Silent Storytellers: A Genealogist’s Guide to Cemetery Photography

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Apr 11, 2024
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Welcome
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Introduction
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Access
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Do No Harm
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Lighting
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Depth of Field
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Color of Light
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Get the Big Picture
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Tell the Stories
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

They stand there behind those gates: marble and granite memorials to those who went before. The stones in those cemeteries and the stories they tell for our families are of crucial importance to genealogists. How can we best get access to the land where they stand, and photograph them to capture the stories they tell?

About the speaker

About the speaker

A genealogist with a law degree, Judy G. Russell is a lecturer, educator and writer who enjoys helping others understand a wide variety of genealogical issues, including the interplay between genealogy and the law. She has a bachelor’s degre
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  1. ED
    Elaine Drury
    4 days ago

    Greatest!!

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  2. CN
    Carol Noffz
    6 days ago

    glad she included cell phones

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  3. JH
    Judy Hogel
    6 days ago

    Appreciate the photography information.

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  4. AB
    Arthur Brown
    6 days ago

    Good job

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  5. AS
    Ann Shettles
    6 days ago

    These tips about how to take photographs was invaluable. Thought a lot about the story. I thought about a small cemetery I went to In New Mexico and seeing the small cement handmade stones of the small babies and children. It was touching to see how important it was to those poor families, many of my relatives were among them, wanted to let the world know this child existed and was buried there.

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  6. JM
    Jane Mackesy
    6 days ago

    Judy’s genealogy knowledge and photography expertise made this phenomenal.

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  7. LC
    Lila Canuelle
    6 days ago

    Excellent content and terrific tips for getting the “right” shot at the right time! Just the tips on using light were worth the price of admission!

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  8. VH
    Vicki Hilb
    6 days ago

    Judy is always well versed and has interesting presentations.

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