Published by MyRootsMyBlog: Freedmen’s Cemetery

It’s amazing how many historic sites are in our backyards and most of the time we don’t even go explore them. I go visit historic sites out of town but not in my home town, that will change anyway Alexandria,VA isn’t technically my backyard but I visit quite often to see  family but I hardly […]

https://myrootsmyblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/19/freedmans-cemetery/

Published by Dick Eastman: Update: Work has Stopped on Identifying as Many as 7,000 Unmarked and Undocumented Graves in Westland, Michigan

This is an update to an earlier story at http://wp.me/p5Z3-2Pa: A group of volunteers attempting to uncover and identify the graves of as many as 7,000 forgotten people has run into resistance from Wayne County officials. Citing liability concerns, the county has told members of the Eloise Cemetery Research Project to cease their work at…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/12/15/upate-work-has-stopped-on-identifying-as-many-as-7000-unmarked-and-undocumented-graves-in-westland-michigan/

Published by NGSGenealogy: Hidden Graves Uncovered

It is always great to hear about a “reveal” that involves a cemetery and tombstones!We often hear about long-neglected cemeteries and this is the first time that I’ve read about a newly discovered large-scale cemetery (okay a bit of an exaggeration as I gather that local genealogists were aware that it existed though the headstones…

http://upfront.ngsgenealogy.org/2015/12/hidden-graves-uncovered.html

Published by FamilySearch: Delaware Tombstone Project Nears Completion

FamilySearch, the world’s largest genealogy organization, is nearing completion of the anticipated Delaware Tombstone Project. Information for the project has been copied from gravestones dating from 1700 to 1960. Records were typed on batches of pre-printed index cards. Each batch contains up to 20 images, each image being considered one record. Digitized copies of the…

https://familysearch.org/blog/en/delaware-tombstone-project-nears-completion/

Published by Dick Eastman: Unearthing the Dead with Mobile GPS

The following announcement was written by Ryan Vinson: The dead shall never be forgotten – not if a certain smart American software engineer and genealogist has anything to do with it. Ryan Vinson has developed an app that will excite genealogists worldwide by potentially unearthing long dead ancestors. He’s also hoping his Here Lies project…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/29/unearthing-the-dead-with-mobile-gps/