Ground Operations are part of the Cemeterist Project Elements Co-op. The focus is exclusively on visiting cemeteries, photographing the graves, and then uploading the images to WikiTree (or another image hosting service like Google Drive) for the Cemeterist Project Data Team.
Ground Operations members serve in the initial stage of the cemeteries documentation process. By taking photos and providing the images to the Cemeterist Project for transcription, they contribute a vital piece in the Cemeteries puzzle and help to provide an important service for anyone who may be searching for their ancestors and their final resting places.
- Visit a cemetery! Bring along a camera and photograph the graves.
- Many members will use digital cameras for this task; however, cell phone cameras may be also be used.
- Ensure you that you are using an image resolution at or above 1024 ⨯ 768, as this will provide the best results for grave images being uploaded to the web. Hint: most modern smartphones provide well over 1024 ⨯ 768 resolution
- Create a new Free-space page (FSP) to hold your images:
- If you have 10 or less images to add, you can name the FSP something simple, (e.g., "Cemetery Name Images") (go to step 3)
- If you have more than 10 images to add, you may consider using a hosting option such as Google Drive (free) to hold the images and then link to the folder. (go to step 3)
- Submit the FSP / Google Drive link to the Cemeterist Project Elements Cooperative page by adding a comment on the page. (return to step 1)
- Login to request to the join the Trusted List so that you can edit and add images.
- Private Messages: Send a private message to the Profile Manager. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
- Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)
- Public Q&A: These will appear above and in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum. (Best for anything directed to the wider genealogy community.)