The Chicago Genealogical Society has joined FindAGrave (ID: 48841564) and wants to collaborate with others in helping bring more headstones, cemetery information, and similar records to the public. This past spring and summer, there were two headstone picture-taking parties with small groups. Although not advertised beyond word of mouth, CGS was able to take pictures of the Eastland Disaster victim’s headstones in memoriam of the 100th anniversary of the disaster and to capture one third of the Town of Maine Cemetery for FindAGrave. CGS is open to working with other groups or individuals in helping with headstone preservation and accessibility.

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Chicago Genealogical Society Joins FindAGrave