Category Archives: Cemetery

BillionGraves Updates Its Privacy Policy

Something that’s become common to my e-mail Inbox lately is a growing number of updated Privacy Policy notices due to the EU’s new GDPR privacy policy that goes into effect on May 25, 2018. If you aren’t familiar with the … Continue reading

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RootsWeb Progress Update

I am not seeing any new update on Ancestry or RootsWeb (last one was late March 2018), but I did see an e-mail from one of the RootsWeb lists I subscribe that indicated I needed to sign up with RootsWeb … Continue reading

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ABMC (American Battle Monuments Commission) May 2018 Events

ABMC (American Battle Monuments Commission May 2018 events https://abmc.gov/news-events/events (for some reason, it won’t show dates if I restrict the date to May 2018 so the link includes dates through the rest of the year, but I copy/pasted the May … Continue reading

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Roy Hawthorne, Sr. – Navajo Code Talker Dies

https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2018/04/24/world-war-ii-navajo-code-talker-dies-at-92/ and https://navajotimes.com/reznews/code-talker-roy-hawthorne-sr-passes/ and https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/veterans/navajo-code-talker-roy-hawthorne-sr-dies-at-92/ Roy Hawthorne Sr. was one of the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II. You can visit his memorial on Find-A-Grave:  https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/189103321/roy-hawthorne You can learn more about the Code Talkers at http://www.historynet.com/world-war-ii-navajo-code-talkers.htm.  

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BillionGraves Million in May 2018 Madness

As mentioned on the BillionGraves blog, http://blog.billiongraves.com/2018/04/million-more-in-may-starts-now/. and runs through the end of May – Contest begins May 1, 2018, and ends May 31, 2018, @ 11:59 pm GMT (That’s 6 pm MST). The Million More in May Competition is … Continue reading

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Find-A-Grave FAQs – Inscription Field

Seems some think the inscription field on Find-A-Grave should include the person’s name and birth/death dates and other things that don’t go in this field. However, per the FAQs, those items don’t go in the inscription field: The inscription field … Continue reading

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Find-A-Grave FAQs Change On Scanned Obits

Sometime in June 2017, Find-A-Grave made a major change to its FAQs. It does this on a regular basis and rarely lets people know about them which is why it is good to read them on a regular basis. I … Continue reading

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