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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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Wendy Smythe
Hannah Seymour Hinsdale

I am trying to document Hannah's ancestry to link to Edward Seymour, protector of England, brother of the Queen, Jane Seymour. The connections on are mostly other people's trees which do not provide acceptable sources.
Have you researched this family? If so can you share your sources?

Thank you .

Wendy Smythe
Added by Wendy Smythe on Jul 21, 2014 5:28 AM
Linda Linn
FAG #5589705
Your photo appears to be for a different person. Thanks.
Added by Linda Linn on Jul 17, 2014 12:12 AM
Kris D
RE: Eady Beebe # 23644144
I'll let the photographer know.
Added by Kris D on Jul 12, 2014 3:27 PM
Kris D
Eady Beebe # 23644144
I added a photo of her gravestone. There is already a photo but it is of her mother's gravestone, same name, later death, on her memorial page.
Added by Kris D on Jul 12, 2014 1:28 PM
Julie H. Lake
Thanks so much for granting permission to use your photo, dear!
Blessings to you,
Added by Julie H. Lake on Jul 11, 2014 8:48 PM
Julie H. Lake
Requesting Permission
Hi Jan,
I noticed that your photo of the headstone for John and Mary Swann is on I'm not privy to the reasoning, but I've noticed that is a somewhat volatile issue for some folks here. In any case, I'm writing to ask your permission to post the photo on my family tree profiles for these ancestors. I will honor your answer, and if it is in the negative, I'll gladly post a "hint" on your behalf on, advising people to take it down.
I'm a volunteer photographer here, too, and I just add permission for non-commercial use in the caption of photos I take and post. (I work as a photographer, and figure I'm not going to lose a sale by gifting a shot of a person's headstone to their family members and descendants, but not everyone sees it that way.)
Please let me know if you are willing to share this one, and if not, I'll proceed as described above. Thanks so very much for all your wonderful work here.
Blessings, Julie
Added by Julie H. Lake on Jul 11, 2014 6:51 PM
Eileen Gillette
RE: confusion over North Haven Center cemeteries.
There are still memorials in the cemetery and Find A Grave will not remove the cemetery with them in there has been my experience in the past.
Good Luck, Eileen
Added by Eileen Gillette on Jul 09, 2014 7:32 AM
Eileen Gillette
RE: confusion over North Haven Center cemeteries.
I received your note a few days ago and now your note here. I have taken the time this morning to do what you have asked. Please note for future reference that per Find A Grave rules a volunteer has 30 days to do an edit request.
Thanks, Eileen
Added by Eileen Gillette on Jul 09, 2014 6:44 AM
Greg Hetzler
Raymond Hill Cemetery updates

Just a note to say thank you for the recent updates you accepted.

Added by Greg Hetzler on Jul 08, 2014 5:27 PM
RE: Thanks for your updates
Hi Jan--I'm sorry this wasn't more clear: I am both the photographer of these images (on behalf of Center Church), and the official representative for Center Church (the cryptkeeper, as it were), which is here explained on my linked site (the reason I am taking the images):

I'll add further clarification to my profile here.

Michelle R. Georgevich
Added by ctcryptkeeper.wordpress.c... on Jul 08, 2014 7:36 AM
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