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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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Patrick Arthur Teater Sr.
James & Annis Lyman Thrall
I was wondering, you mentioned you were a librarian in Connecticut? Is their any possibility you could find any info on my great great grand parents who lived in Meriden Connecticut. If there is an obit for my GGF - or maybe who Annis' parents were that would be wonderful.
Added by Patrick Arthur Teater Sr. on Apr 17, 2015 4:30 PM
Sheila Farrington Schweitzer
Joash Seymour
Thank you kindly for linking him to his father.
Added by Sheila Farrington Schweit... on Apr 12, 2015 1:13 PM
Sally Davis
Moses Wheeler
Jan, again thank you for doing my updates so quickly.

Sally Davis
Added by Sally Davis on Apr 12, 2015 11:12 AM
Sheila Farrington Schweitzer
Lt. Richard Seymour
Thank you so much for the links to his parents. My Seymours are a work in progress of many years and important to my family. I now have Lt. Richard linked back to his Immigrant ancestor grandparents.
Added by Sheila Farrington Schweit... on Apr 11, 2015 5:53 AM
Thanks Jan for transferring the Fitzgerald's to me, now I can slowly connect the dots.
Added by JAW on Apr 09, 2015 8:40 PM
Hi Jan -
James W. Fitzgerald and Nettie Fitzgerald are my great grandparents and Ralph Fitzgerald and his wife Mary are my great Uncle and Aunt they are all buried in Montowese Memorial Cemetery.

I was wondering if you would be willing to transfer them to me so that I can link them to my grandmother.

Added by JAW on Apr 09, 2015 3:30 PM
Thanks again. I appreciate the transfers of Julius, Eunice, and Grove Beach. This has made all the additions and linking so much easier. Plus, it is nice to have the family together.

Bonnie Collier
Added by collier on Apr 06, 2015 7:05 PM
Bonnie Kies
Orin R Lee
Memorial# 23661442 Orin R. Lee
Hi Jan may I add Orin to my family tree (ancestry) As always will credit you for the Photo and Findagrave as well as the creator of the Memorial. Thank You Bonnie :)
Added by Bonnie Kies on Apr 02, 2015 8:00 PM
Sally Davis
Samuel Prudden
Thanks, once again, for the speedy update edit.
Sally Davis
Added by Sally Davis on Mar 30, 2015 9:08 AM
Thank you so much for the transfer of my g-g-g-grandparents, Albert Beach and Adeline Pinney Beach.

Bonnie Collier
Added by collier on Mar 30, 2015 7:37 AM
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