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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 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: www.cslib.org/halecol.htm. Although it contains errors and omissions it is still very helpful.

Another source of information is the Ct Gravestone Network: www.ctgravestones.com.
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.

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Tim Cook
Carl Scharmer
Thank you for the headstone photo and adding his parents
Added by Tim Cook on Jun 01, 2015 6:33 PM
K Porter
North Coventry cemetery CT
I would like you to please transfer:

My Husband Father Arthur F Porter 11618231. I have linked his parents to my husband memorial.

His great great Grandparents are:
Dr John B Porter 18066249
His wife: Jane Brewster Porter 1161284
His wife: Mary S Porter 18066262

I have requested from John Pagnini the other graves. I would like to handle the whole Family plot which was purchased by John Bliss Porter
Thank you very much!
Added by K Porter on May 31, 2015 11:25 AM
AnitaP
Hannah Kenyon Kilborn-Bates
Your memorial #23641508 would indicate she is buried next to her second husband, Nathaniel Bates. However, there is memorial #93177448 which would indicate she is buried in West Cemetery next to her first husband, Chauncey Kilbourn (Kilborn). The photo of her marker at West Cemetery is actually on his memorial (#127718048) and I have asked the photographer to add it to her memorial.

This begs the question...where is she actually buried?

Your help would be appreciated. Chauncey is my 3rd cousin (5x removed)

Anita Kilburn Powers #48113519
Added by AnitaP on May 31, 2015 7:38 AM
George Colclough Jr
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Jan,

I was hoping you would transfer me my 4th great grandparents Betsy and Hiram Burch (# 21960829 and # 21960832) as well as my 6th great grandmother Mary Cook (# 21889758). Thank you!

George
Added by George Colclough Jr on May 30, 2015 8:40 PM
Sally Davis
Walter Ira Trench #20551230
Jan,

Yet another of my relatives/ancestors that you helped me immensely with. Thank you so much for the updates. I would love to meet you sometime after all the edits you've done for me.

Regards,
Sally Davis
Cape Cod
Added by Sally Davis on May 30, 2015 3:26 PM
Cheryl
William Anderson & Elizabeth Underhill
Thank you for all the photos and records you are providing for the Anderson Family Graveyard, Anderson Hill Road, Harrison New York. I have biographical information that I would be happy to share on this site for these two ancestors of my husband:

William Anderson #20047623 and his wife Elizabeth Underhill #20047841

I have provided some of my research material for other family members buried there.

Cheryl
Added by Cheryl on May 29, 2015 7:20 AM
DJK
Thanks
Thank you Jan for the photo's you added for Joseph and Gene Kiely's head stone from Walnut Grove Cemetery. The photo looks great.

DJK
Added by DJK on May 27, 2015 3:46 PM
Sherman-Thomas
Peter Butler #9679222
Thank you for adding the info and linking Peter to his parents. Have a great day.
Added by Sherman-Thomas on May 27, 2015 9:55 AM
Vicky Bergman
Thank You!
Added by Vicky Bergman on May 26, 2015 2:23 PM
Gelston
thank you
Jan,
on this Memorial Day, 2015, please may I thank you for adding grave sites at Alderbrook in Guilford, CT.
My grandfather carved many stones there. He had worked at the nearby quarry. He carved stones to be busy in his later years
Rich

corrected typos
Added by Gelston on May 25, 2015 10:42 AM
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