Linking past and present, one photo at a time


Missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently took photos of headstones at Beaver Lodge Cemetery as part of a digitalization effort to make headstones more readily accessible for people seeking information about their ancestors.

Cemeteries hold a wealth of history. Each headstone is a slice of someone's past, a timeline connecting them to the present. Someone just needs to connect the dots.

Thanks to the efforts of missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, those links are being made.

Because COVID-19 has curtailed traditional work of sharing the message of Jesus Christ for many missionaries, including those serving in Carter County, Dakotas Mission President Scott L. Howell, a former sexton and an amateur genealogist, gave the local elders cameras and sent them to Beaver Lodge Cemetery, as...

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