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Outcomes of our “Save our Graves” weekend | The Global Today

Posted by Jean-Yves on Oct 17, 2023

Tombstones and the names, dates, and different inscriptions on them will disappear sometime. That is usually sooner reasonably than later in Europe, the place crowded cemeteries and churchyards lease expired grave plots to different households each day. To save lots of this important heritage and allow everybody to find the tombs of ancestors, Geneanet launched in 2014 the “Save our Graves” mission. The purpose? To {photograph} the headstones and inscriptions on them, then to place them on-line at Geneanet the place they’re listed and freely obtainable to all. Because of you, greater than 5 million graves have been saved!

Since collectively we’re stronger, we requested you, from October thirteenth by fifteenth, to take part in our “Save our Graves” weekend. 1000’s of you answered our name, and greater than 152,000 images of graves from France, Belgium, Slovenia, Switzerland, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Sweden and extra had been uploaded to Geneanet. Bravo and thanks to all of our members!

Particular due to m2javorn1 from Slovenia, to chateau17 from France, to ogueydavidgmailcom from Switzerland, to colibri75 from Belgium, to bonuseventus from Spain, to woorspronk from Netherlands, to muelleran from Austria, to mseiberling from Denmark, to rbrauers from Germany, to lindarudholm from Sweden… for his or her participation!

The Global Today Outcomes of our “Save our Graves” weekend | The Global Today

Cemetery record by nation

Have been you unable to take part final weekend? Relaxation assured, the mission continues all year long. This web page has the the related info:

You can even, from your private home, take part in indexing uploaded grave images, by choosing “Graves” in our collaborative indexing instrument:

In case you are an lively participant within the “Save our Graves” mission, or if in case you have made a significant discovery due to it, tell us within the feedback, mentioning the place you will have been taking images.

Maybe you haven’t beforehand participated in “Save our Graves”? Watch our video about it:

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