Tutorials

How do I upload photos from the app to the website?
Upload your photos right at the cemetery if you have unlimited data or connect to WiFi before uploading to avoid using phone data.  From the App on y...
Mon, 8 Jun, 2020 at 4:20 PM
How does BillionGraves work?
Across the world, gravestones are deteriorating and erosion is erasing the precious details of our ancestors' lives. BillionGraves, the world’s largest...
Wed, 10 Jun, 2020 at 11:52 AM
How do I send a message to a volunteer to thank them for a record?
From any Life Information Page #1 Click on the hand listed after transcriber or photographer #2 Type in your message #3 Click Send Thanks Note: If yo...
Wed, 10 Jun, 2020 at 12:00 PM
How can I find a headstone in a cemetery photographed by BillionGraves?
This is our most unique feature that sets us apart from other websites. Let's say I am taking a trip to New York to find an ancestor's grave in th...
Wed, 25 Sep, 2019 at 5:28 PM
What is the difference between Find A Grave and BillionGraves?
Our site is completely different than Find A Grave. It is like comparing your grandmother's old Buick to a modern Tesla.  Your grandmother's Buick...
Fri, 26 Apr, 2019 at 3:14 PM
How do I link BillionGraves Records to FamilySearch? (From Beginner to Serious Researcher.)
By using this technology, information, specifically on children born into families outside of US Census data gathering years, are sometimes the only reco...
Fri, 26 Apr, 2019 at 3:53 PM
How to preserve grave markers
These two links house invaluable information on this topic.  https://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/preservedocs/preservation-briefs/48Preserve-Brief-G...
Tue, 21 May, 2019 at 10:35 AM
How to take the best grave photos.
There really is a trick to taking the best photos in a cemetery.  Here are some great tips from our best photographers: #1 Plan for the best lighting.  ...
Wed, 12 Jun, 2019 at 6:05 PM
How can I get a great photo taken of upright stones?
This tip comes from one of our users: I see very many photos taken of upright stones using the phone app in portrait mode. Due to the nature of wide ang...
Wed, 19 Feb, 2020 at 4:12 PM