This weekend, a few of us here at BillionGraves were able to participate in an Eagle Scout Project hosted at a local cemetery.
The project was a huge success. Each volunteer had a great time providing service to their community. With everyone involved, the whole cemetery was recorded in less than an hour. Kind of inspires you to get a team going in your area, doesn’t it. (It should!)
This beautifully manicured cemetery was easy to navigate, and the volunteers worked diligently to collect headstone images.
The group was sure dedicated to their smartphones. It’s fun to come across unique headstones like these while taking pictures.
This young man put together a team of volunteers and organized an event all on his own, and the team knocked out an entire cemetery in a day. Like I said, you should feel inspired!
Recruit your friends and family and get your community involved in recording family history for others around the world. Teams can help each member feel motivated, share the burden of recording an entire cemetery, and make an afternoon at the cemetery more fun. Organize an event to record a cemetery together. You can refer your friends to our site to help them get registered and oriented.
We have an Eagle Scout reference packet as well as other reference guides on our site. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have with regards to Eagle Scout Projects or organizing events—we would love to help you out.
[CORRECTION] BillionGraves 2.0.2 is available for iOS devices. Be sure to update your BillionGraves app so you have the latest, greatest version—we’ve fixed a few minor bugs helping BillionGraves run even more smoothly. Head to Apple’s AppStore and download the update today.
- Spanish translations have been updated.
- There is now a Restore Purchases option in settings.
- When you exit the camera, the Photos view will pop up so you can immediately upload your photos.
- The app has improved how it handles location errors.
To celebrate the holidays, we at BillionGraves are providing anyone who registers for a BillionGraves account during December and January free access to records within the iPhone or Android app. This promotion will continue through the end of January, so if you don’t have an account, or know someone who doesn’t, register today for free so you can access this great feature.
With access to records on the go, you are able to visit a cemetery, search for a name, and find both the headstone image and the GPS location for that headstone from your smartphone. If you have multiple relatives in one cemetery, you can find all of their headstones through a digital search rather than a manual one.
If you have already registered during December, the next time you open your app, you will automatically have access to the searchable records within the app. Remember, records are always available for free online as well.