This recent post on The Clan MacFarlane site prompted me to visit Billion Graves to look for Currys in Australian cemeteries and I found 146 Curry headstones that had been photographed and transcribed by volunteers. I will be a busy girl!
Billion Graves Search Results
Whenever I visit a cemetery to find a family member’s grave Iusually use the Billion Graves app on my Android phone to photograph some of the surrounding headstones as well as those of my ancestors. I first sang the praises of Billion Graves here in 2012, I still like the app and the site.
Billion Graves is another useful souce of data for Surname Studies.
As I was playing around this morning I came across this website by Stuart Mitchell Curry that is dedicated to his grandfather, Albert Alfred Curry, who served in World War 1.
The site at http://www.curryww1.com/default.asp contains links to WW1 resoources, a guide to writing a WW1 war diary, stories of the writer’s grandparents and accounts of the author’s travels to the Western front.
I have used this free resource, The Australian Cemeteries Index, to locate kith and kin for quite a few years and have found it most useful.
I have just started to use it for my CurryAus study and have discovered a new (to me) feature. In addition to transcriptions and photos of headstones there is a new feature, Other Sources, on the inscription page for each entry. The Other Sources page has transcriptions of BDM indexes etc that give extra information about the deceased. The images below show what I found for James Curry (1863-1943).
How neat is that?
Take note of the URL http://austcemindex.com/