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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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For Sadie C Whitney at St Michails ln Stratford, sect.10 lot128 grave 7 her son should be in samegrave Irving R Stevenson. Thank you if you can help
Added by kitaboo on Sep 15, 2014 7:28 PM
Wendy Wilson Holmes
Hi Jan,

Viney is my 3rd great grand Aunt. Vena Pasco Parsons, Jonathan and Elizabeth (Allen)Pasco's daughter.

Would you please transfer her memorial to me. Thank you in advance if you are able to.
Thank you.
Wendy Holmes
Added by Wendy Wilson Holmes on Sep 14, 2014 4:01 PM
Liz Burdick
Thank You
You have been very helpful with my Whedon family in CT. I have added several people - all because of your good work.
Thanks much
LizB in Colorado
Added by Liz Burdick on Sep 07, 2014 4:02 PM
memento mori
Thomas & Susan Williamson
Many thanks for the transfers. Much appreciated.
Added by memento mori on Sep 07, 2014 9:14 AM
Suzanne Yester
RE: Headstone in Spring Grove Cemetery
Thank you anyway! I made the trip out there myself this past weekend and was able find and document the gravesite.
Added by Suzanne Yester on Sep 06, 2014 9:01 PM
Ebenezer Bolles vitals
Hi Jan, Chuck Plumb; Ebenezer is my 6th Grand Uncle, brother of Isaiah. I suggested an edit in order to post his dates. Joshua Hempstead writes: "...Mr. Ebenezer Bolles, who died June ye 24, A.D. -76-, in ye 54th year of his age."
Added by PLUMBETREE on Sep 04, 2014 12:46 PM
Suzanne Yester
Headstone in Spring Grove Cemetery
I saw that you added a photograph of Spring Grove Cemetery entrance to Charlotte Thornhill's page. I wonder if you would be able to get a photograph of her headstone and my Gr. Grandfather's headstone. I have the exact location from the Cemetery office.

Thank you,
Suzanne Yester
Added by Suzanne Yester on Sep 01, 2014 11:49 AM
Elizabeth Haynes Lawrence memorial
Hello again

I’ve just gone onto & found the source for her maiden name. Something new on their site I imagine & it gives me a whole new line to trace!
No need to get back to me

Added by Norma on Aug 31, 2014 10:24 PM
Elizabeth Lawrence memorial
I created the findagrave memorial for Elisabeth Lawrence, wife of Dr James Lawrence (memorial #48040923). She and her husband are my husband’s 4th great-grandparents through their daughter Abigail who married Nathanial Converse. I have never been able to discover Elizabeth’s maiden name, nor when or where they were married, and so I was literally shocked when I just went back onto the site & saw her maiden name was added as Haynes. Are you the person who added this? If so, where did you find this information? I’m dying to know! If you are related to Sarah or Elisabeth Lawrence, children of Dr James Lawrence & Elizabeth Lawrence, you may be interested to know I have been able to trace his lineage back to the Mayflower.

Added by Norma on Aug 31, 2014 8:34 PM
Chris West
A little help, maybe...
Regarding Maple Grove Memorial Park ( and Mountain Grove Cemetery (, are these really different cemeteries, or is there a name change, or what? Any ideas?

Thanks, Chris
Added by Chris West on Aug 31, 2014 8:13 AM
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