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Jan Franco (#46625834)
 member for 15 years, 9 months, 21 days
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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 state your relationship when making transfer requests. 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.
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Duplicate memorial/cemetery?
Hi Jan,
I was looking at memorial #18140772 that you had created for Mnxaia Kozin. I noticed that a member had created a duplicate memorial for someone by this same name and DOB, in a cemetery in the similar location of CT. It is memorial #83205987. My question is, do you know if the Greek Catholic Cemetery is the same as the Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Cemetery? It looks like there are many duplicates in the two cemeteries so I am assuming they are the same. I would like to try to get these two cemeteries merged together if they are duplicates. Thanks so much!
Added by Alysia on May 25, 2016 7:08 PM
Debbie Hancox McMurry
Samuel Summers
Thank you....I'll do my best to make you proud!!!
Added by Debbie Hancox McMurry on May 24, 2016 1:20 PM
James Bradford
Thank You so Very Much Jan for taking a photograph of my 6th Great Grandpa. I have a private tree and since I have no photograph of Him, would appreciate your permission to copy your photograph to identify Him with at least a tombstone? I would ensure you receive credit by adding ''Jan Franco [your member ID].

Thank You very much for All of your very hard work and time.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Added by Kathleen on May 23, 2016 6:10 PM
Linda Jackson
paul abbot 80792760
looking to see if you could take individual pics of the headstones? thanks, linda
Added by Linda Jackson on May 22, 2016 5:33 PM
Linda Jackson
Bridget fenton 68527385
is there a way to get a photo of just a single headstone. looking for bridgets and or her husband ebenezer.
thanks, linda
Added by Linda Jackson on May 22, 2016 2:29 PM
transfer of Temperance Dickinson
Would you kindly transfer Temperance to me, her 5th great granddaughter? I would love to add more on her. Appreciate the work and the photos.
Added by lifescribe on May 19, 2016 6:25 AM
Peter Jacob Gaul
Jan, could you transfer memorial 121547159 to me? Jacob is my great great great uncle. Thanks!
Added by Tom on May 17, 2016 6:53 AM
RE: Schofield, Martha Gilben
Good morning. . . . In reply to your question, I cannot say whether I may be related to Ms Lamb. Everyone came from Canada, very early 1900s. My grandfather, Charles Schofield married Margaret L'Hearux, one of 12 children, all of whom settled in New Haven. My grandfather passed away leaving my grandmother a widow with two small children, Gertrude (Schofield/Mantovani, Rudolf/Norkin, Joseph) (3) and Charlie (1). My grandmother later married, Gustav Carlson, 9 years her younger (both buried Beaverdale), from Sweden who headed the Connecticut Transit Company, where Uncle Charlie also was employed. So I cannot actually say with verification Ms Lamb is related. I've been away for so long a time, recently retired from Fort Belvoir, VA, here in the MDW but my greatness memories are being with Uncle Charlie, Auntie Martha, my little cousin Marilyn and living at 28 Nicholas Drive with my Nanny and Grand Pa and my wonderful Aunt Edna L'Hearux, who was always there. Take care. . . Thank you, Leelem.
Added by Anonymous on May 10, 2016 2:53 AM
RE: Schofield, Martha Gilben
From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU. I am assuming Auntie Martha is buried with my Uncle Charlie, since his name also appears on the monument? Confusing because he had/has a flat stone with his name. military service, WWII, DOB and DOD. They had been long divorced, but she never lost her feelings for him and was with him, stayed by him when he passed away in hospital. Originally Uncle Charlie were buried where he apparently specified, but my cousin, their daughter, Marilyn Schofield Colandrea (Patrick) had him moved to Northford. Never knew why, but now I do. What a beautiful story; they are together as should be, for always. Thank you, thank you, LOVE to you, Leelem.
Added by Anonymous on May 10, 2016 2:22 AM
Kathryn J McCloud
Thankful Dexter Higbee
Jan, Thanks for the updates to this memorial! Kathy
Added by Kathryn J McCloud on May 09, 2016 8:40 AM
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