Volunteers take millions of photos of gravestones – FamilySearch June 6, 2022

I saw this on FamilySearch today – Volunteers take millions of photos of gravestones: https://www.familysearch.org/en/newsroom/volunteers-take-millions-of-photos-of-gravestones/. Longer article.

In the three years since JustServe and BillionGraves partnered to offer volunteer opportunities, families, church groups and others are spending time in cemeteries, going from row to row photographing each headstone.

Volunteers can typically take about 250 photos per hour, which is about one every 15 seconds. The BillionGraves app automatically marks each gravestone with a GPS location, plotting it in the cemetery map.

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