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Odd Fellows Cemetery Documentation Event

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

A community-wide event will be held at Odd Fellows Cemetery at 600 Buena Vista Rd, Hollister on Saturday, September 28 from 8:30am-11:30am. Volunteers will be taking pictures of gravestones with smartphones using a free app called BillionGraves. BillionGraves is the world's largest GPS-linked cemetery data resource.

Volunteers download the BillionGraves’ app to their smartphones and then use it to take photos of gravestones. It's as easy as taking pictures of each grave as you walk along!

As the photos are taken, each one is automatically tagged with a GPS location and a pin appears on a map marking the location of the gravestone.

After the images of the headstones have been taken, the names and dates are transcribed. The data is then made readily available on BillionGraves.com and FamilySearch.org for millions of families around the globe for generations to come.

Then, even if a gravestone is damaged or worn by time, the invaluable information recorded at their final resting place will still be available for genealogical research to honor ancestors and loved ones.

More volunteers are needed to help at this event! Simply download the free BillionGraves app to your phone before you arrive.

All ages are welcome and encouraged to participate! Even if you can photograph a row or two of gravestones it would be helpful!

If you have any questions please email us at volunteer@billiongraves.com

Phone: (801) 641-9463
Event url: www.billiongraves.com

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600 Buena Vista Rd
Hollister, CA 95023

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