Thursday, September 29, 2016

Find A Grave Global Cemetery Meetups Planned

Find A Grave global cemetery meetupsAs they did last year, Ancestry is organizing Find A Grave cemetery meetups this year, for 7-9 October 2016. Attend one of the locations already on the calendar, or organize your own at a local cemetery that needs photographs. As I write this, the map already shows 119 events at cemeteries in the United States, 13 in Europe, 8 in Australia/New Zealand, and one in Manila. (I wonder if anyone has organized one for the cemetery at Haunted Mansion, Disneyland? Sign me up!)

Don’t forget that after Ancestry.com bought Find A Grave, they created an iPhone app. Ancestry has prepared a PDF download with tips on finding your ancestors’ cemeteries.

For connecting via social media, use the hashtag #FGDay. For more information, visit http://www.ancestry.com/cs/find-a-grave-community-day.

2 comments:

  1. I love the iPhone app. You can find all cemeteries on a map around a particular location without needing to know the name of the cemetery. As far as I know, that is not possible in the online web interface.

    Just last weekend we attended my spouse's 50th high school reunion. I was able to show one of his classmates how to locate the grave of her grandfather by using the app. She was thrilled by how easy it was. The creator of the record had even supplied the plot number and location. Very cool.

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  2. Uggh...I so much prefer BillionGraves.

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