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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: 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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Graicerstein photos
Thank you so much, Jan, for taking and posting the Graicerstein photos of Martin and his sister Freda. Very much appreciated. You're the greatest.
Added by FRANMIS on Oct 13, 2015 1:21 PM
Thanks so much, Jan for the photos of the Baurers' stones.
I wish you the best.
Added by LoveTrees on Oct 13, 2015 4:57 AM
Troy Johnson
Katz Graves
Thank you for photographing our ancestors' graves at Warshaver Relief/Ahavas Achim in New Haven. We really appreciate it!
Troy & Tina Johnson
Kaysville, Utah
Added by Troy Johnson on Oct 12, 2015 7:36 PM
Linda Konrad
Thank you for the headstone photos.
Added by Linda Konrad on Oct 12, 2015 5:30 PM
Andrew Meyers
Thank you for the photo regarding Beatrice Sakowitz. I appreciate your help.
Added by Andrew Meyers on Oct 12, 2015 3:48 PM
Lisa Hogg
Pictures of my grand parents stones
Thank you so much Jan !!! ☺
Added by Lisa Hogg on Oct 12, 2015 3:11 PM
Igor Sch
Thanks for the new photos, appreciate it.
Added by Igor Sch on Oct 12, 2015 3:03 PM
Hyman Schlank's stone
Thank you so very much!
Added by Kathryn on Oct 12, 2015 2:52 PM
Lena Burack memorial
Thank you so much for fulfilling my photo request for Lena Burack's memorial!
Added by tenor1 on Oct 12, 2015 12:45 AM
Lisa B
RE: Isaac and Leah Goldhammer
Hi Jan,
Yes, they had three sons--Max, John and Karl--and someone was kind enough to take photos of their graves not too long ago. I have just put in edits to their pages to link to their parents Isaac and Leah (I don't manage the sons pages, either).

It makes it a little bit harder as some of them spell their surname with two "m"s and some with only one.

Thanks again and enjoy the rest of this beautiful day.


Added by Lisa B on Oct 11, 2015 2:08 PM
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