24 Feb 2020

Author: BillionGraves

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September T-shirt Winners 

Today’s the last day to upload photos for a September t-shirt. Here are this month’s winners: Ddwertman lmwillett Sophie mlmckenzie smflatness Gayle sadie63 Jeremyeguzman waynedaz Simini WizardAlex J_and_K marnweeks lisabug If you’ve crossed the 1,000 threshold (for either GPS-tagged photos or transcriptions) and you have…

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…

Deciphering Welsh Writing 

Transcribers may have noticed the recent influx of Welsh headstones. When BillionGraves first started to get a lot of photos from Sweden, one of our users provided information to help us transcribe Swedish stones. Luckily one of the individuals uploading photos from Wales has supplied…