Start a new topic

Added cemetery did not show up, photos have wrong cemetery name, right GPS

I added Council Hill Cemetery, Peck, Kansas a couple of days ago. Today I went out to take photos (over 100!) and they all wen to Prairie Garden Cemetery (

When I try to search for Council Hill, the site takes me to in Oklahoma. 

However, on the map, they are located in the correct place on South Seneca, Peck, Kansas, but it seems to not have a cemetery designation. 

I'm just wondering what I need to do now?

5 people have this question

You can change them one at a time as you transcribe or later. In the Transcription window lower left you will see a "pencil" next to the Cemetery name. Click on that and it should open a drop-down menu of the several nearest other cemeteries in the database. Click on the correct Cemetery name and it should change it . It will not show any different in the pins map until you refresh or reload the cemetery. BUT since there are so many, I have sent a ticket to support asking them to change then all in a bulk move that they can do and we users can not. 

When I transcribed the pictures that I had taken, I had changed the name of the cemetery some show the correct cemetery in the correct location, others do not.  Is there a way to change these after they have been transcribed?

These are the 2 cemeteries

The images I made were also automatically added to the wrong cemetary, and there is NO way in the app to adjust the cemetery of the photos you made.

However, my uploads auto-adjusted to the correct cemetery after a while. I don't know if this is because I was adjusting the cemetery boundaries (and that triggered some check), but it did happen WHILE the 500+ images where uploading.

Because the upload in the app kept getting stuck, I had to restart the app many times. Because some files were already moved to another cemetery, I know have more than 200 duplicates :/

PLEASE read my notes posted above your question. STEP 1 is the critical question. Does the cemetery where you took the photos have a page in the BG database. If not you have to create it.

STEP 2 - Once the cemetery is in the database and the perimeter of it is set on the map, you can then transfer those images from the incorrect one to the correct one.

IF you need more help, send a support ticket to BG support and be sure to include the URL(s?) for both cemeteries and a few of the images you uploaded. 


I photographed headstones today in a cemetery that is adjacent to two other cemeteries. The uploads went to the incorrect cemetery. How do I adjust this?

Probably because the cemetery you were in to take photos was not already in the BG database. In that case, the photos will load to the nearest cemetery pin. The image pins should show up in the location where you took the photos.

Step 1: Create the cemetery where the photos were taken:

Step 2. Put a boundary around the cemetery you just created, and make sure it includes all the image pins. Make it a little bigger than the actual cemetery.

Step 3. If there are only a few images (may less than 20), you can move them yourself:

Open each image in transcription view. On the lower left you will see the name of cemetery and an edit pencil. Hover over the pencil and see the "CHANGE CEMETERY" link. Click that and open a drop-down menu of nearby cemetery names. Click on the name of the correct location cemetery, and notice if the cemetery name changes. You will need to do this with each photo/record.

If there are more than 20+ you can send a ticket to support to ask that they move all of your images to the correct cemetery. Be sure to include URLs for both cemeteries. 

Hope this helps. DS

How do I delete photos I uploaded to a wrong cemetery?

How do I delete photos I uploaded to a wrong cemetery?

1 person likes this

Thank you,


It put my pictures in and they showed up in the wrong Cemetery 10 miles away. How do you move the tombstones to show up in the correct Cemetery ? Also, how do you delete those that are in the wrong Cemetery?

1 person likes this

Marcel - I have sent a ticket to BG team to resolve the issue you have reported above. The pin for Saint Martin was somehow on top of the  pin for the Notre Dame. I corrected that and the BG tech should transfer the grave photos to the correct cemetery in a day or two. You can go ahead and transcribe them as you have time; they will transfer fine whether you have transcribed or not. Cheers, DS

The photos shown here were taken in [] but the the name of Saint Martin In The Woods Cemetery is shown instead

Yes I took photos in one cemetery and the name of another one shows up

1 person likes this

I tried to add the Oakwood Cemetery in Milan, Missouri last week, and is hasn't shown up so I can add records, yet.

Login or Signup to post a comment