Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for: Legacy Mobile is available for download from the Apple AppStore!
Otter Creek Holdings announced its release at RootsTech2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The setting for this announcement was ideal in that this new app will change the way people use technology to build and discover their family trees forever.
This exciting new app brings some great tools for you and all for free! These include:
Mobile family tree that you can take with you wherever you go (whether you have an internet connection or not!). You can also add images to each individual on your family tree as well as edit their birth and death dates, locations, children, spouse(s) and parents. This tree syncs with FamilySearch, BillionGraves, and other genealogy resources (coming soon!)
Links to and the ability to search records on FamilySearch. With this feature you can find relatives already in the FamilySearch database and add them to your family tree.
Edit individual profiles for people on your family tree. Locate where their major life events happened and see the story unfold on the map!
The groundbreaking LegacyTec Technology that allows you to search records simply by taking a picture of a headstone. This allows you to find information about the people buried there simply by taking a picture. And if after you take the picture and there is no record for it already on BillionGraves, it will give you the option to upload it to BillionGraves right then.
And even more features coming soon! Got ideas on what we should add? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear them!
To see how to it works, watch our intro video:
Download the Legacy Mobile app and see how technology can work for you! And don’t forget, if you like Legacy Mobile on Facebook or follow Legacy Mobile on Twitter, you could win an iPad Mini this month with the Legacy Mobile Launch!
What do you like about Legacy Mobile? Is there anything you would like to see on the app? Leave a comment below or leave a review in the AppStore. We take all the feedback we get seriously and would love to hear what you think!
Thank you everyone for participating in our March friendly competitions. We had 221,818 records uploaded with this month and 292,950 records transcribed! That puts this month in the top four record months of all time! We sure had fun watching the records pour in and the transcribers record them just as fast (if not faster!). We hope you had fun as well!
We also had a blast seeing our contributors in action with our Twitter/Instagram T-shirt contest. Here are the winners:
Thank you to everyone who submitted your photos, it was sure fun to see them!
And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for (drumroll please): the winners of this month’s March BillionGraves Madness:
Top Uploader (winner of a $50 Visa gift card):
Pergler: 15,364 pictures
Top Two Uploaders (winners of CleanerTec kits):
TurningLeaves: 7,600 images
denis_ashton: 7,393 images
Top Four Uploaders (winners of Capacitive gloves):
duonoaikouka: 5,954 images
David58: 4,778 images
Whitejaegar: 4,776 images
larcol: 4,715 images
Top Eight Uploaders (winners of BillionGraves T-shirts):
ryant: 4,152 images
knight1234: 4,128 images
Will: 4,030 images
hunteryeary: 3,897 images
Jim Pack: 3,761 images
LuciJoy: 3,745 images
Rlturner53: 3,497 images
cindykay1: 3,336 images
Top Transcriber (winner of a $50 Visa Gift Card):
bonniecunliffe: 35,277 transcriptions
Top Two Transcribers (winners of a CleanerTec kits):
FamFinder: 31,326 transcriptions
CWiscount: 23,867 transcriptions
Top Four Transcribers (winners of Capacitive gloves):
kring1bc: 8,554 transcriptions
AcesKitten: 8,006 transcriptions
kblack: 7,683 transcriptions
Maxmo11: 7,090 transcriptions
Top Eight Transcribers (winners of BillionGraves T-shirts):
judysusa: 6,631 transcriptions
TurningLeaves: 6,237 transcriptions
janettelaurie: 5,880 transcriptions
trishkovach: 5,424 transcriptions
schua1: 4,857 transcriptions
keanderson: 4,824 transcriptions
Patty C: 4,794 transcriptions
cindykay1: 4,371 transcriptions
Congratulations everyone! Watch your email inboxes today for details on how to claim your prize!
The brackets are tight as our uploaders and transcribers compete night and day for our awesome prizes! Keep watching the March BillionGraves Madness page to see where you stand!
As the weekend approaches, our transcribers are getting more and more anxious to keep getting those images into the BillionGraves database. And this is where we need YOUR help:
WE NEED MORE IMAGES!
Our excellent transcribers are almost cranking them out faster than we can bring them in, so let’s all step up our game.
In the U.S. alone, it looks like weather temperatures will be up this weekend, especially in the south and west areas of the country with a promise of sunshine in other areas of the world. So don’t forget to head out to your local cemetery this weekend and let’s get those pictures rolling in while the weather gives us the chance!
It’s that time of year again–when college basketball teams from all over the United States hope for a place in the NCAA’s March Madness tournament. Well…you may not follow U.S. college basketball, so we’ve decided to host our own competition!
- The “Top” winner in each bracket will receive a $50 Visa gift card redeemable at most retailers
- “Top Two” prize winners will receive a CleanerTec cleaning kit of their choosing (up to a $42.95 value)
- “Top Four” prize winners will receive a pair of capacitive gloves (to keep your fingers warm while still taking pictures!)
- “Top Eight” prize winners will receive a BillionGraves t-shirt
Contributing to the BillionGraves project while winning free stuff? It couldn’t get better than that!
So take advantage of the rising temperatures to capture some images at your local cemetery or get your transcribing game on. The more you do, the higher up on the bracket you’ll be! You won’t want to miss out on these awesome prizes!
This week was a big one for BillionGraves as we hit two major milestones: 3,000,000 records and 30,000 users!
This is a phenomenal achievement seeing as BillionGraves is barely a year and a half old! And we owe it all to YOU! Thanks to our awesome users, we have been able to get this far and we definitely can’t do it without you!
Keep up the good work, and let’s keep the records coming in. Our transcribers are faster than ever and they are in need of uploads every single day. All it takes is 20-30 minutes in your local cemetery to upload around 200 pictures. So go out, get some fresh air on your lunch break or on your way home from work and help us on our way to one BILLION graves!
Thank you for all your contributions!