|Lorine in Cemetery|
It was a frigid day - 3' C (39' F). It was windy which made it feel even colder. We weren't sure we could stay out long enough to photograph the entire cemetery even though it is small with only about 150 stones.
Hubs is much faster than me. I have some mobility issues and I use a cane. I can't walk as fast. But in 30 minutes we took 164 photos. That's an hour for one person. That's almost 3 photos every minute.
Just think how many cemeteries could be photographed and put online if every genealogist donated 15 minutes of their time each week or even once a month! How many of us, no matter how busy, can't find an extra 15 minutes a month?
So here is my challenge to you:
*Before October ends, drive to a local cemetery and spend 15 minutes photographing tombstones*
If you want to email them to me (olivetreegenealogy @ gmail . com) I will create a Cemetery Walk video of your photos on the Olive Tree Genealogy Channel where everyone can view them. If you have another site you want to donate to, that's great too! Find-A-Grave and a few other sites accept uploads of such photos.
If you haven't walked a cemetery to take photos of the tombstones, try it. You'll like it! Maybe you'll donate another 15 minutes of your time in November. And December. And January and..... you get the picture (pun intended)