11 Dec 2018

Tag: progress

Competitions

Week 1: September Showdown! 

Alright everyone, it’s been a full week and here’s the score: That’s right. Our transcribers have quite a large lead on our uploaders! BUT the good news is that the weekend is here! So let’s get out there, Team Photography, and narrow that gap! Don’t…

Events

Million More in May: Earn MORE Free Stuff! 

The number of records flowing into the database this month has been monumental! We are so appreciative of the efforts our volunteers are putting in. Participation this month has grown dramatically—in registrations, image uploads, and transcriptions. Your efforts have provided a giant boost to the…

Events

Teamwork in Action 

This weekend, a few of us here at BillionGraves were able to participate in an Eagle Scout Project hosted at a local cemetery. The project was a huge success. Each volunteer had a great time providing service to their community. With everyone involved, the whole…

Another Successful Saturday 

This weekend we held our mapping event in Sandy, Utah, USA. We spread the word as best we could to the genealogy community, and we were pleasantly surprised by some new faces among the usual suspects. We started out the day by training everyone on…

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Growing Grave Records 

The BillionGraves database of headstone photos and transcribed records just keeps growing, thanks to all of you. Starting this week, I’m going to post a list of all the countries you’ve been uploading from, along with lists of the states, provinces, and other sections within…

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Transcribing for Posterity 

Recently BillionGraves crossed the 200,000-record mark, and the number it still climbing. In light of all these available records, I thought I’d revisit some points on how to give the best you can while you’re transcribing. The most important part about transcribing is remembering that…