These are files in support of Find-A-Grave volunteer work..
The picture files are named by the person on the headstone plus the cemetery
name, location and date taken. For example,
Plot means a well defined bounded area, Area is a
group of family graves, Monument a more elaborate
headstone. If there are different surnames with a plot or area, then
the plot name precedes the individual names to keep them grouped
- The image is usually a digital camera file and may contain the
date and time of exposure, etc. The compressed image files will be
about a MegaByte or less each. There may also be a text file, of the
same name with the extension .txt, that contains other information,
such as the GPS coordinates, cemetery records, etc.
- The file date and time is probably not the time the photo was
taken. Camera JPG image files usually have the time and ate the
photo was taken (assuming the camera time was set right) and usually
your display program will be able to show you (EXIF Information,
etc.). Similarly for scanned image files, but the time will be the
time it was scanned.
- GPS coordinates are fudged slightly to show correct position on
- The files are not permanently here. They may be purged at some
future time if I need the disk space.
- All of the headstones in the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic)
plot at the South West corner of the Fort Bidwell Cemetery have been
photographed, including the Unknown Soldier plaque for those who
died at Fort Bidwell.
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