UGA Virtual Chapter presents Tim Cross - FamilySearch and Billion Graves
Billion Graves provides the standard for how source records will be integrated into FamilySearch going forward. The understanding of where an ancestor is buried has new meaning. Visiting the cemetery will never be the same again.
iPhone and Android phones do more than just enable you to text and talk: with GPS capabilities and fully functional cameras, these popular devices can also help your family history. One way to do it is through a program called BillionGraves, which uses technology innovations to help researchers find and map the overwhelmingly useful information on cemetery headstones. This tool helps the genealogical community document the names and locations of every headstone with photos. All the information is available online, for free, so if you can't visit to a distant cemetery, you can still find everything you need in one place.
www.familysearch.org and linking source records into the Family Tree (new FamilySearch).
November 17, 2011, 7:00 pm MT @
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