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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: 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.

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AllanG
Permission to use photo
I have an online eBook (free) and would like to know if I could use your photo of the Mary (Loomis) Buell gravestone. I would give you a photo credit of course. My book - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ahgilbertson/lrb.pdf
The photo: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=14867566&PIpi=6011946
Thanks, Allan G
Added by AllanG on Jan 28, 2015 5:46 PM
Laura Thrasher
Giles Wilcox and Sarah Wilcox Goodwin
Thank you so much for the photos of the tombstone of Giles Wilcox and his daughter Sarah. Is the Old East Cemetery in a state of disrepair? I do not know how you managed to find this stone since it seems to have deteriorated so much. Your efforts are appreciated.
Added by Laura Thrasher on Jan 26, 2015 8:46 AM
Vicki Moss-Hall
Moss Headstone
Thank you for telling me what it said.
Added by Vicki Moss-Hall on Jan 25, 2015 3:02 PM
Vicki Moss-Hall
Rev. Joseph Moss, Memorial !19356461
I am so sorry, I gave you the wrong Memorial 3 in my original question. I was asking about the inscription on the Rev. Joseph Moss headstone in Old Derby Uptown Burying Ground, CT cemetery. It is #19356461.
Added by Vicki Moss-Hall on Jan 25, 2015 12:39 PM
Vicki Moss-Hall
Rev. Joseph Moss, Memorial #19356465
Hello, I am looking at the memorial cited above for one of my ancestors. There are two pics posted for headstones. There is one that is gray colored and I am wondering if you can tell me what the headstone says. Thank you!
Added by Vicki Moss-Hall on Jan 25, 2015 9:13 AM
jimmy
oseph Graves
Thank you for your time and effort. I have a picture of his wifes headstone and it is in bad shape. I guess his is just gone. Thanks again. jimmy
Added by jimmy on Jan 23, 2015 3:39 PM
Gone But Not Forgotten
Family transfer
Thank you for my family's transfer. That was very gracious of you. Have a good day
Added by Gone But Not Forgotten on Jan 23, 2015 1:31 PM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Samuel Terry
For some reason, I can't send an edit. It gives me "unknown reason" - good grief.

Would you kindly add this to my ancestor, Samuel's bio (he is memorial #25777009): (THANK YOU!!)

Son of Samuel Terry Sr and Ann Lobdell. Grandson of Stephen Terry and Elizabeth Joan Hardy, and Nicholas Lobdell.

Samuel married Hannah Morgan 17 May 1682 and had four children; Hannah, Samuel, Rebecca and Ebenezer. Hannah died 17 Jan 1697.

Secondly, Samuel married Martha Boardman, the daughter of Samuel and widow of Benjamin Crane Jr. They were married 04 Jan 1698 and had st least two children: Benjamin Terry (who married Hannah Pease and fathered my 4th great grandmother, Submit Terry) and Jacob Terry
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Jan 22, 2015 5:21 PM
Marjorie
North Stamford Cemetery
Hello Jan,
We have a few ancestors in common. I was reviewing the Find a Grave information on several of the Scofields and saw your picture of North Stamford Cemetery behind the chain link fence at the reservoir. First, I wanted to let you know that you typed the location as Lakeview Road, but it's Lakeview Drive. Second, I see that you and Mike Perry must have been able to gain access to the stones at some time. Could you please fill me in on who to contact to do this? Next time I come up for a visit, I would very much like to see some of the graves. Thanks so much!
Margie
Added by Marjorie on Jan 19, 2015 5:56 PM
Vicki C.
Ives's
May I use your photos of the Ives's headstones in Torrington Cemetery? I will use them in my family tree and on Ancestry.com with your permission, and I will credit them to you. Thanks for the time and effort you put into Find A Grave.
Vicki C.
Added by Vicki C. on Jan 17, 2015 1:13 PM
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