Thursday, October 2, 2008

Research Tip: Free Photo of a Grave

Did you know that you could actually request a photograph to be taken of an ancestor's grave for free? Volunteers go out and take the photo and upload it to a website called Find A Grave.

I registered and looked for the cemetery then searched the graves in that cemetery for my ancestor. If my ancestor is not listed, I add him and then request a photo. I do this all the time.
You can also just search for your ancestor by name if you do not know the name of the cemetery.

It is great to actually see these photos of places too far away to travel.

Most recently, I requested the photo of the grave of Burwell Chick to be added.