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Jan Franco (#46625834)
 member for 15 years, 8 months, 29 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: 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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Kathryn J McCloud
Higbees in Union Cemetery, Claremont NH
Jan, Wanted to check with you before I submitted photo requests for the Higbees in Union you know if there are headstones which could be photographed, or would I just be asking someone to go on a wild goose chase? Kathy
Added by Kathryn J McCloud on May 03, 2016 1:50 PM
Kathryn J McCloud
Elnathan Higbee, Cynthia Thomas Higbee, Elnathan Thomas Higbee, and Charles Higbee
Jan, Thank you so much for updating and linking all of these memorials! Kathy
Added by Kathryn J McCloud on May 03, 2016 1:36 PM
S J Shepard
RE: re David Hurd age
You are the best! Your contributions are amazing, what a lot of work you have done.
Added by S J Shepard on May 01, 2016 3:57 PM
S J Shepard
RE: re David Hurd age
Death record in Woodbury says 36. They could have meant year of his age and just didn't say it. Thanks!
Added by S J Shepard on May 01, 2016 3:21 PM
Your photo at Beaverdale Memorial Park
I keep meaning to tell you that your photo that is used as the cemetery photo at Beaverdale is just perfect. You capture the soft motion of the trees and the landscaping was perfect that day. Congrats on a great picture.
Added by Kat on Apr 30, 2016 2:07 PM
Brooke Harlowe
Edward HIgby, Sr
Thanks for your prompt reply. I will try to contact the person who submitted the photo.

Please let me take this opportunity to thank you for all of the amazing photos you have submitted to Find a Grave. Your artistry with the camera not only reveals key details on worn gravestones, but brings joy in highlighting the stone carvers' talents.
Added by Brooke Harlowe on Apr 30, 2016 8:53 AM
Sister Mary Grace #148613129
Thank you for making her memorial. She was a teacher of mine many years ago in elementary school, and I've never forgotten her.
Added by Laura on Apr 29, 2016 11:14 AM
L Evans
RE: Jeremiah Atwater
Thanks... I believe I wrote her concerning the error.
Added by L Evans on Apr 28, 2016 6:53 PM
Sally Davis
My Daybill Family Cousins

Again, thank you so much for the speedy updates of my Daybill cousins in the Meriden area. And thank you for all the work you put into Find A Grave over the years. At this point it seems like you have done so many of my relatives/ancestors.

Sally Davis
Cape Cod
Added by Sally Davis on Apr 28, 2016 1:21 PM
L Evans
RE: Jeremiah Atwater
You are correct, they are 2 different men
I did a search and both come up.. yours passed Dec 19, 1812 and mine Nov 12, 1811.... the main issue at this point is Jeremiah of 1811's information, wives etc is posted in Bio of your memorial... thus people are linking incorrectly :)
Could you please look on your end so we can get these two men accounted for correctly?
In Appreciation,
Added by L Evans on Apr 24, 2016 9:17 AM
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