Interested in becoming a Cemeterist?

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Enjoy visiting cemeteries and photographing and transcribing gravestones and monuments? Want 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? Then the Global Cemeteries Project is for you!

The project is organised across the five continents with teams for countries and sub-teams for smaller areas. To sign up, answer below saying which areas of the world you would like to work on and we'll be in touch.

Thanks!

Darren and the team :-)

in Requests for Project Volunteers by Darren Kellett G2G6 Pilot (120k points)
I would love to help out on cemetery pictures! I have been taking pictures for Find A Grave for over a year now, & we find it is helpful in other folks research, as well as learning more history on the cemetery visits. I can do cemeteries around Middlebourne, WV.
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I to would love to be involved! I have been photographing cemeteries for 30+ years and have extensive database of images throughout the US & Canada. Have completed three cemeteries and working on my fourth. I had sent a request to a few days ago, but had not heard back.

I currently live in the Philadelphia area and photographing locally.
How do I get involved?
Hi Thomas

I have sent you a private message asking for details.

Darren

The project is organised across the five continents 

by Darren Kellett

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So which two got left out?  (Rhetorical, as I already know.)

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I recently ran across a small cemetery in Iowa.  I *think* I was still in Dubuque County.  I cannot remember the name of it, as I could not write it down at the time (I was driving).

IF I go back there (somewhere between Dubuque and Sabula, I *think* (I'm to be in Dubuque at the end of this month/beginning September)), would there be interest in any photographs I could take?  (I can probably check before I take any, using my phone as hotspot for the tablet to get online, to make sure I'd not be doubling up on what may already be on WT.) (I like parenthetical statements.)

I do not have an interest in being a Cemeterist, but am happy to help if and when I can.

I would like to be added back to the project. Work and life issues got in the way of my involvement. Things have calmed down, so I can get back involved. I will be working primarily in The south plains area of Texas. I have a lot of pics from other areas also.
I would be interested in doing this. I just found out that there was people that did this. I think it’s awesome. Really helpful when doing research. I live in Baker City, OR. Would be able to do several small towns in the area also. Elizabeth lamb

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+18 votes
I'd love to get involved in this project. I regularly visit areas close to Creeve and Tulsk graveyards in Roscommon, Ireland and as I have many ancestors buried there, I would be interested in documenting them.
by Alicia McCormack G2G3 (3.4k points)
Hi Alicia

I have sent you a PM asking for more details.

Darren
+15 votes
I can do many of the cemeteries here in Transylvania County, North Carolina.
by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)

Hi Pip

Thanks for posting! I'll send you a PM shortly to get more details.

Darren

+13 votes
Hello, I would love to get involved with this Project. I am new here. My name is Shannon. I've only just begun to work on my profile. I live in northern New Hampshire, USA. I've already got some photos of my own in local cemetaries. Thank you for this heads up.

Hopefully I can help someone out here in this corner of the world :)

Shannon
by Shannon Lamy G2G Crew (770 points)

Hi Shannon

Thanks for posting! I'll send you a PM shortly to get more details.

Darren

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Hi. Coincidentally I recently visited my family's ancestral cemetary in Goa, India and took a number of photographs of gravestones with common name so that I have them in case they should prove relevant. Given the dearth of information on graves in Goa, India I think these photos would be a valuable asset to anyone researching family graves in Goa. Kind regards
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Hi Fleur

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Darren

+14 votes
I'd love to help I have taken many photos at cemeteries where my ancestors rest. In Indiana.
by Kelly Jean Linderman G2G Crew (690 points)

Hi Kelly

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Darren

+13 votes
Yes but I am allergic to sub zero weather in New England so limited to coding and writing and research until Spring. Middlesex Massachusetts- maybe mostly Lowell
by Anonymous Crewe G2G6 (8.6k points)

Hi There

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Darren

Hello,

I am in Bristol and Plymouth Counties area. Southeastern Massachusetts. Be willing to go to Rhode Island as well to help. I'm year round too! Lol :)
+13 votes
I live in North Alabama and would like to help with this project.
by Ellen Godsey G2G Crew (590 points)

Hi Ellen

Thanks for posting! I'll send you a PM shortly to get more details.

Darren

+13 votes
Hi I live in Ballarat Victoria Australia and already spend a lot of time in local cemeteries for personal research and would live to be a part of this project

Would I need to own any special sort of  camera? I mainly do my own photos using the camera on my phone

Cheers Freda
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Hi Freda

Thanks for posting! I'll send you a PM shortly to get more details.

