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Welcome to BillionGraves

Be a part of something bigger

BillionGraves is the world's largest resource for searchable GPS cemetery data, and is growing bigger and better every day. You can help by collecting headstone images from local and other cemeteries, and then by transcribing the personal information found on the images.

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How can you help?

Take Photos

Join hundreds of thousands of people just like you who are taking photos of headstones all over the world! Our free iOS, Android and Windows mobile apps make taking photos a breeze! Document an entire cemetery and capture the GPS location all in one step! No data plan required!

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Transcribe Photos

Don't have a smartphone? Then transcribing is a great way to participate from the comfort of your home. Transcribe (index) the photos taken in cemeteries to make them searchable by millions of families looking for their ancestors!

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Research Records

Search our free index for family and link records to your favorite familytree resource. We've partnered with great companies like FamilySearch, MyHeritage and Findmypast. Whatever you find on BillionGraves is copied onto our partner sites!

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Have you downloaded our app?

Help us make family history research more accessible to everyone. Take the BillionGraves app with you when visiting any cemetery and contribute to the grave image database.