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Jan Franco (#46625834)
 member for 15 years, 29 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 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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Larraine Demerly
Hannah "Anna" Bennett Hawley
Hello Jan,
Thanks for updating her memorial so soon. Really appreciate all of your work on this site.

Warmest Regards,
Added by Larraine Demerly on Sep 01, 2015 3:33 PM
Larraine Demerly
Gideon Hawley
Hello Jan,
Thanks for updating his memorial so quickly.
Warmest regards,
Added by Larraine Demerly on Sep 01, 2015 3:29 PM
Sue Tozzi
Olive B Capron

I was able to photograph the grave and it is now posted on Olive's section, but I wasn't able to post it thru the "Browse" section. So though I have claimed this , I can't get it to acknowledge that I have completed it.

Any suggestions would be helpful.


Sue Tozzi
Added by Sue Tozzi on Aug 29, 2015 9:48 AM
Tom Jennings
Peter Reilly Photo Request
Thank you so much for trying. I appreciate the feedback.'
Added by Tom Jennings on Aug 27, 2015 8:24 AM
Paul Caissie
Richard J. Lamoureux (Headstone)
Jan, Thank you for finding and photographing the headstone of my 2nd cousin, Richard J. Lamoureux. Regards, Paul
Added by Paul Caissie on Aug 26, 2015 1:12 PM
James Bianco
My Aunt Muriel..Thank you so much
Thank you so so much for the photo of my gram's sister Muriel's marker. I was very close to her, and appreciate it more than you can know!
Added by James Bianco on Aug 23, 2015 4:46 PM
RE: Florence Parker
She is my husband's Granmother. Thank you for letting me know she is at Sacred Heart Cemetery!
Added by KinSearchin on Aug 23, 2015 4:06 PM
Dorothy K Battenfeld Memorial
Hi Jan,
You have a photo posted on her memorial 11089297. I just created a memorial 150965917 for her husband Eugene Gerard who is also on the headstone photo. Could you post that picture to him as well.
Added by Anonymous on Aug 19, 2015 5:03 PM
The Todd's of Scotland
Arunah L Wilcox (18130055)
Im sorry to inform you but someone has made a duplicate of this Memorial

Created by: Jan Franco
Record added: Mar 02, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18130055

Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: Mar 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34582460

Created by: Claudia Owens
Record added: Jan 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47242725

I just thought you like to know about it
Added by The Todd's of Scotland on Aug 16, 2015 5:04 PM
The Todd's of Scotland
Arunah L Wilcox
Added by The Todd's of Scotland on Aug 16, 2015 5:01 PM
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