Thursday, April 17, 2014

MyHeritage: BillionGraves global initiative

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: Thought you'd like information on the collaboration between MyHeritage.com and BillionGraves.com. Gilad Japhet (MyHeritages' Founder and CEO) reports on their company trip to a cemetery in Isreal where they were noting how some gravestones were already deteriorating. Daniel Horowitz (MyHeritage's Chief Genealogy Officer) tells me Gilad was personally responsible for digitizing 1,000 gravestones in 3 hours. It's all part of a pro-bono global initiative with BillionGraves to preserve every cemetery and gravestone in the world, providing the content online, for free.



Here's the link Gilad mentions in the video:
http://www.billiongraves.com/myheritage

This would make for a great service project for local Boy Scout troops, not to mention your local and regional genealogy and historical societies.






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