Here are some gravestones marked unreadable by transcribers:

The gravestone above is in Latin. It was red-flagged and marked unreadable by an English-speaking transcriber.  Just because a stone is not in your native language does not make it unreadable. Please DO NOT Red-Flag these. 

If you can't read it, please skip it or mark the proper language by using the language flag. This one should be marked Latin. I did take this photo in Santa Croce Basilica in Italy. I do not speak Italian or Latin, but I do know we have users who will eventually be able to transcribe these. 

Here is another example. This one was marked as unreadable by a user. Guess what? This is the gravesite of King Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor! The Latin underneath is perfectly legible. However, as it is not in English it was marked unreadable. If you don't know the language, don't mark it as unreadable, please either mark the proper language or skip it!


Missing Photos?

Are you missing some photos that you know were taken? Chances are they may have been marked "unreadable" by someone red-flagging them. How do I find these?

#1 Log in to

#2 Click on View My Profile


"My Images" will show up at the top. 

#3 Click on the thumbnail photo for the cemetery of your choice. (DO NOT click on the cemetery name or you will be taken to the cemetery page.)

This will open up your album of individual photos.

#4 Click on Reported Images

You will then be able to see the photos in your Reported Images queue.

If the gravestone is readable, transcribe it. If you know who is buried there, particularly if it is your family, you can transcribe the records by indicating in the notes how you know the information. 

If the image is a mistake (such as your own foot!), you can delete it.

Here is one that is beautiful, but it is too blurry to transcribe. This one shouldn't be tucked away, but rather changed. Click on the red-flag in transcription and mark this as Cemetery Gate or Property. This moves the image to cemetery images. 

This photo above was marked unreadable.  Again, this photo is not blurry. You can clearly see the words "In Memory Of". 

Beneath that the name is harder to read. However, if you can't read it, skip it. If you perhaps have a hard time with the view or you do not want to take the time to do research, skip it.  

The name, as deciphered by an experience headstone reader, is James Farrell, born November 22, 1891. The death date is tough since it is unreadable on the stone. 

I also can't seem to find an image of this gravestone elsewhere, so I just leave it with only the birth date recorded. I could go back to the cemetery and try to take another photo that includes the death date. After transcription, red-flag this by marking the photo as good. This will remove the photo from Reported Images.

If one of your own photos is blurry or needs to be removed, click Delete Images. You are given this option if you were the photo taker. 


To learn how to transcribe, click HERE. 

For a Transcription Guide, click HERE. 

To learn how to rate an image while transcribing, click HERE.