Cemetery Photographing - Mt. Golda, Huntington, Long Island, NY, USA - Sunday October 18th #announcements #events #usa

Bonnie Birns

On October 18, 2020, JGSLI will be participating in a project to photograph all the headstones at Mt. Golda and the Huntington Jewish Center Cemeteries in Huntington Station, Long Island. The plan is to meet at the Mt. Golda cemetery at 11 AM. The cemetery is neatly laid out by burial societies, so volunteers would walk the rows, taking pictures of every stone. There are approximately 10,000 headstones at the two cemeteries, so if we can get at least 30 volunteers, we hope to be able to finish the project in one day.

Your packing list should include: drinking water, sunscreen, hat and gloves, bug spray, hand wipes, camera, garden shears, comfortable shoes and socks.

Once we have photographed all the headstones, we will record all the burials into a database and contribute it to JewishGen’s JOWBR (JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry) project. For more information, please contact us at cemetery_project@.... Rain date is November 15.

Bonnie Birns
President, Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island
Jericho, Long Island, NY researcher #59766

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