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- The new iPhone app BillionGraves.com (1BGraves) lets you contribute to the sites gravestone image database while on the road. Even without the app, you can add transcriptions to the site’s online database. On the site, you can search gravestone records by person or cemetery (it looks like few stones are recorded yet, but you can find cemeteries listed with maps showing their locations).
- The entire 1930 Mexico Census is now complete on FamilySearch. This indexing project started in September2007 and encompassed 13 million records.
- Heres an update on a smaller genealogy subscription site you may not be familiar with: Family Tree Connection, launched in 2003, is approaching 2 million records. The names were transcribed from more than 5,400 documents including Masonic lodge rosters, military rosters, insurance claims, tax lists, orphanage records, club and society member lists, prisoner logs and mug shots, school catalogs, yearbooks, railroad employee information, rural telephone directories, church member lists and more.
- Ancestry.com has added new US WWII Navy Muster Rolls (1938-1949) and a US Navy Cruise Books Index (1918-2009) to its military records collection.
- Among the New England Historic Genealogical Societys (NEHGS) upcoming events is Come Home to New England, a weeklong educational event featuring research opportunities, individual research consultations, lectures and more. It takes place June 13-18 at NEHGSs Boston headquarters. Learn more on the NEHGS website.