This is one of our most popular volunteer projects, we are working to photograph and transcribe churchyards from around the world. You can help us build the most comprehensive record of headstones for family research and to preserve the memories these fragile stones provide.
You can decide to help by photographing your local cemetery, opting to just transcribe other volunteers' photographs, or a mix of photographing and transcribing.
"One thing I particularly enjoy in photographing headstones is the peaceful atmosphere of the church and churchyard surroundings. Often people stop to chat, intrigued at what I am doing and then becoming quite enthusiastic when I explain. I thoroughly enjoy photographing the headstones, it's almost bringing people back to life again!"
This is a great way to get out and see the countryside whilst earning credits towards a genealogy subscription or products.
Explore the map below to see where other volunteers have registered an interest. Zoom into the map to locate your chosen cemetery, then click on the church yard to register and start your project.
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To get started, enter somewhere local in the search box to zoom into your area.