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The new iPhone app BillionGraves.com (1BGraves)
lets you contribute to the site’s gravestone image database while on the road. Even
without the app, you can add transcriptions to the site’s online database. On the
site, you can search gravestone records by person or cemetery (it looks like few stones
are recorded yet, but you can find cemeteries listed with maps showing their locations).
The entire 1930
Mexico Census is now complete on FamilySearch. This indexing project started
in September2007 and encompassed 13 million records.
Here’s an update on a smaller genealogy subscription site you may not be familiar
with: Family Tree Connection,
launched in 2003, is approaching 2 million records. The names were transcribed from
more than 5,400 documents including Masonic lodge rosters, military rosters, insurance
claims, tax lists, orphanage records, club and society member lists, prisoner logs
and mug shots, school catalogs, yearbooks, railroad employee information, rural telephone
directories, church member lists and more.
added new US WWII Navy Muster Rolls (1938-1949) and a US Navy Cruise Books
Index (1918-2009) to its military records collection.
Among the New England Historic Genealogical
Society’s (NEHGS) upcoming events is Come Home to New England, a weeklong
educational event featuring research opportunities, individual research consultations,
lectures and more. It takes place June 13-18 at NEHGS’s Boston headquarters. Learn
more on the NEHGS website.