Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - William Patrick Bellew

This is the headstone for my Grandfather. I entered his burial on Find-A-Grave sometime ago and put in a photo request. I've been contacted by two different volunteers over the last 6 months, trying to get the photo for me. The first volunteer couldn't find it but the second volunteer went the extra mile to find it for me. She looked for it, contacted me about it's location and looked again but could not find it. She then contacted the cemetery manager to get further information on the location and went back today to see if she could locate it. Here's a photo showing why she couldn't locate it on her first two trips...

and this one is after she worked to trim away the grass and sweep off the stone.

William P. Bellew
S Sgt Army Air Force
World War II
Nov 26, 1917 - Dec 26, 1975


It really pays to get known burials entered into Find-A-Grave. There are many volunteers registered who are willing to go out and photograph headstones in their areas. I myself have taken many photos in local cemeteries and uploaded them to the site for others. It's a great way to help out other researchers and give back to the genealogical community.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's awesome that she took the time to dig out your grandfather's headstone! Way to go!