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FamilySearch Adds Over 5.1 Million Images to Collections from Belgium, England, India, Italy, Sweden, Ukraine, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 5.1 million images to collections from Belgium, England, India, Italy, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,571,405 indexed records and images from the new Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541–1910, collection; the 400,841 images from the Ukraine, Donetsk Church Books, […]

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BillionGraves iOS App Now Available in 25 Languages

The following is from Billion Graves: Last month we announced our international collaboration with MyHeritage to make BillionGraves available to every person in the world. Today we are happy to announce the release of our BillionGraves app in the iTunes markets in 25 languages! That’s right, the BillionGraves app is now available in 25 languages!! […]

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MyHeritage Produces Video About Their Global Cemetery Inititive

A few days ago, MyHeritage launched a pro-bono global initiative with BillionGraves to preserve every cemetery and gravestone in the world and they are providing the content online, for free. This project is important and beneficial for genealogists everywhere. MyHeritage just have produced a short video about it. It features Gilad Japhet (MyHeritage’s Founder and […]

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MyHeritage Team Captures over 50,000 Gravestone Images in 3 Hours in Isreal’s Segula Cemetery

I got a note from Daniel Horowitz at MyHeritage.com this morning telling me that the MyHeritage Israel team just kick-started their global initiative that we recently announced together with BillionGraves, the project in which they wish to digitally preserve the world’s cemeteries. Following is the majority of the note he sent me. “We decided that […]

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MyHeritage and BillionGraves Team Up to Digitally Preserve the World’s Cemeteries

MyHeritage and BillionGraves are working together to attempt to digitally preserve headstones worldwide. I think this is a great idea! MyHeritage has the worldwide influence to accomplish the photographing of headstones in many geographic areas of the Earth that thus far haven’t had much digitial preservation done in their cemeteries and burial sites. To accomplish […]

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Billion Graves Adds Supporting Records Feature

The following was written by Billion Graves Staff: After months of work in response to hundreds of user requests, BillionGraves has added several new features designed to validate and enhance the headstone records found on BillionGraves. The Supporting Record feature now allows users to upload evidence-based documents that support the BillionGraves records that have been […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 145 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from BillionGraves, England, Russia, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 145 million indexed records and images to collections from BillionGraves, England, Russia, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 65,593,352 indexed records from the new England and Wales, Birth Index, 1800–1920, collection, the 35,117,915 indexed records from the new England and Wales, Marriage […]

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Billion Graves Adds Store so You can Buy BillionGraves Gear

BillionGraves has added an online store where you can purchase BillionGraves apparel. According to the company, in honor of the store grand opening, they are giving customers 15% off on their first purchase from the BillionGraves store! Visit the Billion Graves blog for the promo code! This promo code is only good until November 15th, […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 9.5 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Argentina, BillionGraves, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, and the U.S.A.

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added more than 9.5 million indexed records and images from Argentina, BillionGraves, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,399,826 images from the new Denmark, Church Records, 1484-1941, collection, the 1,734,150 indexed records and images from the Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922, […]

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Billion Graves Upgrades their Android APP to Version 2.3

I’ve gotten notice that Billion Graves has an upgrade for their Android App. This is version 2.3, and it’s said to make “the Android version compatible with the latest devices, fixing some minor bugs that would cause the app to crash, freeze, etc.” Billion Graves also has a new site for the APP in the […]

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BillionGraves Introduces FamilyTree Connect

A couple weeks ago, BillionGraves surpassed 4 million records posted online. The company has been doing some interesting collaboration with FamilySearch of late. I had a good conversation with reps for the company at the SCGS Jamboree last week. They are doing some great work. The following is from BillionGraves. Now you can connect all […]

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BillionGraves Acquired by Otter Creek Holdings

The following News Release is from I-Newswire.com: Otter Creek Holdings, L.L.C., is proud to announce its recent acquisition of BillionGraves, a technology-based genealogical research company. Ogden (I-Newswire) January 16, 2013 – Since its inception almost two years ago, BillionGraves has become an internationally recognized company for its contributions to the genealogical community. Otter Creek Holdings […]

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