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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.

For additional help visit the findagrave forums.
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Sharon Zingery
RE: Hop Meadow Cemetery Photo
Thank you!
Added by Sharon Zingery on Dec 19, 2014 4:45 PM
Sharon Zingery
Hop Meadow Cemetery Photo
I would like to post the photo of the cemetery on my tree, Donahue - Fahrner, for John Case who has no headstone. Of course, you will be fully credited. And, thanks for taking so many great photos. You've helped lots of people. Sharon
Added by Sharon Zingery on Dec 18, 2014 10:37 PM
Robert Joseph Harris
RE: Robert Bingham
How do I use the system to forward the information to Sue #47067682 ?
Added by Robert Joseph Harris on Dec 16, 2014 10:02 AM
Rose Moszer
Thank you Jan for making the connections to his parents.
Added by Rose Moszer on Dec 13, 2014 4:16 PM
judy hulliberger
RE: Jerusha Lewis
Thank you as I make mistakes too and am glad when other people find them for me to make it as correct as possible. If this is your line then I'm sure you appreciate it too.
Added by judy hulliberger on Dec 13, 2014 7:55 AM
judy hulliberger
Jerusha Lewis
Accoring to Stratford Cemetery records, Jerusha, Dau. of Stephen died 11/4/1814 at age 7 yrs. Just wondering if you meant 7 yrs or not, or if the record is wrong??? I'm working on the Lewis line and would like to know, if possible, the correct answer to this. Thanks.
Added by judy hulliberger on Dec 12, 2014 5:14 AM
Rebecca Wright
Dea. Joseph & Lina Wilcox
Dear Jan,

Thank you so much for the super quick response to my request for transfer of Joseph & Lina's memorials. Also thank you for the enormous amount of work you put in for all of those who use Find-A-Grave, it's because of people like you that this website is the best of it's kind!

Happy Holidays,

Rebecca Wright
Added by Rebecca Wright on Dec 09, 2014 12:06 PM
Sally Davis
Rhoda Parsons Camp
Again, many thanks for adding the parental link I gave you. Have a very Merry Christmas.
Sally Davis
Added by Sally Davis on Dec 07, 2014 9:47 AM
Eliakim Stoddard - Hillside Cemetery
I just sent an edit and realized my fingers apparently aren't working this morning! Middle name should be Sheldon. Thanks so much for all that you do!
Added by Julie on Dec 07, 2014 9:38 AM
Rita Seeley
Thank You
I have submitted a lot of updates in the last couple of days and you have been right on top of them. It is so nice of you to go to all of this work for all of us that use Find A Grave. Your quick response is wonderful, especially since we are in the holiday season. I have people that I am still waiting on for updates I requested two months ago. I know sometimes we forget, but . . . .

Thanks so much for your help and have a wonderful holiday and a great new year.

Rita Seeley
Added by Rita Seeley on Dec 04, 2014 5:41 PM
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