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Portraits in Stone – BillionGraves Tombstone Tuesdays January 21, 2020

I checked BillionGraves earlier and saw this –  Portraits in Stone: https://blog.billiongraves.com/portraits-in-stone/. Thought it made a good Tombstone Tuesdays post. Families have been immortalizing their loved ones with portraits in stone on their gravesites for thousands of years. After all, it’s … Continue reading

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A Mystery of Iwo Jima Solved – YouTube Video UPS

I saw this yesterday on YouTube – A Mystery of Iwo Jima Solved – YouTube Video UPS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh-06Hy45Qc (about 4:57 minutes long). Nice to see the two who died were finally identified thanks to the UPS executive. Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3774625/charles-gilbert-fischer and … Continue reading

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Australian Gravestone Images – BillionGraves January 7, 2020

I saw this yesterday on BillionGraves – Australian Gravestone Symbols – BillionGraves: https://blog.billiongraves.com/australian-gravestone-symbols/. The full article is over 2,800 words! Here’s a snippet of less than 400 words. BillionGraves January 7, 2020 about 14 minute read –snip– It’s a great … Continue reading

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Some Suggestions on Taking Headstone Photographs – January 7, 2020

If you are going to take headstone photographs, here are some suggestions I recommend. It doesn’t matter if you take them for Find-A-Grave, BillionGraves, or any other graving website that allows photo uploads. First, take a distant shot, preferably close … Continue reading

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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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