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Monday, March 31, 2014 Project for

This is a new video from about their project to help In an email explaining the video Daniel Horowitz, Chief Genealogist and Translation Manager says:
As you know we have launched a pro-bono global initiative with BillionGraves to preserve every cemetery and gravestone in the world and we are providing the content online, for free. This project is important and beneficial for genealogists everywhere. 
We have produced a short video about it and we would be really grateful if you could help us spread the word by embedding the video on your blog (embed codes below). 
It features Gilad Japhet (MyHeritage's Founder and CEO) who participated in our company's trip to the cemetery and who alone was responsible for digitizing around 1000 gravestones in 3 hrs!. It's a race against time. The more people that we can encourage participate now, the more data will be preserved for future generations, before inscriptions start to fade. 
Thanks for your help.


  1. James,

    Thank you for this wonderful post and for sharing the letter from Erasmus complaining of the dismal food he had to eat. That poor soldier! I hope he had plenty of peaches to eat when he came home.

    I want you to know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at

    Have a wonderful weekend!