One of the greatest joys of this project are the messages we get from visitors who are pleased to find a photo of a sought after headstone – whether it be a stone for someone they knew and loved, or for someone they’ve been seeking as part of their family history.

Unfortunately there are many photos that are unsearchable because they are difficult, or impossible, to decipher. That means those named on the stone cannot be found.

To change that, we’re starting the First Annual Unreadables Challenge! The goal is to decipher as many headstones as possible.

Can you help put a name to some of our unreadable stones and possibly help someone find their long-lost relation?