No you don't need a special camera to take the photos. 

Darren

+10 votes
Hi,

I live in Grayson County, Texas. I would love to be added to this project. There are lots of outlaws buried in this area, and I know where they're all at.
by Katrina Miller G2G6 (7.5k points)

Hi Katrina

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Darren

+7 votes
Hi Darren and team,

I'd love to join up please. I live in NSW (Australia), about an hour south of Sydney, so accessible to plenty of cemeteries within my local area (the Southern Highlands), in Sydney and other rural areas west and south of Sydney. Also I don't want to bite off more than I can chew, but I have lots of relatives at Rookwood and Northern Suburbs Cemeteries so they hold a particular interest for me..... Gillian
by Gillian Thomas G2G6 Pilot (111k points)
Hello Gillian

I will be sending you a PM Shortly

Darren
+6 votes
In case I missed responding in time to Susie's message, I am rejoining the Project.  I'm working on the Waldheim Methodist Church Cemetery in Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana.  Its photographed and I'm working on transcriptions.  I think I can connect all or almost all of the graves in that cemetery to my family and hope to create profiles for all.  There might be one or two new ones I can't connect but there won't be many.

When I finish that one, I hope to go on to other small cemeteries in the area of St Tammany Parish mostly northeast of Covington.  Some of the old cemeteries named after people are good candidates for connecting most graves to my family.
by Mary Jensen G2G6 Mach 8 (81.9k points)
Hi Mary

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Darren
+6 votes
I'm not sure how much time I can devote, but I would be interested in doing something. I generally visit cemeteries in Clackamas county, Oregon, particularly in the Oregon City and Milwaukie areas.
by Amber Brosius G2G6 Mach 1 (12.7k points)
Hi Amber

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Darren
+4 votes
I am interested in cataloging some neglected cemeteries where many of my relatives are buried. Please accept my application to Global Cemeteries Project.
by David Thomson G2G6 (7.6k points)
Hello David

I will be sending you an Email shortly

Darren
+5 votes
I am located on the state lines of Polk countyTennessee and Fannin county Georgia.. There are numerous cemeteries in my area and I would love to join the team and document these resting places of our ancestors!!
by Laura Hyde G2G Crew (820 points)

Hi Laura

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Darren

+5 votes
Hello Darren (and team!) I'd love to join the Cemetery Elements team. I've already done a bit of cleaning on a few Georgia counties then realized I should probably be coordinating with y'all.. Oops. :D
by Katie Goodwin G2G6 Mach 1 (16.2k points)

Hi Katie

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Darren

+7 votes
Hi.

I’m looking to get involved in the Cemeteries with a particular interest in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

I’m working my way through my own watch list to add Cemetery Categories and FindAGrave links where I know them to be accurate.

Thanks

Johanne
by J Alexander G2G5 (5.1k points)

Hi Johanne

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Darren

+4 votes
I apologize for not working on this project but right after I asked to join, my mother in law whom had lived with us for several years and that I took care of passed away.  I let everything fall by the wayside but am now ready to get my feet wet.  May I please rejoin and become a cemeterist?

Thank you

Melanie Price McKenzie
by Melanie Price G2G Crew (920 points)

Hello Melanie

Thanks for posting! I'll send you a PM shortly to get more details.

Things can happen outside of Wikitree and that is fine to deal with those things first. Condolences on your Loss. 

Darren

+5 votes

Hello Darren and team! 

I am Lucy Sarson, living in Taunton, Somerset, England. 

I am researching the cemeteries of St George, Wilton, Taunton and St Mary Magdalene, Taunton.

Happy to hear if I can.

All best wishes,

Lucy

by Lucy Sarson G2G1 (1.2k points)

Hi Lucy

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Darren

+5 votes
I have been thinking of working with this project for awhile now. I live in the York, PA area. More specifically Red Lion, PA.
by Chris McCombs G2G6 Mach 4 (42.7k points)

Hi Chris

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Darren

+6 votes
Hi. I would love to volunteer to help this project.  I live in California, but also have family in Hawaii and Kentucky whom I visit regularly.
by Chad Snyder G2G3 (4k points)
Hi Chad

Thanks for posting. I will send you a PM shortly to get more details.

Darren

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