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- Find A Grave, the gravestone transcription website that Ancestry.com acquired earlier this year, has reached a milestone 100 million photos of cemeteries and gravestones on the site. Jim Tipton founded the Find A Grave in 1995 to record the graves of celebrities; volunteers now submit burial information and gravestone photos for people around the world. Read more and meet the submitter of Image No. 100 million, Bob Sherwood of Tennessee, on the Ancestry.com blog.
- Subscription site Findmypast.com has added more than 240,000 parish records to its marriage and burial records for Surrey, Middlesex and Eastebourne parishes in Britain. (And I didn’t know that genealogical socities that transcribe these records for Findmypast get a royalty each time the records are viewed.) The site also has added an “Attach a Tree” button to its images and transcriptions, so you can attach records to your ancestors’ profiles in your Findmypast family tree.
- Here’s an alarming heads up from genealogy author Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak: Someone is selling a fake Kindle book with her name on it on Amazon.com. Add it to the list of scams that writers and genealogy consumers have to watch out for. Visit Megan’s Roots World blog to see the warning and make sure you don’t fall for this one.