Filters limit and/or broaden your search to within specific parameters.

Search filters:

#1 Filter by Collection: Narrows search to a specific data collection, such as Veterans. 

#2 Plus/Minus filter: Broadens search to within so many years of the dates provided.

#3 Exact Match filter: Search will match terms exactly (case sensitive).

#4 Phonetic filter: Broadens search by using first and last name consonants. For example, Dan (first name) would produce records for Dennis, Don, Dean, Dagny, and so forth.

If you want to find a specific type of record you can filter using one of these record collections. 

BillionGraves Record Collections:

  • Headstone (GPS). Photos uploaded with the BG app.

  • Headstone (supporting). Headstone photos without GPS coordinates.

  • Veterans: Records with military information.

  • Burial Records: Records with cemetery information.

  • Death Certificates: Records containing death and burial information.

  • Historic Records: Records that contain names and important dates (e.g., birth and death).

  • Memorial Records: Records created to preserve the memory of a deceased person.

  • Obituaries: Records that contain funeral and internment information.

  • Social Security Death Index: USA records that contain death dates.

  • Other: Any other record containing information about a deceased person.


To learn how to search for a grave on, click HERE.

To learn how to search for a cemetery on, click HERE.