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FamilySearch Adds Over 5.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Brazil, New Zealand, & the USA

The following data is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 5.1 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, New Zealand, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 375,900 indexed records from the Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980, collection; the 1,152,816 indexed records and images from the U.S., BillionGraves Index, […]

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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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BBC Scotland has created an Online Database of 21,740 Scots Who Died During WWII

The following excerpt is from an article posted at the May 7, 2014 BBC website. To mark the 69th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day BBC Scotland has created an ONLINE DATABASE of 21,740 of the 57,000 Scots who died during World War Two. Etched into sun-seared stone, the names of hundreds of Scots […]

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Civil War Trust Buys about an Acre of Gettysburg’s East Cemetery Hill

The following teaser is from an article posted in the April 30, 2014 edition of EveningSun.com As evening fell on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, a small band of Louisiana soldiers charged East Cemetery Hill, knocking back Ohio troops manning cannons at the hill’s crest. A hand-to-hand struggle ensued, according to the […]

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Gainesville, Florida Cemetery an Historical Landmark

The following excerpt is from an article by Lawrence Chan, published in the April 18, 2014 edition of wuft.org: It started with a baby and a cedar tree. In 1856, James Tilatha Thomas, a cotton farmer and landowner, buried his 10-day-old daughter beneath a cedar tree. Eight months later, his wife Elizabeth Jane Hall Thomas […]

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National Park Service Adds Arlington National Cemetery to National Register of Historic Places

The following announcement is from the National Park Service: Washington: April 15, 2014 – The National Park Service today announced that Arlington National Cemetery Historic District, which includes the famed military cemetery among 69 contributing features, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy […]

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Anaheim, California’s Holy Cross Cemetery

Cemteries and those buried in them are often forgotten… Here’s a teaser from an article about one of those forgotten places… You know a cemetery is lonely when the man in charge of it doesn’t have a clue about its history. And that’s exactly the case with Holy Cross Cemetery in Anaheim, one of the […]

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Gainesville, Georgia African-American Cemetery Found

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the April 8, 2014 edition of gainesvilletimes.com: A temporary, handwritten sign marks the site of the small cemetery. It reads “New Bethel Church, Strickland Cemetery.” The final word has already faded though the sign was erected only a few months prior. The sign was placed there […]

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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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FamilySearch Adds Nearly 11.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, Canada, England, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, & the USA

The following was received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added close to 11.1 million indexed records and images to collections from Barbados, BillionGraves, Brazil, Canada, England, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,703,529 indexed records from the U.S., Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846–1910, collection; […]

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It’s Time to Make Reasonable Access to the Burial Place of Nearly 1 Million New Yorkers

The following excerpt is from a fascinating opinion article posted March 18, 2014 on the New York Times website. The author’s opinion is that Hart Island should be transferred from the Department of Corrections to the Department of Parks and Recreation – making it much more available to he public. ON New York City maps, […]

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Hundreds of Headstones Charred by Fire at Chattanooga National Cemetery

The following teaser is from an article in the March 11, 2014 edition of timesfreepress.com: For the second time in less than two months a Sunday afternoon grass fire has scorched tombstones at Chattanooga National Cemetery, and state and national investigators want to know why. A 911 call came in at 1:54 p.m. Sunday informing […]

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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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Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum Cemetery Found – and it’s In The Way

The following teaser is from the March 8, 2014 edition of local10.com: CNN – Amid a grove of trees, buried beneath the grass and dirt, Mississippi’s past is colliding with its future. Surveyors last month discovered dozens of neat, tight rows of coffins just feet below the ground at the University of Mississippi Medical Center […]

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