New Features: Updated Dashboard and Request a Cemetery
We’ve updated the Dashboard to improve your experience on BillionGraves.com. Your profile is at the top of the page, and you can easily keep track of your progress, including the number of images you’ve submitted or transcribed. From the Dashboard, you can join or create a team and keep track of its progress. We’ve also made it easy for you to invite your friends to join BillionGraves: you can send an email or share on Facebook information for friends and family to learn more about BillionGraves.
Another new feature added to the Dashboard is the Request Board. From the Request Board, you can Request a Cemetery. This means if there is a cemetery or specific headstones you would like to see documented and included on BillionGraves, you can put out a request. Then, people living in the area of the cemetery can accept the request and visit that cemetery and take pictures for you.
How it works:
- Add a request: You can Add a Request to request images of specific headstones in a specific cemetery. This request will be posted on the Request Board and sent to users who live in the area of your requested cemetery. When another user accepts your request and uploads one or more images from your specified cemetery, you will receive an email telling you how many images were uploaded and giving you the option to begin transcribing those images.
- Receive cemetery requests in your area: On the Manage My Requests page, you can sign up to be notified of any cemetery requests in your area. You won’t receive cemetery requests unless you sign up. If any requests are posted within the area you specify, you will be sent an email with details about the request.
- Accept a request: To accept a request, go to the Request Board, find a cemetery request near you, and click on it. Below the map in the Request Information box, you will be able to read any additional information about the request. Click “accept request” if you wish to complete someone’s request.
If you want to review requests you’ve submitted and accepted, go to the Manage My Requests page.
Check out all these new features! We appreciate your efforts, and we are always working hard to improve your experience with BillionGraves.