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Jan Franco (#46625834)
 member for 17 years, 2 months, 16 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: 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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William Van Natta
RE: Therza Van Etten
Thanks Jan, typical it should be Van Etten. I found Therza's Obit and added it along with an add from the Forget Me Not Inn which she also owned.
Added by William Van Natta on Oct 19, 2017 5:41 PM
Judith Lee Howard Shea
Correction
I don't mean for ME to give the tree, I mean for you to have Ancestry do it. I just don't want any information to get lost.
Added by Judith Lee Howard Shea on Oct 17, 2017 10:07 PM
Judith Lee Howard Shea
"Samuel"
Hooray!
The "Samuel" is gone from John Allen's name! So nice, since none of the Allen family had middle names and now people will not be copying it wrong onto their trees! But now the problem is that there are 2 trees. I had written to F/G a while ago, and I guess they fixed it.

What would you like to do about the two trees?

If you are indisposed, would you like to give the tree to Doug, the other manager? or would you like to keep it, and transfer his information to yours? Would you like me to help?

If you don't care about having the tree, I can write him with the information that you have that he can put on his tree.

Or I can send you the information that he has for you to put on his tree. It can be stated that the information was composed by him. It can be in one section with that at the bottom, to make sure he gets credit for all that work!

Thanks!
Added by Judith Lee Howard Shea on Oct 17, 2017 10:05 PM
vicky maclean
RE: Pondtown Cemetery, Norfolk CT
great - thanks so much. I am about done taking photos of pondtown- there are a few stones that are totally unreadable, even when I cleaned them up. about a dozen or so. I will have to find another small cemetery to work on when I am back visiting in Norfolk
Added by vicky maclean on Oct 17, 2017 2:51 PM
vicky maclean
Pondtown Cemetery, Norfolk CT
I could not find a pertinent edit tab for the main page here. I was at the town offices yesterday and was told that this had been the paupers cemetery for Norfolk and that there are many unmarked graves in here. After the cemetery opened up for burials again in about 1952 bones were found in various locations. Could you put something to this effect on the main page for Pondtown
thanks
Added by vicky maclean on Oct 17, 2017 7:03 AM
familyman
Enos & Anna Benham
Hi I am looking for the grave site of Enos and Anna Benham. Enos was born 9/8/1713 in Wallingford CT. His fathers name was Joseph born 1685 also in Wallingford. I found Joseph on find a grave in center street cemetery and Enos daughter Molly but can not find Enos. I have to believe he is buried in Wallingford everyone around him was buried there. Is this something you could help me with? I would greatly appreciate any help. THANK YOU, Familyman
Added by familyman on Oct 15, 2017 7:02 PM
J. Fenn-Lawson
Benjamin Filley edits
Thank you for adding the information requested to Benjamin Filley's memorial. JIM
Added by J. Fenn-Lawson on Oct 10, 2017 4:18 PM
CJBW
RE Alex Bundock 27529074
This is WRONG Alexander Bundock - not ggrandfather's brother.
Please ignore my transfer request
Added by CJBW on Oct 09, 2017 8:41 AM
Darlene Johnson
RE: Pictures of Family graves
Thank you. Have a great day.
Added by Darlene Johnson on Sep 30, 2017 7:43 AM
sellgen
Transfers
Jan, I appreciate so much the transfers you made of my family and apologize for taking so long to write and thank you. You've been at the top of my list; but was pre-occupied from developing a clot in leg from bumping box while organizing, and neglected to write!
I appreciate all your work over the years in setting up, photographing, and maintaining so many memorials over the years. It's truly a joy to get to see their headstones and have a lot of information on them, and then to have them linked to their families is wonderful. I feel very blessed.
Added by sellgen on Sep 28, 2017 5:04 PM
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