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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.

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Cathy Collins
RE: Judson
Elizabeth Judson is on find A Grave
She was born a Beers
But she is under Elizabeth Abigail Judson
How she could have marred Abner Judson when she did , Abner Judson died on the 18th Feb 1774
Added by Cathy Collins on Jul 21, 2017 9:55 AM
Cathy Collins
You have Abigal Elizabeth Beers married to Abner Judson and you have their marriage date as as 1786 Abner Judson died in 1774
Added by Cathy Collins on Jul 20, 2017 6:00 PM
Margaret M Neville
Downs Family Hillside Cemetery
I have a site that helps me figure out a persons Birthday,+1767/to/Oct+3,+1812
I had made an edit to a few of the Downs.
My question is are you related to the Downs family? I am doing research for my boss on this family name and I am looking for any connection to a Danny Downs born about 1949-1951. He served in the military during Viet Nam and was stationed between 1965-1973 in Udon Thani, Thailand.

Thanks for all your help
Margaret Neville (
Added by Margaret M Neville on Jul 19, 2017 6:28 PM
Debra Larson Tietz
Sgt Samuel French b 1667 New Haven CT.
Sorry I should have included the Find A Grave #...
You included an extended bio which was helpful but at the end I had a question regarding Samuel's mother's maiden name - was it Button or Walthen?

You answer is much appreciated as she would be my 9th great grandmother who I am tracing through DNA.
Added by Debra Larson Tietz on Jul 19, 2017 1:07 PM
St Patrick Cemetery Enfield MA
Do the "New" and old cemeteries have different photos for their locations?

Thanks, Maureen
Added by MO La on Jul 17, 2017 8:11 AM
RE: George O Leduc
Thanks for your prompt response,
that would be wonderful if you could find anything. I am doing this research for my son.
Lorraine Lapointe
Added by Lorraine on Jul 16, 2017 2:14 PM
George O Leduc
I was looking for this for a long time, after many years of research I found information on the subject. I have people who have known this person in the past in Montreal, Canada and I would like to know more about the person, if we could communicate in private. I have no idea how to do it.
Added by Lorraine on Jul 16, 2017 9:42 AM
Samuel and Esther Patterson
Could you cut and paste your photo on memorial #6957448 for Esther to Samuel's memorial? #6982277 Thanks for considering.
Added by Airrow on Jul 14, 2017 12:10 PM
Stella Eberhard
Salisbury Cemetery, Salisbury, Litchfield, Ct
Related to McElroy/Murphy/Schleiffarth. Sadie K. (McElroy)Schleiffarth death record died in Brooklyn, New York Oct 1 1927 also listed Burial on 3 Oct in Salisbury Cemetery. She had live there and one of her sons bury as a infant. So I made Find A Grave for them unsure IF there is a burial for them. Who would I connect to find out if they are buried there and if they have GS? Find A Grave Memorial #: Sadie K. #174818763 and John M Schleiffarth Find A Grave Memorial#174819071

Best Wished Stella Eberhard
Added by Stella Eberhard on Jul 13, 2017 1:34 PM
thank you
Thank you for adding photo's to the memorials from the Barre, VT cemetery..
Added by suez on Jul 11, 2017 1:03 PM
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