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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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Marion O.
Benjamin Smith
Thank you so much for the transfer! Appreciate it!
Added by Marion O. on Oct 23, 2016 7:18 PM
Close to Wallingford?
Hello Jan,

Do you live in proximity to Wallingford? I was there two weeks ago, on a genealogy tour of New England. My Allen's/Alling's are from New Haven, but primarily, Wallingford. When I visited Center Street Cemetery, it was only 2 pm in the afternoon on a Thursday and no one was in the office. I knew that my Allen and Mattoon ancestors were bureid there, but I didn't know where. I found John and Philip Mattoon (late 1600's/early 1700's burials), and several Allen's, but not specifically my Allen ancestors. My 2nd and 3rd great-grandfather's were both Alfred Allen's, and I am certain they are buried in Center Street Cemetery. Any information you can impart would be much appreciated. Thank you!
Added by Bernadette on Oct 20, 2016 12:03 AM
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Hannah Packer
Thank You so much!
Added by New England Family on Oct 19, 2016 10:28 AM
Cecil Deming
Deming Grave Monuments
I believe the grave monuments you have for Philip Deming Monument # 24865119 belong to Philip Henry Deming Monument # 17978191. You have to look very closely. Philip Henry Deming was 27 when he died.
Philip Deming was 40.
Added by Cecil Deming on Oct 16, 2016 9:29 PM
RE: Safford photos
No problem!

I went on a walking tour at this graveyard today, a historian/author gave a talk on the stone carver Bartlett Adams and his shop, he featured these stones in the talk as being from one of Bartlett Adams students. As we were listening we realized that these were two of the photo requests we had seen for this graveyard, it was a happy coincidence :)

Added by AMAbbott on Oct 15, 2016 7:31 PM
Jonathan Foote 1737-1801
There are 2 memorials for this ancestor of mine, yours = 18309886 and the other is 30599420. Have used the edit tab to link him to his father & wife, have emailed the other contributor. As I don't know how to merge (or if it is possible) duplicate memorials for the same person, I thought I'd let you two know.
Thank you so much for the information you have on Find A Grave!!!
From California to you
Happy Hunting!
Added by z4critters on Oct 13, 2016 2:54 PM
Ledyard/Colonel Ledyard Cemeteries
What is the difference between Ledyard Cemetery in Ledyard, New London Co., CT, and Colonel Ledyard Cemetery in Groton, NL Co., CT? I show an individual buried in both cemeteries (actually, there are three memorials on this individual, and I would like to get the records straight). You are the photographer for the cover pic on both cemeteries, so thought maybe you could give me a good answer. Thanks so much.
Added by mcgeepass on Oct 08, 2016 10:04 PM
Trudy Lusk
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What is this image:

You added it to Wheeler Cable's memorial but I'm not sure if it is actually located where he is buried or a picture of a located memorial somewhere else. It looks like a stone for his military unit.

thank you.
Added by Trudy Lusk on Oct 02, 2016 12:17 PM
lorelle ann downey
Jan could you please email me,I would like to tell you something of this women number1210805030. thanks
Added by tommy on Sep 30, 2016 10:53 PM
Janet Baldwin
RE: Father & daughter relationship
Sorry, I forgot that. I went in and requested the removal and it was done Thanks!
Added by Janet Baldwin on Sep 27, 2016 2:41 PM
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