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Meet Up for CGS Gravestone Photo Project

11 Jun 2018 11:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


The Chicago Genealogical Society announced in the spring a special gravestone photo project for members. We offered to take pictures of family gravestones in Chicago and Cook County, Illinois. Members could request up to three gravestones. The requests have been complied and the top two cemeteries have been selected for a “Meet Up” to complete the requests.

On June 30, we will be meeting at 9:00am to take pictures at ST. BONIFACE CEMETERY, 4901 N Clark Street, Chicago. Around 10:00am we will be meeting at CALVARY CEMETERY, 301 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. The two cemeteries are about three miles apart.

We will meet inside the front gates. The requests will already be researched providing gravesite locations. Volunteers will need to find the gravestones and take pictures. Bring a smart phone or digital camera. Don’t have either, come anyway and help locate gravestones.  Volunteers who take the gravestone photos will be given instructions to send the photos to CGS and then the CGS project coordinator will make sure the member who requested the photo receives it.

So come join us on June 30th at 9:00am to volunteer!

Chicago Genealogical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Address: PO Box 1160, Chicago, IL  60690-1160

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