MyHeritage Employees Digitize a Cemetery to Kick Off Global Initiative

MyHeritage Employees Digitize a Cemetery to Kick Off Global Initiative

To kick off its global initiative to digitize cemeteries, a partnership with the BillionGraves website and app, MyHeritage mobilized 80 employees at its headquarters in Israel to photograph an entire cemetery's worth of gravestones—51,754 images in all. The employees used the BillionGraves app to digitize and upload stones...

To kick off its global initiative to digitize cemeteries, a partnership with the BillionGraves website and app, MyHeritage mobilized 80 employees at its headquarters in Israel to photograph an entire cemetery’s worth of gravestones—51,754 images in all.

The employees used the BillionGraves app to digitize and upload stones in Sgula Cemetery in Petah Tikva, Israel. It’s one of the country’s oldest cemeteries, established in 1888.

The images of the stones, inscribed in Hebrew, are available for transcription on BillionGraves.com.

You can read more about this project and see photos on the MyHeritage blog.

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