Calling all Cemetery Enthusiasts!

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Do you enjoy photographing gravestones? Would you like to see WikiTree reach its goal of documenting the final resting place of as many ancestors across the world as possible and sourcing them on profiles?

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We NEED you! Many of our teams around the world are in need of members!

The goal of the Global Cemeteries Project is to create and/or update profiles of our deceased ancestors using original content, and reliable sources.

In order to meet our Goals, project members partake in a variety of tasks, including (but not limited to):

  • photographing tombstones and memorials;
  • transcribing the data contained within these photographs to ancestor profiles;
  • finding and adding reliable sources;
  • grouping of these profiles through the use of relevant cemetery and regional categories; and
  • documenting the history of our cemeteries through the use of free space pages.

If you are interested (and we hope you are!), please
ANSWER THIS POST with your local area(s) of interest.

We look forward to hearing from you!

in Requests for Project Volunteers by Steve Harris G2G6 Pilot (416k points)
I can do Western MD . Frederick, Carroll Counties as well. I am also a member in good standing of Find A Grave. I also go to Philadelphia Pa area as well as Muncy PA

I would love to help with any Transcribing you have. Anywhere is fine.

I live in West Florida, Pensacola, escambia County and Santa Rosa County.  I am happy to help anyone that needs help locating an ancestors headstone near me & I love finding old cemeteries.
I am interested in abandoned pioneer cemeteries in Oregon.
I am located in NJ. There are many old and new cemeteries around me. I will be happy to go out and take pics. Are you interested in any particular year or the whole cemetery?
I'm interested in cemeteries and would like to contribute. We live in NW Pennsylvania, but frequently travel into Eastern Ohio, and north Central Indiana. I would be happy to photo document in any area requested.
Hi, I'd like to join the Australian Cemeteries Team.
I am interested in small inactive and family cemeteries located in the Upper Gulf Coast region of Texas.  My interests include researching, photographing, indexing, and aerial mapping of cemeteries.

I am open to suggestions of cemeteries that need any of the attention and services aforementioned.  Thank you.
Hello Steve,

I Live in Connecticut and my Ancestors have been here Almost 400 years. I Manage to get to Rhode Island and Mass, on rare Occasion and Would Be happy to Help Any Way I Can.

I would like to help with transcribing and photographing headstones in SW Oregon

This would include Douglas, Coos, and Josephine counties. There are some cemeteries I've been searching for but unable to fine, though. I will let you know if they're not available.

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I would like to help.  I am interested in Missouri and Kansas cemeteries.
by Michelle Enke G2G6 Pilot (230k points)

Hi Michelle, you are all setup with a badge now, and I have you on the roster for the Missouri and Kansas Teams!

The last step, if you choose, is to join our Google Group (just leave you Wiki-ID in the comments).

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I am currently adding the cemetery category tag to my ancestors.  Then my plans were to go through the Buch surname profiles to add the cemetery category tag to them.
by Tommy Buch G2G6 Mach 7 (74.4k points)
Excellent Tommy! Is there is a specific regional tem you would like to be signed up with?
Louisiana Cemeteries Team

Tommy, you are all setup with a badge now, and I have you on the roster for the Louisiana Team!

The last step, if you choose, is to join our Google Group (just leave your Wiki-ID in the comments).

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I'm interested in this project.  I live is South Mississippi and would be willing to photograph cemeteries near me.
by Tammy Jones G2G Crew (920 points)

Hi Tammy, you are all setup with a badge now, and I have you on the roster for the Mississippi Team!

The last step, if you choose, is to join our Google Group (just leave your Wiki-ID in the comments).

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I hope to go out in Northeast Ohio soon.
by Dale Byers G2G Astronaut (1.4m points)
Excellent Dale! We have you down as a member on the Ohio Cemeteries Team.
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I am not sure if I’m officially a member of a team or not. If not, I’d love to join a California team, specifically rural Northern California. I’ve already started a free space page for the College City Cemetery in Colusa County. My Wiki ID is Collins-17316. Thank you!

~Kimberly Collins
by Kim Collins G2G2 (2.2k points)

Kim, you are all setup with a badge now, and I have you on the roster for the California Cemeteries Team!

The last step, if you choose, is to join our Google Group (just leave your Wiki-ID in the comments).

 My Wiki ID is Collins-17316.

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Hi! I would like to work in the Global Cemeteries Project.

My would like to help with cemeteries in Lower Saxony, Germany.

by Christian Kahle G2G1 (1.2k points)

Christian, I have you are all setup with a badge now, and I have you on the roster for the Lower Saxony Cemeteries Team. You are actually one of our first members in Germany!

The last step, if you choose, is to join our Google Group (just leave your Wiki-ID in the comments).

If you have any questions, or need any assistance, please contact the European Cemeteries Coordinator.

Hi Steve, thank you, that's great! Christian
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I am interested in assisting in the Franklin and Adams county areas of Pennsylvania.
by Dustin Brace G2G Crew (620 points)

Dustin, you are all setup with a badge now, and I have you on the roster for the Pennsylvania Cemeteries Team!

The last step, if you choose, is to join our Google Group (just leave your Wiki-ID in the comments).

