Tag Archives: BillionGraves

Insider Secrets from BillionGraves Super-Fans — BillionGraves Blog December 10, 2019

Straight from BillionGraves Super-Fans, here are some insider secrets, professional tips, and new perspectives! These great ideas will help you become a better cemetery photographer, a more efficient data transcriber, and a more effective genealogist! Insider Secret #1: Finding a … Continue reading

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Coffelt Database of Vietnam Casualties – Tombstone Tuesdays December 10, 2019

I found this a while back – Coffelt Database of Vietnam Casualties: http://www.coffeltdatabase.org. More information: http://www.coffeltdatabase.org/srchbyname.php. MARCH 2019 We have imposed a usage limit. You can access a maximum of 14 casualty pages a day. If you exceed a daily … Continue reading

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Calvary Cemetery, Queens County, New York – Tombstones Tuesdays December 3, 2019

Calvary Cemetery (all four sections) is the largest cemetery – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvary_Cemetery_(Queens,_New_York), by number of burials, inurnments, entombments, etc. in the United States. It has over 3 million permanent residents. It’s only 365 acres in size. It pales in land area … Continue reading

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Mayflower Family Gravestones — BillionGraves Blog – Tombstones Tuesdays November 26, 2019

Mayflower family gravestones help tell the story of the 102 passengers who set sail for America in 1620 with hopes of a better life and a place where they and their children could worship in peace. It was a harrowing … Continue reading

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10 Catholic Gravestone Symbols — BillionGraves Blog November 19, 2019

This was originally sent me to me in an e-mail on October 26, 2019, but when I clicked on the link, it was invalid. Don’t know if it’s still going to be a two-part series or not. Been checking weekly … Continue reading

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Abbreviations on U. S. Military Headstones Don’t Always Mean What You Think – November 16, 2019

I started working on this post November 16th after seeing too many cases on Find-A-Grave and BillionGraves where people were not aware of the V. A. guidelines on acronyms/initials/abbreviations. This was before finding out my brother-in-law had passed away on … Continue reading

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Happy 89th Birthday Mom, You Are Not Forgotten – November 15, 2019

Mom died July 31, 1997 at age 66. This post is to honor her memory. She was a very private person so I won’t share too much of her life. You can read some of her story on her Find-A-Grave … Continue reading

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The Wikipedia of Graves: Israeli App CemoMemo Brings Cemeteries Into The Digital Age – No Camels November 4, 2019

I found this today in a search – The Wikipedia of Graves: Israeli App CemoMemo Brings Cemeteries Into The Digital Age: nocamels.com/2019/11/wikipedia-graves-israeli-app-cemomemo/. For the direct CemoMemo link – https://cemomemo.kinneret.ac.il/home (choose English if it shows up in Hebrew). You can use … Continue reading

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Cemetery/Graving Websites November 6, 2019

If you go to https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/Tombstone-tuesday/ or https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/category/cemetery/, this is my weekly theme post about cemeteries, graving websites, and things related to the above items as well as posts that have been put in the Cemetery category. In addition to the … Continue reading

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Cemetery Records Mistakes – Tombstone Tuesdays November 5, 2019

I was on a cemetery website the other day. I lost track of which one, but it was very detailed when you wanted to find someone who was buried in the cemetery. You could search by name and it included … Continue reading

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