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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: 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.

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Robert Comeau
Memorial has page

and cemetery is page

Memorial physically lies within the cemetery.
Added by Robert Comeau on Aug 12, 2014 6:58 PM
Robert Comeau
Canton Memorial Monument
I believe you have edit rights on the page for the Canton Cemetery in Collinsville Connecticut. On that front page for the cemetery could you add that the memorial found on the grounds of the cemetery has its own page called Canton Memorial Monument.
Added by Robert Comeau on Aug 12, 2014 3:02 PM
Joan Thayer
RE: Mary Ellen McKeon Ayles
I tried but since there is already a photo of the entrance, web site rejected my request, saying only one photo is allowed. ?
Added by Joan Thayer on Aug 12, 2014 9:35 AM
Joan Thayer
Mary Ellen McKeon Ayles
Can you take a photo of her headstone at Lawncroft Cemetary? Died July 1944. Thank you!
Added by Joan Thayer on Aug 12, 2014 8:17 AM
Trippy Von Brainstorm
RE: !! Thanks
Can't fix it....that's strange. Huh....and it REALLY needs to be fixed. Now what do you suggest?

Added by Trippy Von Brainstorm on Aug 10, 2014 6:48 PM
Trippy Von Brainstorm
!! Thanks
Thanks for getting to my edits to quickly and thanks for NOT transferring memorials that I submit minor corrections for, tnat seems to be a big problem for me these days. Right now I'm stuck with about 125 memorials that are not my relatives all because I sent in an updated birth or death date or location.

Added by Trippy Von Brainstorm on Aug 10, 2014 2:38 PM
Courtney Whitney
Leonard E Hayes F-A-G Memorial #65715115

Hello from sunny South Carolina. My uncle (Leonard E Hayes) is interred in the Sate Veterans Cemetery in East Hartford Conn. I don't know if it is possible but I was wondering if you would be able to get a pic of his grave marker? The memorial (#65715115) has the plot location listed. He is one of my dad's seven siblings and I am trying to link all of them on F-A-G. I don't know if you live in the area or not and I hope that this request is not an imposition. I have no relatives in Conn., hence this request. Thanks for any assistance that you may be able to provide.
Added by Courtney Whitney on Aug 10, 2014 5:05 AM
Gov Smith
Baldwin Cemetery, Canterbury Ct
I see you have taken pictures of this cemetery, and I have a group of Adams ancesters that you would think would be there, but their names are not listed. Do you know of any Adams graveyards in Canterbury that are possibly unlisted? Thanks Franklin
Added by Gov Smith on Aug 09, 2014 2:29 AM
Kari Olson
RE: Blakeslee
I got it thanks!!
Added by Kari Olson on Aug 06, 2014 9:02 PM
Kari Olson
RE: Blakeslee
Hmmm i tried that in the cemetery search and it said no such...maybe i spelled it wrong. Will try again. Thanks.
Added by Kari Olson on Aug 06, 2014 6:05 PM
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