The Buffalo County Historical Society will be hosting an opportunity to help record the graves in the Gilmanton Cemetery, west of Gilmanton, Wisconsin, on State Road 88. On Saturday, Aug. 19, at 10 a.m., the society will be working with the BillionGraves.com website and app to take GPS tagged photographs of each gravestone in the cemetery. The photos will be uploaded to the Billiongraves website (www.billiongraves.com) and then transcribed by volunteers. Once the stones are completed, they will become part of the searchable GPS tagged grave database that is available for free to anyone in the world.
Volunteers need a GPS enabled Android or iOS phone. There will be directions posted on the BCHS Facebook page and website (www.bchsonline.com) for installing the free Billion graves app. The day will begin with a short overview of how to take photos and use the app as well as a demo of some of the features. Feel free to install the app before coming to the cemetery so you have a chance to look it over. If not, there will be helpers there on Saturday to help install and familiarize yourself with it.
In the case of rain, the event will not be rescheduled. On the day of the event, attendees can contact Kelly Herold at 715-495-9567 for weather updates.
The Buffalo County Historical Society wants to thank Marten Transport and the Howard Library Association for sponsoring this event. For questions about this or any other Heritage Speakers Series Program from the Buffalo County Historical Society, call 608-685-6290, or check their website at www.bchsonline.com.