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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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Remembrance Day: Lest We Forget — BillionGraves Blog October 29, 2019

On November 11th, 1918 the guns fell silent across Europe as the Treaty of Versailles was signed to signify the end of World War I. And now this year – November 11, 2019 – commemorates the 101st anniversary of this … Continue reading

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JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry – Tombstone Tuesdays October 29, 2019

I can’t believe I missed this database for Tombstone Tuesdays, https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/ – see also https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm. The JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) is a database of names and other identifying information from Jewish cemeteries and burial records worldwide, from the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Dad October 26, 2019 – You Are Not Forgotten

While Dad has been gone since February 7, 1977, today would have been his 90th birthday. If you want, you can pay your respects to him on BillionGraves – https://billiongraves.com/headstone/Fredrick-Willard-Smith/843592 or Find-A-Grave – .https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/85161383/fredrick-willard-smith. It was about this time of the … Continue reading

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Online cemeteries – Dutch alternatives to Find a Grave – Tombstone Tuesdays October 22, 2019

In looking for this week’s Tombstone Tuesdays post, I came across this article – Online cemeteries – Dutch alternatives to Find a Grave: https://www.dutchgenealogy.nl/online-cemeteries/. Below is a partial list from the above link; other links are for war graves and … Continue reading

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Everyone Thought He Was Just A School Janitor, Then They Discovered His Heroic WWII Past – YouTube Video

I saw this on YouTube – Everyone Thought He Was Just A School Janitor, Then They Discovered His Heroic WWII Past: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y46QTMtPF-4 (around 6:50 minutes long). Not to spoil the story too much, but he was presumed dead when the … Continue reading

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20 Creative Eagle Scout Project Ideas – BillionGraves October 15, 2019

Over 2,700 words. For a synopsis of the 20 ideas, just do a search for Creative Eagle Scout Project Idea #, or simply look at the bullet points below: Creative Eagle Scout Project Idea #1: Take Photos of Gravestones Creative … Continue reading

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BillionGrave’s Club, Society, and Fraternity Gravestone Symbols – My View October 2, 2019

While waiting on Part 3 to show up, I decided to give my experiences with the symbols from all three (3) parts. This post was started before Part 3 showed up on September 30, 2019 although it posting after I … Continue reading

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Club, Society, and Fraternity Gravestone Symbols: Part 3 – BillionGraves September 30, 2019

I saw this on BillionGraves yesterday – http://blog.billiongraves.com/2019/09/30/5501/. One group missing from the list is Modern Woodmen of America (MWA): https://www.modernwoodmen.org/. They were the forerunners of the Woodmen of the World started by the same individual who later created the … Continue reading

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