Category Archives: Cemetery

Find-A-Grave Beta Available

After eighteen (18 months) of delay, Find-A-Grave finally released their beta for people to try out. You can find it at https://new.findagrave.com (instead of https://www.findagrave.com). You can also click on the link on the main page of Find-A-Grave. So far, … Continue reading

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BillionGraves Million More In May Contest

In its sixth annual Million Contest, BillionGraves has some awesome prizes. Worth noting the tiers do not stack so if you achieve Tier 3 in one category and Tier 2 in the other, you only get the Tier 3 prize. … Continue reading

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Why Not To Rely on Obits, Death Certificates, and Cemetery Records When Adding Memorials to Find-A-Grave

Apologies for the long blog post title, but there is a reason for it. Find-A-Grave has one major rule when it comes to adding memorials. The surname has to match the surname on the headstone. The first name, middle name, … Continue reading

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Ancestry.com Releases Find-A-Grave App for Android Devices

Ancestry.com announced the release of an Android app for Find-A-Grave. Ancestry released an Apple version of the app back in March. In the middle of a sleet/snow event here so I won’t have much time to check it for now. … Continue reading

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Remembering Veterans Today

This post is dedicated to veterans.Starting with my father, my oldest brother, numerous uncles, cousins, and other family members who have served in the military.   A special shout-out goes to Daniel Kring, my great-grandfather’s brother who paid the ultimate … Continue reading

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Find-A-Grave Beta Testing Uploading Untranscribed Photos

Update: The waiting period is not working at the moment. (Last updated 17 October 2014) Added my first impressions on this blog post: http://upsdownsfamilyhistory.com/2014/10/first-impressions-find-a-grave-upload-untranscribed-photos  New update from Find-A-Grave. Upload untranscribed photos. This a huge step forward as having to transcribe a memorial … Continue reading

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52 Ancestor Week 27 Margaret Helma (Koehn) Posey

Here’s the story behind the challenge if you want to participate. http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/52-ancestors-in-52-weeks. Amy’s recap of Week 27 (link will be added as soon as Amy posts one). According to Ancestry.com, Margaret is related to me as niece of husband of sister-in-law of … Continue reading

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