I realized quickly that I’d have to “think outside the box” to learn about my ancestors. I LOVE to interview people, and listen to stories about "the older days" when life seemed a little slower and simpler. I study USGS maps, plats, read chanceries, look for long forgotten cemeteries and try to help preserve memories people share with me. This blog is ad free, so it's easier to focus on sharing stories. Feel free to sign the guestbook, or join the FaceBook group. Even if we aren't related by DNA, I'd still love to hear about your research efforts and family stories. I am interested in posting (to this blog) stories relevant to the Mecklenburg-Brunswick families.

28 June 2012

billion graves website

This is a really neat video clip, (58 seconds), with GPS technology. You will even know where specifically the tombstone is in the cemetery! I have found some old cemeteries and shared with others to help. Some people have helped me find some of my ancestors. It's nice to help each other. This is something I've been thinking about a lot more since I can't travel as much and lately haven't been able to drive. This would be a huge benefit to others who can't travel. I live near a lot of old battlefields that I can visit with my family on weekends and can help as well. I just signed up today and can't wait to start. It is not exactly the same thing as findagrave. Check it out. If you have loaded images to findagrave as I have, can it hurt to have your info in two places? I believe the more accessible information like this is, the better! Now I'm going to go read the new info part more on their website....http://billiongraves.com/contribute.php

update- I also read that there are thousands of images already photographed by volunteers, waiting for transcriptions to be added into the website. All on the same link in this post. So if you can't drive, and want to help, you can still transcribe!

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