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Geneanet ‘Save our Graves’ Weekend, October 14-16, 2022

Posted by Jean-Yves on Sep 30, 2022
Save Our Graves smartphone app in cemetery

On October 14-16, 2022, take pictures of graves in a nearby cemetery.

Since cemeteries are among the most important resources for genealogists, Geneanet has launched the ‘Save our Graves’ project to capture headstones before they are lost.

On October 14-16, 2022, 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 to index existing pictures in the Geneanet collaborative database.

How to participate?

1. You have a mobile or tablet

  • Install the GeneaGraves app for Android or iOS,

  • Go to a nearby cemetery, launch the app, select a project or create a new one, then take as many pictures as you wish,
  • 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 searched the Cemetery list and could not find my local Cemeteries. How do I go about adding Cemeteries?

Answer from Geneanet: On the “Upload a grave or memorial” page (, you will see a link under the cemetery dropdown list “Add the cemetery if not listed”. If you encounter problems, visit our forum which is monitored by support. Thank you for your participation!

I inadvertently created a duplicate of a cemetery that was already listed. 0 pictures in both. How do I fix that? Thanks and Sorry!

Answer from Geneanet: No worries! Tell us which cemetery and we will fix it. If you can, please post the issue in our forum which is monitored by support. Thank you for your interest!

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