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
2,333,319 / 3,000,000
Records Transcribed
2,949,301 / 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

134526 images uploaded
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MuscleToneTrio

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David

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Jakub Malinovský

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BValaski

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BeverlyGill

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Neal

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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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Rod Kurth

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Headstone Hunter

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Transcribers

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k_lassman

239358 records transcribed
2

Frostyfan33

67030 records transcribed
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ljayne123

64168 records transcribed
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imakeyper

57791 records transcribed
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Dennis

57279 records transcribed
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Anna Warych

53721 records transcribed
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Bobby

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SMulderig

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baldeagle137

42550 records transcribed
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kors

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Lucinda Johnson

40771 records transcribed
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UnaT730

39530 records transcribed
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heartsleaf

35632 records transcribed
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irishman

34184 records transcribed
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MelB

32514 records transcribed
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thegravehunter01

31873 records transcribed
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fchl22

30249 records transcribed
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Anna

30220 records transcribed
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BeverlyGill

29301 records transcribed
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MsCarolB

28183 records transcribed
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Joe Smith

26397 records transcribed
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Alan

25745 records transcribed
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josouth2

25662 records transcribed
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BeeFreckles

25244 records transcribed
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GloriaC

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Clinton, Missouri

63927 images uploaded
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Montgomery, Missouri

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Butler, Missouri

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Scott, Missouri

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Hamilton, Ohio

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Black Hawk, Iowa

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Lycoming, Pennsylvania

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Ottawa, Michigan

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Woodford, Illinois

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Rock Island, Illinois

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Southwestern Ontario, Ontario

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Boone, Missouri

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Jackson, Illinois

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Summit, Ohio

20146 images uploaded
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Cuyahoga, Ohio

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Delaware, Iowa

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Bexar, Texas

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Douglas, Wisconsin

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Warren, Missouri

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Cooke, Texas

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Atlantic, New Jersey

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