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Jan Franco (#46625834)
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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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B. Buley
Valenty Bartosiak
Hi Jan - Thank you very much for your kind transfer of my Great Grandfather's memorial. And thank you also for posting it, so that I was able to find him. Sincerely, Beth
Added by B. Buley on Sep 24, 2016 2:49 PM
Sidney Hubbard
Thanks for the transfer! So excited about the new family connections! All the best and THANK YOU SO MUCH for all you do on this site!! You'll be hearing from me a lot more over the next year or so!
Added by JudiT on Sep 18, 2016 3:41 PM
Wes Peet
RE: #21317361 Abby Peet

Thank you for the clarification on St. Paul's Cemetery.

Wes Peet
Added by Wes Peet on Sep 13, 2016 5:59 PM
Re: Transfer
Thank you for the transfer of my Great Grandmother, Mary Gill. Much appreciated, Find a Grave is a treasure trove of information.

Thanks again,
Rick Petrie
Added by CRP on Sep 13, 2016 12:24 PM
Wes Peet
#21317361 Abby Peet

Thank you so much for all the work you've done in Findagrave particularly in my Peet family.

I think I've found an error in the entry for Abby (Alby) Peet #21317361.

You have him buried in Old Cemetery of Huntington when I believe he is buried in Saint Paul's Cemetery. Volume 44, Page 409-9 has him buried at St. Pauls next to his wife Caroline.

The possible explanation is that the Old Cemetery of Huntington is, in fact, the new name of St. Paul's.

Please let me know your thoughts on resolution,

Wes Peet 46986135
Added by Wes Peet on Sep 13, 2016 11:40 AM
Bryan Healy
Sisters of St. Joseph
Hi Jan:

I am going to be submitting edits for the sisters in the cemetery in West Hartford to have the correct name format. Per F-A-G, the last name should be listed as "Unknown" if the stone only lists their religious name:

Added by Bryan Healy on Sep 12, 2016 12:08 PM
James Marshall

Almost forgot
Note Paragraph 7

Be aware of when the calendar was changed from Julian to Gregorian in the country for which you are performing the calculation. See the change from Julian to Gregorian calendar by country.

James M.
Added by James Marshall on Sep 05, 2016 1:31 PM
James Marshall
Date Helper

Here is a nice page to help calculate the proper dates of birth if you do not have one.
Just want to help. I use it often. :)

James M.
Added by James Marshall on Sep 05, 2016 1:21 PM
Dana Jones Hyatt
Russell Thackston
Thank you so much for the photo of Russell Smith Thackston's grave. He was my relative.
Dana Jones Hyatt
Added by Dana Jones Hyatt on Sep 04, 2016 2:06 PM
Kent Troy
John Willimason (Memorial# 19561789)
John Williamson is my 2nd Great Grandfather. You have a memorial of him at the Center Street Cemetery in Wallingford, CT. I have visited this cemetery before and was not able to find his grave or the graves of his two children, George Browne Williamson,1860-1866(Memorial# 19561801) and Walter Elisha Whittelsay Williamson, 1869-1876 (Memorial# 19561793). You have added these to Find a Grave on May 28, 2007. I know you have done many of these memorials, but would you be able to tell me how you know these three are buried in Center Street Cemetery and where in the cemetery? I will be back in Wallingford on Oct 2016 and hope to find these graves.

Kent Troy
Added by Kent Troy on Sep 03, 2016 1:51 PM
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