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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: 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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beth mcgee
Bridget McCarthy
This is my GGrandmother who immigrated to live with her daughter Margaret McCarthy in 1880. I have been doing the family tree. I have updated her information and could you please pass on her grave to me.
Thank You
Florence McGee
Added by beth mcgee on Jul 26, 2016 10:35 AM
Lorna Bitgood
Transfer Thank you
Jan,
Thank you so much for the transfer. I will merge the information into one memorial.
Added by Lorna Bitgood on Jul 25, 2016 7:19 AM
Lorna Bitgood
Possible Transfer
Hello Jan,
Several years ago I created a memorial for Albert E. Bitgood #20085483, before I knew that you had created one. Albert is my 2nd cousin, 3x removed. Instead of my using the "edit" tab for all the dates, places and family members, would you be willing to either delete yours or transfer it to me to merge the information? Let me know how you would like to handle this. Thank you,
Lorna (Bitgood) Dorr lbdorr@gmail.com
Added by Lorna Bitgood on Jul 24, 2016 1:25 PM
JohnJ
Thank you!
Thank you for the info on Delia Grady, Jan. It helped a lot!
Added by JohnJ on Jul 22, 2016 8:10 PM
JohnJ
Delia Grady
Jan,

I noticed you added a burial for Delia Grady in Saint Bernard's Cemetery. Was this from the Hale Collection or another source? I'm trying to pin down her death date and location. She was born in Ireland and her maiden name was Callahan. She married James John Grady in 1883 and died between 1890 and 1910. Any info you an provide would be very helpful.

Thanks,

John
Added by JohnJ on Jul 22, 2016 3:12 PM
Jeanie Leete
Leete family records
Are you related to me? I see a lot of Leete names in you research. Sometimes it happens simply because so many family members died in the same town but if you are not related would you consider transferring all my Leete family? I am not sure the easiest way to do that but let me know if you would be willing to share. If you are family how are you connected?

Jeanie
Added by Jeanie Leete on Jul 19, 2016 8:44 AM
Jeanie Leete
Elizabeth Scranton Leete
Thanks so much for the transfer. This is really a site we can gather the family together. I appreciate the work you are accomplishing. Jeanie Leete
Added by Jeanie Leete on Jul 19, 2016 8:10 AM
KKCoderre
Memorial# 30556205
Thank you so much for the transfer of this memorial to me. Your time and effort you put into these are greatly appreciated.
Added by KKCoderre on Jul 18, 2016 7:32 PM
Denise
RE: re: Martha Shute, Copps Hill
A link to the original is in the SAC email already. Last name is spelled Shutt on the headstone transcript. #8450187
Added by Denise on Jul 17, 2016 4:22 PM
Fran Wheeler
RE: stone pic
Thanks, Jan! Fran
Added by Fran Wheeler on Jul 11, 2016 6:56 PM
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