Rescuing Our Roots

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Join the project to help 5680 volunteers around the world to rescue records and connect families through the following goals:

Goal #1

Upload and Transcribe 1 Million Headstone Photos per Year.

Each headstone uploaded and transcribed creates a permanent digital record so families can find their ancestors even if headstones are subject to deterioration, destruction, or natural disasters. Register by filling out the form on this page. Then download the free mobile app to any iOS or Android device.

Headstone Photos Taken
2,160,565 / 3,000,000
Records Transcribed
2,782,021 / 3,000,000
Goal #2

Link Headstone Records from BillionGraves to FamilySearch Tree.

Click the button below to link headstones from the BillionGraves database to the FamilySearch tree.

Want to Organize a Group Project?

If you are interested in organizing a project in your community, email us at Volunteer@BillionGraves.com. We would love to help you!

What is BillionGraves?

BillionGraves is the world’s largest GPS-linked cemetery data resource. This project will help families find their ancestors and grow their family trees! As volunteers take photos with the BillionGraves app, each gravestone is automatically marked with a GPS location. The data is then transcribed by volunteers, plotted on cemetery maps, and made readily available at BillionGraves.com for millions of families around the globe for generations to come. The GPS-marked cemetery maps not only allow families to find their ancestor’s gravestones, but they also allow future volunteers to see exactly what has already been photographed.

Questions?

Email: Volunteer@BillionGraves.com

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Top photographers and transcribers for the Rescuing our Roots project

Photographers

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Lynn Kitchen

134560 images uploaded
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MuscleToneTrio

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Jakub Malinovský

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David

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BeverlyGill

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Neal

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LFloyd

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BValaski

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Seahawk #12

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Cathy

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Joe Smith

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DRLarsen

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thegravehunter01

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Dennis

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irishman

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Rod Kurth

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LeslieKitchen

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Karen

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Headstone Hunter

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cartaar

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RLarsen

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RecordBreaker

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Transcribers

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k_lassman

203263 records transcribed
2

ljayne123

63967 records transcribed
3

Frostyfan33

63893 records transcribed
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Dennis

53641 records transcribed
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Anna Barbara

53365 records transcribed
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imakeyper

48698 records transcribed
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Bobby

42516 records transcribed
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kors

42228 records transcribed
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baldeagle137

39792 records transcribed
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UnaT730

39508 records transcribed
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Lucinda Johnson

38823 records transcribed
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SMulderig

37951 records transcribed
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heartsleaf

35632 records transcribed
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irishman

33887 records transcribed
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MelB

29591 records transcribed
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Anna

29390 records transcribed
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fchl22

27992 records transcribed
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thegravehunter01

27929 records transcribed
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BeverlyGill

27361 records transcribed
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josouth2

25661 records transcribed
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Alan

25514 records transcribed
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MsCarolB

25465 records transcribed
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GloriaC

25187 records transcribed
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Joe Smith

24516 records transcribed
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RecordBreaker

24034 records transcribed

Top Counties

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Clinton, Missouri

63943 images uploaded
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Montgomery, Missouri

60245 images uploaded
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Scott, Missouri

58703 images uploaded
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Hamilton, Ohio

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Butler, Missouri

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Black Hawk, Iowa

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Johnston, North Carolina

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Randolph, Missouri

34315 images uploaded
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King, Washington

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Lycoming, Pennsylvania

31060 images uploaded
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Ottawa, Michigan

28259 images uploaded
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Rock Island, Illinois

26361 images uploaded
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Southwestern Ontario, Ontario

25389 images uploaded
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Woodford, Illinois

24044 images uploaded
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Jackson, Illinois

20842 images uploaded
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Boone, Missouri

20303 images uploaded
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Delaware, Iowa

19301 images uploaded
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Summit, Ohio

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Bexar, Texas

18376 images uploaded
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Douglas, Wisconsin

18276 images uploaded
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Warren, Missouri

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Cuyahoga, Ohio

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Atlantic, New Jersey

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Cooke, Texas

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