The BillionGraves team is excited for RootsTech, the annual genealogy and technology conference in Salt Lake City, Utah that is happening THIS WEEKEND—(March 21-23)!
To kick off the week, Myrt (a.k.a. Pat) from DearMyrtle.com broadcasted her weekly “Mondays with Myrt” show from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Myrt is one of the kindest, most knowledgeable ladies I’ve ever met and I had a blast meeting this superstar genealogist! I also got to meet some other genealogy bloggers there: Heather Rojo (Nutfield Genealogy), Jill Ball (Geniaus), Thomas MacEntee (Geneabloggers), Dianne Miller (flip-pal.com), and Lisa Alzo (lisaalzo.com). Talk about a fun group of people!
And here’s the video of when I got to chat with Myrt one-on-one:
Feel free to watch the whole broadcast, these people are doing exciting things in the genealogy world!
Needless to say, this broadcast made me even more excited for RootsTech this weekend. Will you be there? I’d love to meet you! Comment below or tweet us (@BillionGraves) to let us know if you’ll be there.
Better yet, come to the BillionGraves booth (#425, click here for a map) and let us know what you’re up to! It’s going to be an awesome weekend!Read More
Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! With the holiday on my mind, I decided to look up all the cemeteries named for St. Patrick, and what did I find? OVER 55 CEMETERIES in the United States alone!
Saint Patrick Catholic Cemetery — Ridgway, Illinois
Saint Patrick Catholic Cemetery — Sherman, Wisconsin
Saint Patrick Catholic Cemetery — Nevada, Iowa
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Oxoboxo River, Connecticut
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Henry, Illinois
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Lagro, Indiana
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Colesburg, Iowa
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Wayne, Iowa
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Gem, Kansas
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Corning, Kansas
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Gypsum, Kansas
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Port Sulphur, Louisiana
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Merrill, Michigan
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Essexville, Michigan
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Kandiyohi, Minnesota
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Dumont, Minnesota
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Melrose, Minnesota
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Holden, Missouri
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Stanberry, Missouri
Saint Patrick Cemetery — St. Patrick, Missouri
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Butte, Montana
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Ceresco, Nebraska
Saint Patrick Cemetery — North Platte, Nebraska
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Locust Valley, New York
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Coeymans, New York
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Watervliet, New York
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Taberg, New York
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Moriah, New York
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Bombay, New York
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Victor, New York
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Colton, New York
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Brasher Falls, New York
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Minto, North Dakota
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Grand Rapids, Ohio
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Saint Patrick Cemetery — White Haven, Pennsylvania
Saint Patrick Cemetery — St Francis, South Dakota
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Cavour, South Dakota
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Montrose, South Dakota
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Batesville, Texas
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Sabinal, Texas
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Boscobel, Wisconsin
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Wrightstown, Wisconsin
Saint Patrick Cemetery — New London, Wisconsin
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Hudson, Wisconsin
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Wyoming, Illinois
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Buda, Illinois
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Anna, Ohio
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Tolono, Illinois
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Thompson, Ohio
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Osseo, Minnesota
Saint Patrick Cemetery — Walnut, Kansas
Saint Patrick Church Cemetery — Wentzville, Missouri
Which ones did I miss? Do you know of any other Saint Patrick Cemeteries? Surely there’s got to be some in Europe, right?
Speaking of Saint Patrick’s Day, here’s a video from History.com of things you probably didn’t know about St. Patrick’s day. Who knew Saint Patrick wasn’t actually Irish? News to me!
Happy St. Patrick’s day from all of us at BillionGraves!
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!Read More
As BillionGraves is growing rapidly, we are excited to increase our Spanish records not only in Spain but in Latin America as well. One of our biggest Spanish-speaking supporters is Sonia Meza. She is a fantastic genealogist and has a highly successful blog: Red De Antepasados. Read more about Sonia here.
Next weekend, Sonia will be in Utah at RootsTech—the huge Family History and Technology Conference in Salt Lake City. While there, she will be teaching a class called “Finding Spanish Records from Your Couch” where she will be showing you how to find Spanish records right from your home. About this topic, Sonia says “Unless the blood of your ancestors never mixed with colonizers, political exiles or emigrants from Spain—which did happen in some cases—sooner or later you will have to cast your eyes on Europe and review the shared history that has united Spain and America for six centuries.” Sonia’s class will be taught in both English and Spanish.
We are sure excited to hear from Sonia on Saturday, March 23 at 11:00am in Room 155C of the Salt Palace. You won’t want to miss this class!
Este blog en español:
Como BillionGraves está creciendo rápidamente, estamos muy contentos de poder aumentar nuestros registros españoles no sólo en España sino también en América Latina. Uno de nuestros mayores partidarios españoles de habla es Sonia Meza. Ella es un genealogista fantástica y tiene un blog muy exitoso: Red De Antepasados. Lea más acerca de Sonia aquí.
En la semana que viene, Sonia estará en Utah en RootsTech—la Conferencia de Tecnología y Historia Familiar enorme en Salt Lake City. allí, ella enseñará una clase llamada “Encuentra Registros Españoles Desde Tu Sofá,” donde se le muestra cómo encontrar los registros españoles desde su hogar. Sobre este tema, Sonia dice: “A menos que la sangre de sus antepasados nunca se mezclaba con los colonizadores, los exiliados políticos o emigrantes de España, que han sucedido en algunos casos, tarde o temprano, tendrá que echar la vista en Europa y revisar la historia compartida que ha unido a España y América durante seis siglos.” La clase que se enseña Sonia se impartirá en Español y Inglés.
Estamos muy animados para escuchar a Sonia, el sábado 23 de marzo a las 11:00 de la mañana en el cuarto 155C del Salt Palace. Usted no querrá perderse esta clase!
Check out the top uploaders and transcribers at the end of the first full week of March BillionGraves Madness! Where do you stand?
We’ve had a fantastic week with thousands of uploads and record-breaking transcriptions! Thank you for your contributions, the competition is tight!
We need a big push for images this week, our transcribers are going through records faster than ever! So get out there and upload as many images as you can, and let’s give our fast-fingered transcribers a REAL challenge!
Click here to see latest numbers on the BillionGraves bracket.Read More