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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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Joseph Treat

I believe you will find little Joseph's headstone in the front or 2nd row toward the road on the very right hand side of the Orange Cemetery. The writing is quite blurred but I do believe it's his. Ginny Reinhard Orange Historical Society
Added by Allison on Mar 23, 2017 4:29 PM
Charlene Adams
That's it Jan. Thank you.
Added by Charlene Adams on Mar 18, 2017 5:33 PM
Charlene Adams

I LOVE the new photo you put on John Fitzgerald's grave in Saint Bernard Cemetery. Would you please post it on his son, John's page as well(38739693)?

Thank you so very much.


Added by Charlene Adams on Mar 18, 2017 4:16 PM
Tom Jennings
Peter F. Reilly
Thank you so much for all of the additional information. He was my mother's great uncle, although she never knew anything about him. Many of the Reilly family left Long Island City to seek employment in the factories in Connecticut. Eventually they lost track of one another. You just broke down one of my "brick walls".

Added by Tom Jennings on Mar 10, 2017 1:30 PM
Timothy O'Driscoll
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Thank you so much for photo of grave of Patrick O'Donovan at All Saints Cemetery, Ct.
I greatly appreciate what you have done.

Timothy O'Driscoll ,Ireland.
Added by Timothy O'Driscoll on Mar 08, 2017 2:04 AM
RE: Finding my great grandmother
Ok thank you will do that...
Added by Melissa on Mar 07, 2017 4:44 PM
Finding my great grandmother
I was told that My great great grandmother was buried in Dec 1954 in Mountain Grove cemetery in BPT I never met her nor know what she look like etc, I don't know exact where she is in cemetery is it possible you can find her and take picture of the stone thanks!
Added by Melissa on Mar 07, 2017 2:50 PM
John Hurd 20848519
I would like permission to use the photo of John's stone at Wikitree It's already there (I didn't add it). Not everyone is careful about copyrights.
Added by ASB on Mar 07, 2017 3:43 AM
Emily Louisa Gerry
Dear Jan,
Our heartfelt thanks from the Mary Clap Wooster DAR Chapter for transferring management of Ms. Gerry's site.
Added by Sandra on Mar 05, 2017 11:39 AM
Alphonse and Ann Grasso
Hi Jan,
I want to thank you for photographing Alphonse and Ann Grasso memorials at All Saints Cemetery and adding them to the Find a Grave web site. I truly owe you a debt of gratitude for your efforts on this without a plot location. I will call the cemetery for theirs and other members of the family.
Very respectfully,
Added by Marie on Mar 03, 2017 5:55 AM
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