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Montgomery County Cemetery Inventory Revisited project

February 07, 2018

Greetings and thank you for expressing interest regarding the Montgomery County Cemetery Inventory Revisited project.  We are relying solely on volunteers to make this a success, so we truly appreciate that you’re willing to help us out!
Please take a moment to read the details about this project at www.montgomerypreservation.org.
In order to coordinate this project efficiently, we are hosting a series of training sessions to present project objectives, answer your questions and concerns, and offer instruction about our digital process of evaluating our county’s burial sites. At the conclusion of the session, you will be given access to the volunteer packet and survey documents and be ready to begin your site visits.
The third session will be held at St. Paul Community Church at 14730 Sugarland Ln, Poolesville, MD on Saturday, February 10th from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.  Parking is available in the church lot and along Sugarland Lane. Please call Eileen’s cell at 301-801-3128 if you have difficulty finding this location.
This training session will focus specifically on African American burial sites and is open to all project volunteers. Attendees will be treated to a brief talk about Mutual Beneficial Societies and a tour around this cemetery that has been documented, mapped, cleaned up, and maintained by descendants of emancipated slaves.
If you plan to visit the cemeteries with a friend, please bring that person along as a volunteer waiver will need to be signed by all participants.
The only item we ask you to bring is your mobile device (iPhone, Android, iPad, etc.) Our site evaluations will be done with map applications and your camera.  If you do not have a mobile device or a digital camera, we still would like you to attend. Alternate methods are available for gathering the information!
Please spread the word about this important project. The more volunteers who participate, the quicker we can complete the 300+ cemeteries!
Your RSVP to mococems@gmail.com is requested so we can prepare enough chairs and have enough materials on hand for every attendee.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Glenn Wallace, MCCI-R Coordinator
Eileen McGuckian, MCCI-R Project Director
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