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Geneanet Weekend ‘A Cemetery for Posterity’, September 12-13, 2020

Posted by Jean-Yves on Sep 2, 2020

On September 12-13, 2020, 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 September 12-13, 2020, 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.



I would love to see photos of my grandfathers’ graves at an old French cemetery in Mexico City – Panteón Francés de la Piedad. I found out that my grandfather, great grandfather, and great great grandfather are all buried there. The family name is Rascon. I am not yet a subscriber of this site. I would love to compare notes with others with Rascon heritage. My great great grandfather was General Eugenio Rascon (1844-1922). I can be reached at Thank you! Christina

This seems a little redundant as has a lot of cemeteries covered and the service is free to all those who are interested. Why is Geneanet interested in setting up their own database of headstone photos. Perhaps if there are gaps in information, then directing members to specific cemeteries would benefit everyone.

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