Today, Labor Day, is a good day to acknowledge the meaningful, honest good work of historical researchers bent upon connecting the dots between people and events and recording this information for future generations.
Today, I would like to highlight a new website - surprisingly, one I use almost daily but have somehow been remiss in including in my genealogical research links.
|Image: Cape Cod Gravestone website|
A note on the front page of the website offers good instruction on searching by name. Simply go to Google and enter "capecodgravestones + (surname)" and this will scan the site for your person. I have located, and visited many many graves thanks to this site, and used hand in hand with the Falmouth Genealogical Society "Cemetery Project," you have a very good chance of finding that elusive ancestor. Photo images are of course included on both sites, though not for each grave.
Cape Cod Gravestones appears to be created and maintained by Robert Paine Carlson and he is the contact for the website. Besides providing genealogical information, make sure you read all the info on the home page of the website regarding all that can be found here. Carlson's project has accomplished a valuable service in recording by photograph, gravestones that very soon will be unreadable or lost, due to ravages of time.
Labor of love?? You bet! Happy Labor Day.