11 Dec 2018

Tag: Why we do it

Stories

“You Never Know Who You’ll Find” 

Paul Smith (also known as “Graving Guy” at his local historical society) has found a LOT of interesting things in cemeteries. Most of them he wasn’t even looking for in the first place. “For me, that’s the big advantage of doing the photographing. I mean,…

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Paying It Forward 

Lyle Clugg was so excited about BillionGraves when he first attended a class about it two years ago that he went out and bought a smartphone the next month. “The whole reason why I got a smartphone was because of what I heard at that…

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The Brick Wall Breakthrough 

Norma Storrs Keating—a professional genealogist for over 20 years—was stumped. She was working on a project for a client named Emmett (name has been changed), but could find no trace of his maternal grandmother. Emmett has been estranged from his mother for a few years,…