generally I don't have time to email you. Please double check dates and info; if multiple items are misspelled or have typos, I am inclined to believe the other material may also be erroneous.

PLEASE NOTE THAT "TRANSFER REQUESTS SHOULD BE FOR DIRECT RELATIVES WITHIN FOUR GENERATIONS" as per Findagrave policy- see FAQs. Please state your relationship in the request. You are able to add photos to any entry.
When the website started there was no option for linking relatives. I am happy to add desired links: please double check your numbers so errors don't make double work for both of us.

I am related to some of the people I have added; entries are also posted in the interest of genealogy and history, and the hope that someone will add my lost ancestors.

Please take digital photos of old gravestones in your area; some that exist today may crumble in a season or two, especially in areas with winter frost. In a way, your photo will preserve it. Perhaps it will be the only record of a particular gravestone. Please do not apply any substance to a gravestone to make it more legible; it damages the stone.

You may use my findagrave photos for your personal use, with attribution; anything to be published - please contact me for permission. Click on photo for larger format.

If you are requesting a photo in a large cemetery please take the time to get section and plot number from the cemetery office, if there is one. Your request has a better chance of being fulfilled that way. Most volunteer photographers work on the weekends when cemetery offices are not open.

Verify everything; transcriptions and even information "written in stone" may be inaccurate. A good example is when the date April 31 appears on a gravestone.

Most of the CT cemeteries have already been added to findagrave. When in doubt check under "New" and "Old" to see if you've missed the listing. Please HESITATE before creating a new Connecticut cemetery on findagrave. I'll be happy to research it for you to avoid duplication; so many alternate names and town name changes make it likely it is already listed in another place. The majority of CT cemeteries that existed in 1934 were surveyed on the Hale Index: Although it contains errors and omissions it is still very helpful.

Another source of information is the Ct Gravestone Network:
Your local library or historical society can also assist you. Ask for the person most familiar with the cemeteries or the history of the town.

For additional help visit the findagrave forums.
 Contact: Leave Public Message
 Forums: herbcollector
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 102,861 Memorials Added
 • 102,050 Memorials Managed
 • 131 Memorials/Week
 • 68,964 Photos
 • 4 Photo Requests
 • 836 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 852 Virtual Flowers
 • 16 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 21 Famous Bios
 • 11 Fame Ratings
 • 83 Sponsorships
 • 40 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
100 plus (86)
1st Burial or stone in Ce... (41)
Angels (32)
Books (37)
Cause of death on stone (67)
CT Angels, pre-1800 (86)
CT Governors (77)
Likeness of (20)
Meriden connections (91)
Meriden Mayors (30)
[View all Virtual Cemeteries...]
Find A Grave Friends
andrea price-Jo..., ann, B K, Bettie, C Greer, Catherine Cl..., Christine S, D. J. Goldman, Dana Laird, David Allen Lam..., Deb, Don Sugarman, Don Thériaque, Dorothy Mattie, eobfindagrave, Erik Andersen, Foresteif, Frank Grimes, Historical Pass..., Irma, [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for Jan Franco (1142)[Leave Message]
Art Parker
Eunice Hinman, #20447843
Dear Jan,
Thank you very much for processing my edit suggestions so quickly (maiden name, date and place of birth), and for linking Eunice to her parents. Your thoughtfulness and attention to detail are truly appreciated.
Added by Art Parker on Jul 30, 2015 8:29 AM
RE: Elmer and Dorothy Waterhouse
Ok thank you!
Added by Dstmnstr on Jul 30, 2015 8:11 AM
RE: Elmer and Dorothy Waterhouse
That's fine, though I thin I have one relative that died in Meriden, and her name was Ruth E. (Neumann) Waterhouse, she was my great grandfather's sister-in-law. Ruth's death date is 12/4/1986, I know her burial, but I'm wondering if Ruth and Charles Waterhouse had any children or not.
Added by Dstmnstr on Jul 30, 2015 6:41 AM
Elmer and Dorothy Waterhouse
Hey my great grandfather's brother and his wife, Elmer and Dorothy Waterhouse, both died in Bristol, CT. I was wondering if you lookup obituaries too?
Added by Dstmnstr on Jul 29, 2015 5:07 PM
L Salvaggio
John Pettet
Hi John,

If you entered a burial record but there is no picture, does that mean there is no headstone. Specifically looking at John Pettet buried at Hillside Cemetery in Sharon, Litchfield, CT. I was there and found Samuel, Margaret, Gideon and Martha. But not Joel or John. There is a picture posted of Joel's somewhere that I also did not find while I was there.

Added by L Salvaggio on Jul 27, 2015 5:05 PM
Transfer Thank You
Thanks for the quick turnaround on processing the transfer requests for Martha and Martin Bidwell.
Added by Elida on Jul 26, 2015 6:31 PM
Sandy Hook Cemetery, CT
Hi Jan. Do you have contact information for Sandy Hook Cemetery on Riverside Road in CT? I'm looking for a relative who is supposed to be buried there. Thank you, Lucy.
Added by Lucy on Jul 23, 2015 7:31 AM
Richard Wait #14537907
Thank you for adding the info of Richard and Rebecah to their memorials and linking to the parents. We appreciate all your hard work.
Added by Sherman-Thomas on Jul 15, 2015 10:45 AM
Tracy Thompson Tomaselli
RE: Database
Thank you - whatever you have is most appreciated. my email is Thanks again.
Added by Tracy Thompson Tomaselli on Jul 15, 2015 10:31 AM
Tracy Thompson Tomaselli
Hi Jan, Thanks so much for all your entries and hard work. I am on the board of directors for the cemetery and would appreciate if you have the information for Alderbrook in a spreadsheet (or other format?) that you could email me ( Thanks. Tracy
Added by Tracy Thompson Tomaselli on Jul 14, 2015 6:10 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service