The BillionGraves team is proud to announce that we have reached 6,000,000 records!
We are so thrilled about the wonderful progress being made and are excited for the next million records! We couldn’t have done it without the wonderful contributors who are visiting and photographing cemeteries throughout the world as well as all those transcribing all those images!
You can help contribute to the cause by transcribing a few of the thousand of images waiting for transcription! Thank you all for your amazing contributions!
* Countries include: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Guatemala, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, The Netherlands, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States.
That’s right, BillionGraves hit the 5 MILLION records mark this weekend! And that’s not even counting the 298,000+ images still waiting in the queue!
This is another huge milestone for BillionGraves and we can’t thank you enough! This is no doubt due to all your hard work during these last few months! Thank you for all your countless hours traveling to cemeteries, taking pictures, uploading them, and then transcribing all of them!
There is still so much more to do (including over 298,000 MORE records still to transcribe) so keep up the great work! You are all amazing!
BillionGraves is excited to announce our new partnership with GenealogyBank. This is a very unique partnership because you now have access to over a billion supporting records that will solve the mysteries in YOUR family tree!
GenealogyBank and BillionGraves stand side by side to provide you the records you need to fill in those gaps, verify your family tree, and perpetuate the stories of your ancestors through:
- Birth and Marriage records
- Various news articles from historical newspapers
- Passenger lists
- Military and government records found in historical books and documents
- And more!
Because of this partnership, you are now able to access that information as easily as using our search page.
Now when you do a search on BillionGraves.com, you will notice that a green bar is displayed that says “Search for <name> on GenealogyBank“. Clicking on that bar will extend your search by taking you to the GenealogyBank site. If you already have a GenealogyBank subscription, log in and you will automatically be directed to any related records.
If you don’t already have an account, sign up for one (right now there is a 30-day risk-free trial available) to see how GenealogyBank can greatly aid in your research!
Don’t let this valuable information slip through your fingertips by letting your family stories go undiscovered and untold!
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!