On the Governors Day of Service Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints gather history by photographing gravestones in Williamsburg's Cedar Grove Cemetery

On the Governors Day of Service -
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints gather history by photographing gravestones in Williamsburg's Cedar Grove Cemetery

Over fifty members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) photographed over
3,000 gravestones in Williamsburg's Cedar Grove Cemetery on the Governor's Day of Service. Saturday morning, between rainstorms, families and couples gently cleaned gravestones and then photographed them with their Smart Phones.

From there, the photographs were uploaded to the Billion Graves website, which has a worldwide following. The website attaches a GPS location to all of the gravestones uploaded and allows those wishing to piece together their family tree to see the exact spot where a long-lost relative is buried. Some of the members found their own relatives in the cemetery and all of members were able to appreciate the history of Cedar Grove Cemetery.

This item was posted by a community contributor.

Copyright © 2016, The Virginia Gazette
46°