Rescuing Our Roots

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Join the project to help 5678 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
2,247,408 / 3,000,000
Records Transcribed
2,872,455 / 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

134550 images uploaded
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Jakub Malinovský

63263 images uploaded
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David

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MuscleToneTrio

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BeverlyGill

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Neal

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BValaski

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LFloyd

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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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Karen

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Headstone Hunter

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cartaar

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kenpojosh

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RLarsen

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Transcribers

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k_lassman

217690 records transcribed
2

Frostyfan33

65471 records transcribed
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ljayne123

63967 records transcribed
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Dennis

56073 records transcribed
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imakeyper

54759 records transcribed
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Anna Warych

53668 records transcribed
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Bobby

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kors

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SMulderig

41846 records transcribed
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baldeagle137

41088 records transcribed
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Lucinda Johnson

39741 records transcribed
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UnaT730

39530 records transcribed
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heartsleaf

35631 records transcribed
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irishman

34184 records transcribed
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MelB

31372 records transcribed
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thegravehunter01

30464 records transcribed
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Anna

30078 records transcribed
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fchl22

29521 records transcribed
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BeverlyGill

27814 records transcribed
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MsCarolB

26872 records transcribed
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josouth2

25661 records transcribed
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Alan

25625 records transcribed
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Joe Smith

25574 records transcribed
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GloriaC

25187 records transcribed
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BeeFreckles

24148 records transcribed

Top Counties

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Clinton, Missouri

63937 images uploaded
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Montgomery, Missouri

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Scott, Missouri

58781 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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King, Washington

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Randolph, Missouri

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Lycoming, Pennsylvania

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Ottawa, Michigan

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Rock Island, Illinois

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Southwestern Ontario, Ontario

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Woodford, Illinois

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Boone, Missouri

21043 images uploaded
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Jackson, Illinois

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Delaware, Iowa

19299 images uploaded
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Summit, Ohio

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Bexar, Texas

18376 images uploaded
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Douglas, Wisconsin

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Warren, Missouri

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Cuyahoga, Ohio

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Cooke, Texas

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Atlantic, New Jersey

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