How do I merge duplicate gravestone images?
If you come across two photos of the same gravestone, you can merge them. Here's how: #1 On the Life Information Page, make the vital information (g...
Wed, 10 Jun, 2020 at 6:15 AM
Second-Pass Transcriptions
BillionGraves is striving to have the most accurate records possible. Our transcribers are the best! However, we all make mistakes at times that need a litt...
Tue, 9 Jun, 2020 at 4:37 PM
How do I edit image linking?
Linking Images with the BillionGraves App If a gravestone has data on more than one side (for example, parents on one side and children on the other sid...
Tue, 9 Jun, 2020 at 7:12 PM
Transcribing Images with Green Pins
What is a Green Pin or Green Dot? A green pin or dot on a BillionGraves map indicates that a photo has been taken of a gravestone at that location and t...
Wed, 10 Jun, 2020 at 7:20 AM
Transcribe Military Headstones
#1 Follow the directions for transcribing headstones as found HERE. #2 Click on Add Military Info. #3 Type in what is seen on the stone.  #4 Add...
Wed, 28 Dec, 2022 at 3:58 PM
DO NOT write notes in ALL CAPS!
Our technical staff has made it possible that it will no longer matter if transcriptions are done in ALL CAPS. Headstones transcribed in all caps will be ch...
Fri, 29 Sep, 2023 at 9:40 AM
Please do not mark non-English gravestones as unreadable.
PLEASE DO NOT MARK NON-ENGLISH GRAVESTONES AS UNREADABLE!!!!! Here are some gravestones marked unreadable by transcribers: The gravestone above...
Tue, 9 Jun, 2020 at 7:10 PM
How can I merge records during transcription?
#1 As you are transcribing, watch for matches at the left hand side of the screen.  #2 Look to see if the names, dates and headstones match.  #3 If the re...
Fri, 17 Apr, 2020 at 11:09 PM
Military Headstones: Nashville National Cemetery
Please read the following for transcribing military headstones:
Thu, 27 Jun, 2019 at 4:29 PM
To Red-Flag or Not To Red-Flag? That is the question.
We have told users when there are not any photos left to transcribe to look for green pins in a cemetery. Green pins indicate that those photos were marked ...
Mon, 14 Mar, 2022 at 3:39 PM