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Friday, February 17, 2017

Introducing BillionGraves Tree

One of the major benefits of going to the RootsTech Conference over the years has been the opportunity to meet and get to know some of the genealogy software developers from around the world. I have known the developers of for the past few years and watched the website grow from a small and interesting website into the huge, online genealogical powerhouse that it is today. Using the website, the employees and staff of will sometime this year (2017) finish digitizing the grave markers of all the cemeteries in Israel. At the end of this project, Israel will become the first country in the world to have all of their cemeteries online and digitized. See "We’re Halfway to Digitizing Every Cemetery in Israel."

Now, has added a new tool for those who have their genealogy on the Family Tree. This tool is the BillionGraves Tree. The BillionGraves Tree connects to your family tree and automatically searches billions of records to find the headstones for your ancestors.

The program is designed to soon work with both and Essentially, the BillionGraves Tree links to your Family Tree and automatically searches for grave marker information in its vast database and then allows you to add the information from the grave markers with the digitized photo with a few clicks. 

The red dots indicate that there is a potential match of a grave photo. When you click on the red dots you get a page asking you to confirm the match.

The BillionGraves Tree is one of the free services from the company.

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