Historical Projects Puts Tombstones in Focus

Roger Wolfe, a reporter for 9News (Denver, CO), has written an article, Historical projects puts tombstones in focus, about the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution working on digitally documenting all of the tombstones in Weld County. They then place the images/information online, for other genealogists to access.

Excerpt from the article:

“It’s a matter of respect,” said Chapter Regent Donna Hoffman. “I think we have to know our history. We have to respect the people who went before us. These people are the pioneers of Greeley.”

Having the tombstone pictures available online should be a big help to people researching their family histories. “Genealogy has become a kind of fast and furious growing hobby of people because the Internet has made it so easy to do research,” said D.A.R member Chris Ruth.

You can view their work at PatriotDreams.us/Cemeteries. It’s very impressive – unlike many similar projects, you can actually see a picture of the tombstone itself, and they are organized and fairly easy to find.

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