THANK YOU for all your efforts during Million More in May! We sure hope you had as much fun taking pictures as we did watching the records pour in by the thousands!
Here are the stats from Million More in May:
376,556 total images uploaded
316,108 total records transcribed
773 cemeteries added and
2,856 new users.
While we didn’t get a million uploads in May alone, we DID break our record for the largest number of uploads in a single month! Plus, during the month of May we also hit the 4,000,000 records mark! Thanks to all your hard work and contributions, BillionGraves is growing by the minute with more than 4 million records. What an amazing milestone!
The following people are the winners of our Million More in May prize: BillionGraves T-shirts!
- Ktwinston (25,197) + SUBWAY gift card!
- Carolyn (24,477) + SUBWAY gift card!
- OurFamilyBefore (20,336) + SUBWAY gift card!
- jaitken (12,157)
- Whitejaegar (11,225)
- Paulwuzhere (9,070)
- BeNotFotgotten (6,737)
- Kiwikel (6,553)
- Marty95A (6,499)
- Jim Pack (6,399)
- zaneermine (6,280)
- Charlene (6,203)
- Magnumopus (5,415)
- BobTurner (4,836)
- englishguyinwi (4,741)
- Relevo (4,675)
- Dabriase (4,561)
- BrittayaChuckie (4,480)
- pmoreno65 (4,038)
- Bonedigger (3,988)
- edeainfj (3,667)
- Sthooper (3,627)
- Campbell2u (3,625)
- Kathy (3,537)
- Poffenbergerds (3,513)
- TamKar (3,355)
- psych.cats (3,105)
- Kjetil (2,979)
- Tombstoneguy59 (2,919)
- jorobi (2,754)
If you are one of our 30 winners, watch your email for details on how to claim your prize or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Thank you for making Million More in May a wonderfully successful month!
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!
Congratulations! We had a monumental month at BillionGraves, and it’s all thanks to you. At BillionGraves, we’re all about bigger and better goals. Even our name is an audacious goal: One Billion Graves. Some people think it’s an impossible number, but there are truly a billion headstones out there, waiting to be documented and mapped.
Our Million in May goal was one of those bigger and better goals we like to set. During May 2012, our database received hundreds of thousands of new records. We had 2,825 new users sign up with BillionGraves. Over 500 users uploaded their first picture this month. Because of all this new participation, our database will be sure to grow more quickly moving forward. We saw new cemeteries being photographed all over the world, and we added 662 new cemeteries to the database. Previously, the month with the highest number of new records was April 2012. May was 3 times more successful than that! We did in one month what we did in our first 7 months last year. Our average daily upload has increased by 300%. Wow! The amount of growth has been huge, and again, we thank all of our volunteers for your hard work!
What’s Next? BillionGraves: In a State of Growth
We love the energy and enthusiasm you BillionGravers have shown, so let’s all keep going through June! June is going to be all about the progress of states, provinces, and countries around the world. The Leaderboard will show which US state, Canadian province, or country is producing the most new data! You’ll be able to see how well your state, province, or country is doing, and you’ll also be able to check on the progress of the states, provinces, and countries you want to research! We’re excited about the growth we’ve already experienced, and we are confident that June will be another epic month.
Congratulations to those who made the Leaderboard in May! Check out the results below. If you’re a winner, we will be contacting you via email soon to get you your prizes!
Today’s the last day to upload photos for a September t-shirt. Here are this month’s winners:
This Week’s Additions
- New York
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Västra Götaland
- smflatness (1697 images)
- Gayle (1154 transcriptions)
- sadie63 (1020 transcriptions)
- Jeremyeguzman (1005 transcriptions)
- Simini (1080 transcriptions)
- waynedaz (1076 transcriptions)