We started the afternoon at the chapel where we explained the Billion Graves website and its purpose, and made sure that everyone had the app downloaded on their phones. Then we went to a nearby cemetery, Rouhialan hautausmaa, where we proceeded to photograph headstones.
In a little over an hour we had taken 651 images of headstones. Once the transcriptions are complete I expect that they will include over a 1000 individuals, as many of the headstones identify multiple family members. Many of the ones that were difficult to read we transcribed as best we could on our phones while we had the headstone to look at. The rest we uploaded for later transcription.
|Esa-Matti helps Enni-Riia get a good picture|
of the headstone.
|My favorite young adult!!!!|
After returning from the cemetery we all built our own pizzas on crusts that Sister Brasher had previously par-baked, and enjoyed dinner together. The following day some of them were talking about transcribing some of the images, so I expect that they will follow through. The branch president also suggested that they may try to get some of the youth involved as well to go back and continue where we left off.
|Wille is getting it just the way he wants it!|
|Taru, Esa-Matti, Mikko, and Wille add the finishing touches to three of the pizzas! After this picture I was too busy eating|
to take any more pictures!