This entry is part of 3 in the seriesCemetery CrowdsourcingBy Miryelle Resek Participating in cemetery crowdsourcing may seem overwhelming; there are millions of graves and only one you. However, with everyone taking part in a small way, a major work can be accomplished.
Lisa Louise Cooke runs the popular website Genealogy Gems. As an official RootsTech Ambassador, she had the chance to interview individuals at RootsTech 2015 in Salt Lake City. Four of her videos are already available on YouTube. Lisa plans to release new videos on her YouTube Channel. She interviewed Hudson Gunn, Diahan Southard, and Mary Tedesco. The […]
Thousands of volunteers put in countless hours of volunteer time at BillionGraves.com. Some travel across the country and spend their personal vacation time taking pictures of tombstones in remote back woods cemeteries. Others spend time at their computers transcribing information from online tombstone images in an effort to create easy to use indexes. Many ask, […]
For those of you who are involved in imaging and indexing tombstones for Billion Graves, you will be interested in learning that Otter Creek Holdings recently launched the Legacy Mobile app to the AppStore for the iPhone and iPad. This exciting new app will allow you to take your FamilySearch Family Tree with you on […]
FamilySearch is pleased to announce that iLived.org and FamilyHero.com are the first new certified Family Tree access applications in 2013. These two products join LegacyStories.org as Family Tree Connect certified. “Certified” means the product is compatible with FamilySearch.org and has features that conform to our strict standards of quality. Also newsworthy, a bigger and better […]
Día de los Muertos sounds like the perfect holiday for genealogists. Who wouldn’t want to spend the day in a cemetery visiting the graves of our deceased ancestors? Combine that with a party atmosphere and you have the Latin American celebration of Día de los Muertos. Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead […]
I just returned from a trip to southern Minnesota to visit with my family. Just before my trip I checked with the Billion Graves website and found that none of the local cemeteries had their tombstones digitally photographed, so I added that to my agenda of things to do. Southern Minnesota is on the Great […]