Tombstone Photo Project
Getting Started With the Project

About the Project: The Oklahoma Tombstone Photo Project was started in January of 2001. The goal of the project is to have a readable photograph of every headstone in every Oklahoma cemetery to compliment the tombstone transcription project. Cherokee County was the first county to have tombstone images placed online as a part of this project. View an example of how the project will look online when images are submitted to the archives.

Step 1:View the Guidelines for the Archives and agree with the guidelines for the archives file submissions.
Step 2: Email me, Ariana Alfaro, the name of the cemetery you would like to survey. Please include the county in which it is located many cemeteries have the same names in different counties. Please let me know if this is one or two images or if you submitting the entire cemetery.

  • Know the name of the cemetery and need the county: A-G | H-O | P-Z

Step 3: Format the images. Please use the soundex plus 0001, and then 0002, etc. for the file name of the image. (Example: Photo of Joe Walker's headstone would be saved as w4260001.jpg. Photo of Sue Walker's headstone would be saved as w4260002.jpg) Soundex Converter All images must be jpeg files (extension .jpg). All files must be less than 50K per image. Preferred image size: approximately 500 x 300. Step 4: All large submissions should include a text file and/or spreadsheet containing the information from the tombstones.
Step 5
:Email me, Ariana Alfaro, the images & other related files. Please do not send more than 200k per email message. Send images in multiple messages, when necessary.

Have a question? Let me know, maybe I can help!

Let's work together in this endeavor!

This Project is about remembering our dead and preserving our history!

To register a cemetery, just send a message telling me the name
of the cemetery, the county and state where the cemetery is located
and the names of the people who will be doing the transcribing. If
you have already transcribed cemetery data and would like for your
work to become part of this project, just let me know.
Register a cemetery today!!!!

Oklahoma Tombstone Project Manager
Ariana Alfaro

Please use "Cemetery Registration" as the subject line of your message.

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This page was last updated Monday, 08-Apr-2013 18:35:58 EDT

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