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Geneanet Weekend ‘A Cemetery for Posterity’, May 18-19, 2019

Posted by Jean-Yves on May 6, 2019

On May 18-19, 2019, 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 May 18-19, 2019, we will need you to photograph 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 go to

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


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I see that New Zealand is not on the list of cemeteries – is this country not needed?

What was most disappointing was the exhumation of about 50,000 graves at the former Bidadari Christian Cemetery-Singapore. Was wondering had anyone taken as many photos as they could before the redevelopment? So many interesting deceased were buried here.

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