Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Gravestone Photo Notifications on BillionGraves

I wrote a series of posts last month about the features of BillionGraves, including:

*  Billion Graves Cemetery Maps and Gravesite Transcriptions (posted 20 October 2014)
*  Technology Tuesday - Billion Graves Mobile App (posted 21 October 2014)
*  Searching for Persons and Cemeteries on BillionGraves. (posed 22 October 2014)
*  BillionGraves Plus Features (posted 23 October 2014)

While reviewing the website, I added notifications for some of my surnames - Seaver, Carringer, Auble, Vaux, Richmond, and several others.

I receive emails almost every day for one or more newly indexed record on BillionGraves.  Here is one I recently received:

I clicked on the "View grave image" link and saw the web page for the memorial for Elnathan J. Vaux:

I can click on the photo and see a larger image.  I can save the image to my computer so that I can read the inscription:

The inscription says:

In Memory Of
Elnathan J. Vaux
Who Fell Asleep
22 Sep 1956
Aged 80 Years
Thy Will Be Done

Elnathan J. Vaux is buried in Holy Trinity Church, Blackdown, in Beaminster, Devon, England. There are no other Vaux persons indexed in this cemetery on BillionGraves.

Elnathan James Vaux (1875-1956) is my third cousin, three times removed.  I did not have his death date or place and now I have it and have entered it into my RootsMagic database, with a source citation of:

BillionGraves, indexed database and digital image (http://www.billiongraves.com : accessed 22 November 2014), Elnathan J. Vaux gravestone, died 22 September 1956, aged 80, buried in Holy Trinity Church, Blackdown, Beaminster, Somerset, England.

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1 comment:

Legacy Tree said...

Neat - how great to have such easy access to this kind of information. Thanks for sharing.