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I am very interested .I live in East Yorkshire and newbie to it all
by
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Welcome. I doubt we'll be getting up there this year.
+14 votes
I live in Michigan and visit graveyards quite a bit.
by

Julie, you are all setup with a badge now, and I have you on the roster for the Michigan Cemeteries Team!

The last step, if you choose, is to join our Google Group (just leave your Wiki-ID in the comments).

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I am interested. I’m in Kentucky
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Hi, I live in northwest Nebraska and am interested in photographing and documenting cemeteries in this area.
by Barbara Harnett G2G1 (1.1k points)

Welcome aboard Barbara! You are all setup with a badge now, and I have you on the roster for the Nebraska Cemeteries Team!

The last step, if you choose, is to join our Google Group (just leave your Wiki-ID in the comments).

For more information on the project, see Space:What_a_Cemeterist_Does.

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For a couple of years, I have been working on the free space profile for First Burial Ground, Woburn, Massachusetts. It's been kind of a side project, but I have added many photos, sources, biographies and gravestone facsimiles to WikiTree profiles of occupants. How can I help?

by Chip White G2G6 (9.5k points)

Excellent work Chip! You are all setup with a badge now, and I have you on the roster for the Massachusetts Cemeteries Team!

The last step, if you choose, is to join our Google Group (just leave your Wiki-ID in the comments).

For more information on the project, see Space:What_a_Cemeterist_Does.

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I am interested and at present am living in Warwickshire, England but shortly to be back in Alabama and the Pensacola, FL area. Happy to help in any way.
by Marian Crenshaw Austin G2G1 (1.3k points)

You are all setup with a badge now, and I have you on the roster for the Warwickshire, Alabama and Florida Cemeteries Teams!

The last step, if you choose, is to join our Google Group (just leave your Wiki-ID in the comments).

For more information on the project, see Space:What_a_Cemeterist_Does.

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Thank you Steve for inviting me,

I belonged a while back, but I do not get out enough to work on photos like I used to. I do belong to FAG and right now I send sourcing to FAG memorials to add births or deaths to correct the FAG memorials. I send bio info when it is needed. (especially the ones I seem to be working on)

I will join when I have more of a chance to help in this area. This is a very important project.

Happy Researching, Lori
by Lori Cook G2G6 Mach 2 (25.4k points)
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I am interested in this group. I live in North West London, England. I like to link cemeteries to profiles. I am interested in particularly cemeteries in and around London (Hertfordshire and Essex).

I can't visit cemeteries all over the world.  Is FindAGrave considered a reliable source, when consistent with other information?
by Philip Gale G2G6 Mach 1 (18.0k points)
Hi Philip, you are all setup with a badge now, and I have you on the roster for the Hertfordshire and Essex Cemeteries Teams!

The last step, if you choose, is to join our Google Group (just leave your Wiki-ID in the comments).

As far as FAG, they may be considered a source for post-1700 profiles, but they are not considered 'reliable'. Since entries on FAG are user-contributed, and often lack source information, we suggest that all information obtained is verified through original (primary) source documents.
Hi, thanks for this.

My ID for the Google group is Gale-1236.
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I can help in in mid-Cornwall (Newquay/Bodmin/StAustell ish) area, in the UK.

I'm afraid I don't do Google Groups though.
by Deborah Pate G2G6 Mach 4 (43.3k points)

Hi Deborah, you are all setup with a badge now, and I have you on the roster for the Cornwall Cemeteries Team!

For more information on the project, see Space:What_a_Cemeterist_Does.

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Hi Steve,

Many thanks for your email and the nudge for me to sign up for the Cemeteries project. Although I am originally from Newcastle upon Tyne and have a number of records for that area, I am now based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

I would be more than happy to take part in the project and I am willing, once the 'lockdown' is lifted to photograph any headstones etc. relevant to the area.

Kind regards,

Ron.
by Anonymous Carson G2G2 (2.4k points)

You are all setup with a badge now, and I have you on the roster for the County Antrim Cemeteries Team!

The last step, if you choose, is to join our Google Group (just leave your Wiki-ID in the comments).

For more information on the project, see Space:What_a_Cemeterist_Does.

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Hi I am interested Lori  RHode Island
by Lori Buckley G2G Crew (650 points)

You are all setup with a badge now, and I have you on the roster for the Rhode Island Cemeteries Team!

The last step, if you choose, is to join our Google Group (just leave your Wiki-ID in the comments).

For more information on the project, see Space:What_a_Cemeterist_Does.

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I will contribute many photos I already have to Putnam County, NY and Hillside Cemetery in Westchester County, NY.
by Kim Perry G2G Crew (620 points)

You are all setup with a badge now, and I have you on the roster for the New York Cemeteries Team!

The last step, if you choose, is to join our Google Group (just leave your Wiki-ID in the comments).

For more information on the project, see Space:What_a_Cemeterist_Does.

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Hello Steve,

As an employee of a very large cemetery in Melbourne Australia I would be happy to document tombstones for this project.
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Hi Rolfe! It looks like you are not yet logged into WikiTree. After you get signed in, can you comment back here so I can walk you through the process? I look forward to seeing the information you can provide!

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