BillionGraves Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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“BillionGraves Index," index, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VT7X-Q8Y&nbsp;: accessed 24 May 2012), Violet Hartsell Pinkerton, born 6 June 1908, died 8 September 2005; citing BillionGraves, Headstones, BillionGraves.com.  
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“BillionGraves Index," index, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VT7X-Q8Y accessed 24 May 2012), Violet Hartsell Pinkerton, born 6 June 1908, died 8 September 2005; citing BillionGraves, Headstones, BillionGraves.com.  
  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].

Revision as of 17:23, 26 May 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: BillionGraves Index .

Contents

Record Description

This collection is a name index of burial records posted on BillionGraves.com. BillionGraves has shared the index to the website billiongraves.com, a large family history database of records and images from the world's cemeteries, all tagged with GPS locations. Volunteers around the world capture images of headstones in a cemetery and upload them to the site.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

BillionGraves. Headstones. "BillionGraves.com".This collection was captured and submitted by volunteer contributors.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date of birth
  • Date of death
  • Place of death

Information not in the index, but found from time to time on the headstones in the images on the BillionGraves website when you view the image associated with a record there:

  • Relationship (Father, mother, husband, wife, etc.)
  • Marriage place (but this is not commonly seen).
  • Other family members such as parents or the spouse of the deceased.
  • Epitaphs
  • Military service, unit, and rank information, including any wars fought in (United States)
  • Religious symbols (useful in determining what to look for in future research)
  • Occasional other information of various kinds.

How to Use the Record

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

For help searching the collection view the on-line demonstration FamilySearch Search Tips.

Viewing the Original Headstone Photos on BillionGraves

If you find a record while using this collection, you may view an image of the headstone associated with it at the BillionGraves website (link below). There is no fee to view the image associated with the record. You may also view a cemetery's Google map, and see where the headstone you are viewing is on that map, for free as well.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“BillionGraves Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VT7X-Q8Y accessed 24 May 2012), Violet Hartsell Pinkerton, born 6 June 1908, died 8 September 2005; citing BillionGraves, Headstones, BillionGraves.com.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.