Daily Archives: March 11, 2014

Spanish Flu – U.S. Patient Zero

Ancestry.com does a nice work-up on Private Albert Martin Gitchell, considered America’s Patient Zero in what would be called the Spanish Flu epidemic. Estimates were 500,000 – 700,000 deaths in the U.S. and 50 – 100 million worldwide. Albert survived, … Continue reading

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MyHeritage Employees Photograph Cemetery

As a kick-off event for a new global initiative between MyHeritage and BillionGraves, 80 MyHeritage employees photograph a complete cemetery, http://blog.myheritage.com/2014/03/myheritage-employees-digitize-an-entire-cemetery-to-kickstart-global-initiative using the BillionGraves app. At present, there are over 51,000 images waiting to be transcribed. http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemeteries/PetachTikvaSgulaCemetery/183053#cemetery_id=183053&lim=0&num=25&action=browse It’s an Israeli cemetery and the headstones … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors Week 9 Aunt “K”

Here’s the story behind the challenge if you want to participate. http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/52-ancestors-in-52-weeks. Here is the recap for Week 8. Week 8 had about 200 blog articles, with a few posted after the Wednesday deadline which will show up in this week’s recap. … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesdays Introduction Kent Sidney Smith (1943 – 2017) – March 11, 2014

Welcome to Tombstone Tuesdays, a weekly look at a tombstone, cemetery, or cemetery website. In some cases, the tombstone will be one I photographed. In other cases, it will be one I transcribed on BillionGraves. In some cases, the tombstone … Continue reading

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