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Geneanet Weekend ‘A Cemetery for Posterity’, October 17-18, 2015

Posted by Jean-Yves on Sep 28, 2015
 

On October 17-18, 2015, take pictures of graves in a nearby cemetery.

Because cemeteries are one of the most important resources for genealogists, Geneanet has launched the project ‘A Cemetery for Posterity’ to capture headstones before they are lost.

On October 17-18, 2015, we will need you to picture as many graves as possible worldwide with the Geneanet mobile app or with your camera.

If you can’t take pictures in a cemetery, you can help indexing existing pictures in the Geneanet collaborative database.

How to participate?

1. You have a mobile or tablet

  • Install the GeneaGraves app for Android and iOS,

  • Go to a nearby cemetery, launch the app, select a project or create a new one, then take as many pictures as you want,
  • Once you’re back home, upload the pictures to your Geneanet account via a Wi-Fi access point. These pictures will be free for every Geneanet member.

2. You don’t have a mobile or tablet

  • Go to a nearby cemetery and take pictures of graves with a camera,
  • Once you’re back home, upload the pictures to your personal computer, then send a message at archivalrecords@geneanet.org with the name of the cemetery and the number of graves your have photographed, and we will explain how to import your pictures to your Geneanet account.
  • Of course, you can also send us a message if you already have pictures of a cemetery on your camera memory card.

Please click here to see if your nearby cemetery is not already listed on Geneanet.

2 comments

I”m searching my grand-dad, who died in Finland during World WarII about 1943-1944. Together with his family he was resent from Leningradskaya oblast to Finland-Tojala.Sotkia.Karlund. They stayed in the family of Anna Layhkonen. After his death his family went back to Russia again. Possibly smbody knows where could my grand-dad be buried near .Tojala.Sotkia.Karlund.


I”m searching my grand-dad, who died in Finland during World WarII about 1943-1944. Together with his family he was resent from Leningradskaya oblast to Finland-Tojala.Sotkia.Karlund. They stayed in the family of Anna Layhkonen. After his death his family went back to Russia again. Possibly smbody knows where could my grand-dad be buried near .Tojala.Sotkia.Karlund.


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