04 Oct 2023

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1940 Census 

The 1940 Census is out! Not only can you view the records for free (unlike previous census images), but you can download your research right from the site. An index for the 1940 census does not yet exist, but FamilySearch is providing a way for…


BillionGraves in the News 

Lynn Cassity from The Family Chronicle Magazine has highlighted BillionGraves in the March/April edition of the publication. You can purchase a copy or subscribe to the magazine here: http://www.familychronicle.com/current3.htm On her genealogy blog, Red de Antepasados reviewed BillionGraves and interviewed our own Rob Moncur. BillionGraves…


Tip: Capacitive Gloves 

We found another tip to help you continue to collect images this winter: capacitive gloves. These gloves have conductive fingertips to allow you to use your tablet or smartphone while wearing them! Grab a pair and head out to your nearest cemetery and keep working…


What a response! 

As many of you may recall–we posted some encouragement in the form of an email plea for more images. The response on that very day–was overwhelming. We experienced the largest single day of uploads ever recorded. 20% more uploads than our previous biggest day ever…


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…


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…