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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.

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Diane Tichenor
21960693 Noah Brown
Thanks oh so much for the bio with Noah Brown's memorial. That helped me combine the Browns married into in my husband's Wheeler/Bassett/Hopkins family of Dutchess Co, New York.

Noah Brown's youngest child, "Harriet, born 29 Mar 1800, died 24 Jun 1876" married 2nd my husband's ancestor, Lyman Bassett, 18152224, as his second wife. If you know where Harriet Brown Sornberger Bassett is buried, I'd like to know and will make her a memorial. Thanks again! Diane Tichenor
Added by Diane Tichenor on Oct 08, 2015 4:32 PM
Added by Greenie on Oct 08, 2015 11:34 AM
George Alma King
Jan: Thank you so much for George - in searching for his guardian, I have proven a lot of data on those buried near him.

I will send edits which really help identify many of your memorials. All my research is sourced through official records. If you have question on any - I will send the source. Cheers~ Shirleen
Added by history4sure on Oct 08, 2015 10:28 AM
RE: alson talmage
Thank you for your help and for everything you have accomplished re. our ancestors.
Added by searchgene on Oct 08, 2015 9:07 AM
RE: alson talmage
Sorry, my error. #10580132 Listed as Ansel O. Talmage. Can it be Alson, spelled many ways?
His birth was 1810 death 1864 42 yrs. Wife Lucy.
Thank you.
Added by searchgene on Oct 07, 2015 5:54 PM
PJ Miller
Kezia Moss Royce #13016025
Dear Jan,
I would truly appreciate a transfer of Kezia Moss Royce to my care as she is a direct ancestor of mine.
Thank you for your kind consideration.
Warm regards,
PJ Miller
Added by PJ Miller on Oct 07, 2015 9:52 AM
James Warren #23404405
Thank you for adding the info to the memorial of James Warren. Hope you have a great day.
Added by Sherman-Thomas on Oct 07, 2015 9:02 AM
Michele Wigglesworth
Hello Jan Franco

I live in England and this lady is related through marriage to one line of my family called Driver.

This is another piece in the jigsaw puzzle of family history.

Thanks and best wishes

Added by Michele Wigglesworth on Oct 07, 2015 2:37 AM
Casual Onlooker
thanks for the picture of Robert Samuelson
Added by Casual Onlooker on Oct 06, 2015 2:14 PM
alson talmage
I wonder if the talmage unknown is my Alson whose first name is spelled many ways. born ca. 1810 and died ca. 1864. He lived in Meriden. Is there another Talmage grave near him? I'm researching my Talmage line. Thank you for your help.
Added by searchgene on Oct 06, 2015 1:59 PM
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