Turkey Hill graveyard project (Merrimack, NH)

This morning Griffin and I started a summer project to document the closest graveyard to our house — Turkey Hill graveyard in Merrimack, NH.

We are taking a photo, transcribing the text and marking the GPS location of each grave stone. Then through the
magic of flickr, geobloggers, google maps, etc will have a nice graphical view of all the information.

We’ve decided to make this project available to everyone under a less restrictive license, namely the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License. See below for more information on what you may and may not do with our copyrighted materials.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.

Project photos on Flickr

Wiki with all the inventory information. Wanna pitch in and help organize? [Currently offline until migrated to new software]

We are using 100% GPL’ed software for this project — Linux, OpenOffice, MoinMoin, python, etc.

We’ve just starting, but stop by later and check on our progress! Drop us email or IM if you want to help.

2 Responses to “Turkey Hill graveyard project (Merrimack, NH)”

  1. [...] My two pet projects that I’d like to write in python are “pull info from a spreadsheet and set title, description, tags, etc on specific photos already hosted on Flickr.com” (to support this genealogy project) and “pull info from a Zoph (nice, but defunct) web/MySQL-based photo organizer and dump it into the next great photo organizer (F-Stop? something else?) without loosing too much data” [...]

  2. [...] The last couple of weekends have been busy, but Griffin and I found some time today to continue documenting the Turkey Hill Graveyard. We are about 1/4 of the way through and with the school year rapidly approaching, this looks like a multi-year project. [...]