BillionGraves helps you document, honor and preserve the graves of every person and family who has ever lived. With your help we can create the most comprehensive family history database of photos and records from all the world’s cemeteries. Join our quest with the BillionGraves app to shoot and share photos of headstones from your own cemetery visits—anywhere in the world. Find the headstones you’re looking for, and help us identify even more!

Using BillionGraves is SIMPLE, REWARDING, and FUN:
1. Visit a cemetery (in your hometown, on vacation, on a break from business trips)
2. Use your smartphone camera to take and upload photos of all the headstones you can find
3. Tell friends and family about your experience, and build a network of like-minded folks around the world!

- Search the world’s largest collection of cemeteries, graves and their GPS locations for FREE
- Discover photos, memories and stories about your family.
- Add a local cemetery, right where you live or wherever you visit
- Use our built-in maps to guide you to family headstones at any cemetery anywhere in the world
- Request headstone photos anywhere in the world
- Find cemeteries near you and user your smartphone camera to fulfill photo requests in seconds
- Link multiple headstone photos
- Save and share memorials with friends and family
- Patent-pending technology
- Many more genealogy resources available online at

What’s New

Version 4.3.2

- bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5
47 Ratings
47 Ratings
Crispy1070 ,

Un able to upload photos? Why respond to a review 3 YEARS AFTER it was left?

Why would you respond to my review 3 years after I left it and tell me my phone is to old? Well three years ago my IPhone 4 was not old. Really? Maybe responding sooner then 3 years later would have been more helpful.
App works great, until you want to upload your photos. I spent two hours taking photos, I was amazed how simple it was. I was not able to upload at the cemetery. The message kept saying unable to connect, then it would freeze and crash. Ok so I'm in the middle of a cemetery, maybe there is no signal(i doubt it) so I get out in the world, same thing. Get home same thing. I contact support, (they are nice though) they tell me to connect to a wifi connection? I am? I uninstall reinstall, I so want to use this app so I keep trying. Get out to the cemetery...I check, yup wifi signal, were good. Take about 20 photos, and figured, let me try to upload before I waste my time again. And guess what, starts to upload, freezes and crashes again. I have an Iphone 4, and I asked and it is supported. I give up, I'll try another time

Developer Response ,

We would have loved to have answered 3 years ago,but this was not a feature on i-tunes at the time. We always encourage users to contact our help desk for any problems with their device. The iphone 4 was launched in 2011. Three years ago, in 2015 the iphone 4 would have been outdated for the apps currently in use on the market.

We are sorry, but when you use an old phone, the technology isn't really supported well either by Apple products or anyone else. Unfortunately, most apps and cell phones work this way. When updates occur in cell phones, old phones, just like old computers, don't want to cooperate. It is like trying to run Windows 10 programs on Windows 95. It just won't work!

adazzle.dim ,

Has potential, but currently aggravating

The app has never frozen when I’ve been taking photos (as some others have experienced), but it for no apparent reason routinely loses a few photos per photo session. This means that I have to regularly check the photos in the app to make sure that none failed to save, before continuing on. It wastes a lot of time and battery power, and consequently I am rarely am able to capture as many photos as I should be able to in the time I have. Also, the app for no reason will frequently rotate my photos 90° or 180°, and the only way I can fix them is after the fact (it would be ideal if I could fix them before hitting the green “use” button in the camera portion of the app). The photos that have been rotated after the fact then have a squashed look. Very irritating. Also, I always request 14 days to transcribe my own photos, but my records are hardly ever held for me for even a few hours. Consequently, many of my photos have been poorly transcribed.

Developer Response ,

How old is your current cell phone? Have you updated to the current version of the app? The app works very smoothly when it is frequently updated to the newest version. Also, just like all other apps, when cell phones age the apps do not always work as well on an older phone. I am an avid photo taker and have used my iphone 5, 6 and currently 7 with this app, and have never run into any issues with it.

As far as transcribing your own photos, before you upload, there is a pop-up box in the phone that will ask you if you would like to transcribe your own images. If you click "yes" it will give you the 14 day transcribe period. If you click "no", it will be moved into the public Que. I try to do as many of my own photos as possible, and then I go over the transcriptions others have done for me. This assures quality photos and transcriptions. Unlike our competitor, we allow our users to go in and fix and add to transcriptions. This way, new information is added in all the time, and you do not have to wait to have it happen, nor ask permission to do so. This is what sets us apart from other websites.

WesternDixie ,

Great App Lots of fun

I love using this app to capture headstones. I have used it in remote locations without WiFi, as well. The thing I love most about this is it tags the photo with a GPS marker allowing other users to find the stone in the cemetery rather easily. Those who complain about not being able to use their phone camera just don’t get the website very well. The app is meant to be used as a tool for the website, as it captures the GPS location of the headstone for other cemetery enthusiasts and genealogists. Play with it a bit and check out all the features.. I’ve been using this app for almost 10 years and have captured photos in cemeteries in Utah, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, Texas, California, Georgia, and Alabama. It’s great fun for the whole family!


Otter Creek Holdings, LLC
31 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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