The second annual Find a Grave Community Weekend took place on October 16th through October 20th. Hundreds of volunteers from around the world gathered in 71* cemeteries and:
Added 320,935 new photos
Fulfilled 10,899 photos requests
Added 242,793 new memorials
Community grew with 3,308 new members signing up
Here are just a couple of photos from the weekend activities:
Photo credit: Kevin Fitzpatrick, https://twitter.com/k72ndst/status/655727858481045505
Photo credit: Elizabeth Thomsen, https://twitter.com/ethomsen/status/655585291726663680
Photo credit: Jeremy Abbott, https://twitter.com/jeremyrabbott/status/655554342171320320
Photo credit: Ali Cecil, https://twitter.com/OwlLeeCec/status/655492475231059968
Photo credit: Kristie Wells, https://www.instagram.com/p/88wA_FFpb4/taken-by=ancestry
We love these opportunities where the community can come together to share your love of cemeteries, photography and family history. We will plan more events in the coming year, but please - do not wait for us. If you have connected with local community members or would like to host your own event, feel free to request another event page to be set up by filling out this form with a date and place and we would be happy to promote the activities.
The Ancestry and Find a Grave teams would like to thank everyone who participated in the weekend events and also to every single volunteer who has added a memorial, added a photo or fulfilled a photo request over the last two decades. It is your individual contributions that make this community so strong. Thank you.
* We had over 90 cemeteries registered for this event. Volunteers are still uploading photos taken during that weekend from those specific cemeteries and we know volunteers were also in cemeteries that were not registered, so we expect these numbers to continue to grow over the coming weeks and months.