Documenting Cemeteries with BillionGraves

Cathy Wallace
Sep 23, 2022
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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Getting Started
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Pack a Cemetery Bag
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Upload Your Photos
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Transcribe
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Genealogical Research
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

If headstones could talk, they would have a lot of stories to tell. But they can’t, so BillionGraves is the next best thing. BillionGraves is the world’s largest GPS-linked cemetery data resource. As you take photos with the BillionGraves app on your phone, each gravestone is automatically marked with a GPS location. The data is then transcribed by volunteers, plotted on cemetery maps, and preserved on BillionGraves, FamilySearch, and MyHeritage websites for millions of families around the globe for generations to come.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Cathy Wallace is the Special Projects Coordinator for BillionGraves. She writes BillionGraves’ blog posts, manages projects, and helps to plan cemetery events around the world. Cathy is an avid genealogist and loves connecting with others who are
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  1. KS
    KATHLEEN SWIFT
    5 days ago

    The ability to find a name in a very large cemetery is an amazing feature.

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    Pam Kulp
    5 days ago

    very informative

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    Cynthi L. Fuerst
    5 days ago

    Idea’s for when ever I am in a cemetery period!! Great webinar!!

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    Allison Willis
    5 days ago

    I enjoyed this webinar so much!!! I usually use findagrave but this one is so easy!!!!! I like that it will GPS it right away too!! Thank you so much!!!!

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    David Heyes
    5 days ago

    Very informative!

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    William Robinson
    5 days ago

    Very Good,Thank You

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    Marvin Lauwasser
    5 days ago

    I thought that an opportunity was missed. Taking photos of headstones couldn’t be as much fun as portrayed. However my motivation to do so would be my past usage of grave stone info from the internet. It would be a way for me to provide payback. I still wonder about new burials in a previously photo’d site. The answer suggested that I’d have to walk the entire cemetery to find deaths after 2019.

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    Patricia Diane Godinez
    5 days ago

    Absolutely the best webinar ever. So informative and nicely paced. I have taken some pictures of headstones in Canada and others in Mexico. It is nice to know that these can go into the BillionGraves World Wide Commitment.

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    • Cathy Wallace
      5 days ago

      Thanks for your nice comments, Patricia! I’m glad you enjoyed the webinar and thanks for supporting BillionGraves!

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