Here’s a COVID-friendly idea for a youth group or your family: take photos of gravestones.

Using the BillionGraves app, each gravestone is automatically marked with a GPS location. The data is then transcribed by volunteers, plotted on cemetery maps, and made available for free to millions of families around the globe for generations to come.

BillionGraves is the world’s largest GPS-linked cemetery data resource. The GPS-marked cemetery maps not only allow families to find their ancestor’s gravestones, but they also allow future volunteers to see exactly what has already been photographed.

Read more in the article “Cemetery Projects for Church Groups,” including a description of a youth group activity in Lexington, Kentucky, that had more than 250 participants!

Also, see “20 Tips For BillionGraves Transcribers.”

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