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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 NOTE THAT "TRANSFER REQUESTS SHOULD BE FOR DIRECT RELATIVES WITHIN FOUR GENERATIONS" as per Findagrave policy- see FAQs. Please state your relationship in the request. 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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George DeKay
James Kilborn
Are you willing to add information to this profile?
Added by George DeKay on Mar 27, 2015 6:20 PM
A C Moore
RE: 55250949 Robert William Bostwick
Thank you so very much for all that you have done.

If you could find the reference, it would be wonderful. My uncle and I are trying to collect family photos, and your contribution has been a godsend.

Thank you so much,

Adam C. Moore
Added by A C Moore on Mar 27, 2015 2:37 PM
A C Moore
55250949 Robert William Bostwick
I was delighted when I saw the picture you had put at Robert William Bostwick, 55250949. He is my third-great grandfather.

I wanted to know if you had a better resolution image of the picture since this one is only 66K. I would like a better quality image, if that is possible.

I also want to know the provenance of the photo. Do you have any more pictures from that family that you would be willing to share with me?

Again, thank you so very, very much for the photo. i appreciate the good work that you're doing.

A C Moore
Added by A C Moore on Mar 25, 2015 11:18 PM
Sheila Farrington Schweitzer
Azariah Allen
Thank you so much for the link for this Allen ancestor and for all your dedicated work. Sheila
Added by Sheila Farrington Schweit... on Mar 22, 2015 5:40 AM
transfer request
Thank you very much for transferring my Great Grandparents. I greatly appreciate it.
Added by JLeMasurier on Mar 17, 2015 1:19 PM
RE: Michael Costello
Will do! Thanks!
Added by Brandy on Mar 14, 2015 5:51 PM
Wayne Andrews
Betsey Baker 17823938
Thanks Jan for transferring Betsey Baker. Mucyh appreciated.
Added by Wayne Andrews on Mar 12, 2015 9:03 AM
Ann in Kalamazoo
Elizabeth (nee) Maul Powers Coonley
Your memorial for Elizabeth Powers Coonley Find A Grave #21889823 has been duplicated with Elizabeth Maul Powers Find A Grave #95768075. Elizabeth Maul married 1st Justus [Joest] Powers and 2nd John Coonley. It would be less confusing if this were fixed. Thank you, Ann
Added by Ann in Kalamazoo on Mar 08, 2015 2:40 PM
RE: grave #17835523
Ok, thank you!
Added by lzamp on Mar 07, 2015 10:05 AM
grave #17835523

Hi there. First let me thank you for all of the memorials you've posted connected to my family! I was reviewing the memorial for Thomas Weller and noticed that the date for the last child listed could not possibly be correct (Zaccheus Sherman Weller (1820 - 1898). This Zaccheus would have been born after Thomas and his wife were deceased. Just wanted to let you know so you could remove/correct it. Thanks again! Laura
Added by lzamp on Mar 07, 2015 9:19 AM
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