Genealogy News Corral: Dec. 15-19

By Diane Haddad

  • has released a Find A Grave mobile app for Android devices. The free app lets you search the Find A Grave database of tombstone inscriptions, add new tombstone photos and inscriptions, edit your Find A Grave user profile, and find and fulfill others’ requests for tombstone images. You can find the app in the Google Play store (an iOS version is already available in the iTunes app store). Read more about the Android Find A Grave app here and the iOS app here.
  • Famberry, a collaborative family tree building website, is offering new members one terabyte of free space to store photos and memories (one terabyte is enough room for about 300,000 photos). The offer is to celebrate the site’s move onto new, high-grade servers, part of a complete makeover. Learn more about other site improvements from Famberry’s announcement.
  • Genealogy website Mocavo is in the midst of a 12 Days of Census countdown, in which each day brings free access to a new US census. The records then stay “unlocked” for the remainder of the countdown. The countdown ends on Dec. 24, when the entire US census collection will be free. Access the unlocked records and read more on Mocavo’s 12 Days of Census page.