Billion Graves now on Ancestry has gathered the BillionGraves website into it’s fold, the BillionGraves website is still up and running, but can now also be searched via All part of Ancestry’s plan to be the #1 genealogy one stop shop no doubt. The search is free through Ancestry and doesn’t require you to be a subscriber and presumably when you do a search and a name is found it directs you through to the BillionGraves site.

I say presumably because when I tried I got the Please Search Again message from Ancestry saying The search request could not be completed because insufficient information was provided to If the search request originated from another web site, please contact that site’s administrator to resolve the problem.”  I checked that the Billiongraves website was up and running and it was, so I think it must be the link between and Ancestry.

The database is heavily bias towards the USA, but has a growing number of English graves, all the work is undertaken by volunteers so it is dependant on someone going out with the iPhone/Android App and clicking away and uploading the photos.

I did a search for the surname Pottinger in the UK on the BillionGraves site and came up with two entries from Kingston upon Thames and four from Edinburgh. Well worth bookmarking this site and it will be good when it is fully integrated into Ancestry.



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