|Jan Franco (#46625834)|
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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. Please do not ask me to delete my entry because you have added a new one. I will gladly add additional documented info to the original entry. 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.
I am a reference & local history librarian. CSG member. Former findagrave "County Keeper" for Hartford, Middlesex and New Haven, CT. Author of "Meriden" an Arcadia Publishing book in the "Images of America" series.
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: www.cslib.org/halecol.htm. Although it contains errors and omissions it is still very helpful.
Another source of information is the Ct Gravestone Network: www.ctgravestones.com.
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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|Gail L. Hannah||Strong|
I just found another tidbit and imagine my surprise- Thanks!!!!! That was fast.
|Ken Bigos||Cemantha Gilbert|
Thank you very much for the photo of Cemantha's headstone... she has been tough to track down (mainly because of the unique spelling).
|karen jennings||Towers of Petersham|
thank you for the information - it has been added
strength in family in MA
Thank you for adding my aunt Philomena Ferrara at oak grove. If possible, I'd love to have a photo of her grave.
Thanks and god bless.
Added by Kre22 on Jun 09, 2013 6:11 PM
|jim jones||RE: Maintown Cemetery|
Hi Jan, Thank You for the quick reply. I am in Indiana so it is hard for me to check things in Conneticut..............Jim
|jim jones||Maintown Cemetery|
Hi Jan, are there any more Mains other than what you listed in this cemetery ? I am looking for Deacon Thomas and Anna/Annah (Brown) Main...............Thank You, Jim
|James Troch||Grave Photo??|
Thank you for creating these wonderful memorials! Would it be possible to add a picture of Thomas Catlin's gravestone/marker, memorial# 101089893?? He was my 9th G-Grandfather and ancestral American fore- father.
|Cathy||Foot memorials - Northford cemetery|
Thank you for creating and photographing the Foot memorials. What a wonderful job! Dr. Ichabod Foot was my husband's 6G grandfather.
I wondered if you were aware that there is a duplicate memorial for Joseph Foot under the name "Joseph Foote" #71051244 (no cemetery). Thought you might want to contact the person who created it.
Added by Cathy on May 29, 2013 3:42 PM
Thanks for making the changes so quickly Jan. Still don't know how they connect to me but every little bit helps to build the path. All the best to you - I'm sure I'll have more requests to follow... Judi
Added by JudiT on May 26, 2013 6:50 AM
|Sally Davis||Grave Photos Thanks|
Again, I can't thank you enough for all the volunteer work you do for Find A Grave, especially in Meriden with my family. The recent several photos you added mean so much me I really appreciate how quickly you responded. Now all these wonderful people are remembered and honored.
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