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Jan Franco (#46625834)
 member for 16 years, 8 months, 25 days
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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.

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H. Bundy
DAVID ABELL, Sr., YOUR Find A Grave Memorial# 21857830
Hi, Jan...
There is already a memorial for my 4x great grandfather, DAVID ABELL, Sr. (with the correct surname spelling of TWO "L"s). It is Find A Grave #37561574. If you would kindly merge your document, it would be appreciated, as the one with the correct spelling continues back to the immigrant, Robert Abell, Esq. (and also connects to the recent day, including my mother!).

Thank you in advance for making this memorial more correctly completed.

H. Bundy
Find A Grave#46837514
Added by H. Bundy on Apr 28, 2017 10:01 AM
barb baldwin hopkins
RE: Margaret and William Hopkins
hi Jan!

no, i think all is well as it is. but must tell
you i had a moment of everything around me stopped
when i saw in a long list margarets "find a grave"
a real WOW moment as they say. again, many thanks for
your dedication with find a grave. i hope to help others here in my area of colorado like you!!!!i really can't thank you enough. William had died so long before
Margaret, and i had nothing from their son, my grand father. dead end.... i even had Margarets last name spelled wrong. i have many ways to travel now, thanks
to you!
Added by barb baldwin hopkins on Apr 13, 2017 6:22 PM
barb baldwin hopkins
Margaret and William Hopkins
thank you so much Jan, for bringing my great grand parents grave site to me!!! i have been looking for
4 years. if you hadn't tromped Saint Agnes Cemetery October 27, 2016 :) :) i'd still wonder if i'd ever
find them. they aren't the mystery they once were!
again, many thanks for your time!
barb baldwin hopkins
Added by barb baldwin hopkins on Apr 12, 2017 6:39 PM
Sister Irene jannello
Thank you for the photo retake. That is s beautiful picture.
Added by IMK on Apr 09, 2017 3:31 PM
Sr. Irene jannello grave stone
I appreciate the photo very much and your time to take this photo. I am not sure how handy you are to this cemetary but I was wanting to one if you could retake this photo because the date of birth year is not clear
I know that some find a grave picture takers take the photo as is but sister Irene was my aunt and I am named after her and it would be nice to have this photo clear to read so I can honor her memory in a photo.
Added by IMK on Apr 08, 2017 6:00 PM
Diane Barnes
RE: Anderson - Walnut Grove
If I delete mine I will lose my photo, info and the connections with relatives.
Added by Diane Barnes on Apr 04, 2017 12:13 PM
Debe Hudson
Charles H. Pease place of death
Is there a reason you don't have Valparaíso, Chili as his place of death. And also, do you think they brought him home and buried him in Washington Cemetery or is this just a place holder for their son. I know that has a proper name, I just can't think of it right now.

Thanking you in advance.

debe hudson
Added by Debe Hudson on Apr 03, 2017 12:37 PM
Diane Barnes
Anderson - Walnut Grove

I am new to Find a Grave and made duplicate records for Carl and Josephine Anderson.
Mine are 173525609 & 173525756. I am not sure if we can combine our records or if you would need to delete yours. They were my great-grandparents, lucky my mom new exactly where the headstones were at the cemetery.
Thanks, Diane Barnes
Added by Diane Barnes on Apr 03, 2017 7:46 AM
Jeanie Leete
Thank you
I know most notes are requests but you have done an extensive amount of research on the Leete family in Connecticut. I wanted to take a moment to thank you for it. While it is a huge family; your effort has been very helpful.
Thanks Jeanie Leete
Are you related
Added by Jeanie Leete on Apr 01, 2017 1:27 PM
Elida Faye Tirey
Thanks for processing my edits
Dear Jan,
I appreciate your contributions and dedication in documenting history via Find A is appreciated. Thanks for processing my many edits, which I recently sent you.
Added by Elida Faye Tirey on Apr 01, 2017 11:17 AM
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