You can use the BillionGraves website or the BillionGraves app to find a cemetery to document. Each cemetery has a map that will help you to figure out where to start taking photos. 


Where to Start Taking Photos                                                                                        

#1 Orange dots or pins on the map indicate where GPS-linked photos have been taken. 

#2 If there are areas with gravestones that have no orange dots or pins, then your service is needed to photograph that section of the cemetery.                                                                                       

 #3 Go up and down the rows, taking pictures of each gravestone until you have completed an entire section or the entire cemetery.



NOTE: If there are a few random orange dots or pins throughout the cemetery, just take photos of the entire rows and sections anyway. Any images that are duplicated will be merged during the transcription process.

Find a Cemetery to Photograph Using the BillionGraves Website

 #1 Click HERE to go to the volunteer page for help finding a cemetery to document. 

 #2 Click on the cemetery you are interested in. A map will appear. 

 

Find a Cemetery to Photograph Using the BillionGraves App

#1 From the main screen of the app, tap on Find Cemeteries.  

#2 Tap on the cemetery you are interested in. The name of the cemetery will appear. 

#3 Tap on the name of the cemetery. More information about that cemetery will appear.                  

#4 On the blue bar, there are three white icons. Tap on the center icon labeled Cemetery Map.   

#5 A map of the cemetery will appear. Zoom in until you can see individual headstones.   

Cemetery Icons on the BillionGraves App

 Blue pins indicate that no headstone photos have been taken in that cemetery yet.

             Click for the name of the cemetery.


 Green pins indicate that the cemetery has had some photos taken there.

            Click for the name of the cemetery and the number of headstone images.


 Orange pins indicate that someone has requested a photo of a specific headstone at that cemetery. Click for the name of the cemetery, the number of headstone images, and the number of photo requests. NOTE: You will be able to help a LOT more people if you take photos of every headstone row-by-row until you have completed the entire section or the entire cemetery than you would in the same amount of time hunting for a headstone to fulfill a photo request.