Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Find A Grave Legacy Project

I started a new project in Legacy in the beginning of December adding Find A Grave memorials to my Legacy database {see this post.}  In the process of going through my list and going to findagrave.com to find the memorials I found my 5th great grandparents.  The best part was I wasn't even really looking for them.  They are from a line that I have not done a lot of research on.  Easy find!  Because of this I ended up adding close to 100 people to my tree that need more research done and Find A Grave information added.

Another discovery that I made was that some of the memorials that I added to my database a few months ago had changed and there was a lot more information added to them.  In the screen shot below is the information I added on 19 Jun 2014.  It includes birth and death year, his parents, his spouse and one son.


When I went to Find A Grave today and looked at Wilson Houseknecht's memorial I found different birth information, more complete death information, his parents, his spouse, a list of children and a list of siblings, and a photo of his headstone (see image below).


I was very excited about all of the new information but now I wonder how many other memorials have changed that I don't know about! Do I need go through them all and look for any changes??  I wish there was some kind of notification system that would send me an email weekly with memorials on my watch list that have changes!

How would you handle this??
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