Several local history students are spending their holiday break in the cold, documenting graves at the historic Oakland Cemetery.
LSU-Shreveport history students and their professor, Dr. Gary Joiner, have been transcribing and taking pictures of graves during the past couple of weeks. They use their mobile phones to upload the information to the website, www.billiongraves.com.
The cemetery has around 4,000 burials. So far, the group has transcribed more than 300 of them.
Dr. Gary Joiner also said the cemetery is getting a makeover. It will receive a new iron fence around it and the roads will get repaved.