The BillionGraves team is proud to announce that we have reached 16,000,000 million GPS headstone records, and 320,907 users! This is a big milestone in growth of BillonGraves! Thanks to all the contributors around the world! For those of you who prefer to see stats in a pretty little picture, we’ve created this small info graphic for you! 🙂

Summer is coming to a close and fall is just around the corner! For many of our international users it means that the snow is finally melting and sun is beginning to shine! What a beautiful and fun time of year for all of our users!  Again, nothing has stopped our users from creating another million searchable records to be shared with the world! This time, it only took 58 days for our transcribers to create another million records! With new partnerships and dedicated contributors, we are growing our headstone record database internationally! With 616,000 records coming from the US, that means that nearly 400,000 records are coming from outside the US! That means more and more records are coming overseas! This is a huge advantage to those searching for ancestors overseas!

With more than 16 million GPS tagged headstone records (which excludes the millions of searchable “Supporting Records” also found on BillionGraves) BillionGraves maintains its place as the world’s largest and fastest growing collection of GPS tagged headstones in the world! That is incredible! We want to thank everyone who helped us reach 16,000,000 so quickly! We couldn’t have done it without the wonderful contributors who are visiting and photographing cemeteries throughout the world as well as all those transcribing all those images!

If you want some additional stats to feed your craving, here are some additional statistics:

320,907 (68,995 increase!) Total BillionGraves Users
34,241 different cemeteries contain more than 1 GPS headstone record
144 different countries with searchable GPS headstone records. (Added 5 more countries!)
Top 5 Photographers who contributed to the last 1 million records:
1. Jim Lohr: 41,258 (United States)
2. mpearce4: 40,937 (United States)
3. huskerken: 36,312 (United States)
4. Sabrina: 35,900 (Croatia)
5. jayseagle: 27,204 (United States)
Top 5 Transcribers who contributed to the last 1 million records:
1. Nashville Lady: 34,564 (United States)
2. Annetta Dansie: 27,402 (United States)
3. lindudes: 24,163 (New Zealand)
4. Sarah_765: 21,519 (United States)
5. Angel: 15,540 (Australia)
What top Countries added to the last 1 million records?
1. United States: 616,644
2. Canada: 90,221
3. Israel: 59,932
4. Australia: 44,829
5. United Kingdom: 30,085
6. New Zealand: 23,502
7. Poland: 20,240
8. Czech Republic: 20,081
9. Finland: 17,058
10. Germany: 13,161
What top US States added to the last 1 million records?
1. California: 84,026
2. Ohio: 42,856
3. Iowa: 38,959
4. Texas: 32,072
5. North Carolina: 29,932
6. Missouri: 29,473
7. Pennsylvania: 29,129
8. Illinois: 26, 334
9. Nebraska: 24,450
10. Florida: 22,658
Top 10 Countries with searchable GPS headstone records: (Includes All 15 Million Records)
Note this is searchable GPS records and does not include photos waiting for transcription.
(#) Is previous ranking.
1. (1) USA: 11,220,823
2. (2) Australia: 11,191,364
3. (3) Canada: 881,196
4. (4) United Kingdom: 713,100
5. (6) Israel: 338,350
6. (5) New Zealand: 309,913
7. (7) Germany: 150,407
8. (8) Poland: 133,518
9. (9) Czech Republic: 115,202
10. (10) Hungary: 95,774
929,405 Images waiting to be transcribed and added our searchable database!
3,935 Users helped transcribe the last 1 million GPS headstone records
4,219 Users help take the photos of the last 1 million GPS headstone records
Who took the 16 millionth photo?
Who transcribed the 16 millionth GPS headstone record?
Please visit our leaderboard to keep up on our current state of growth! Thanks again!
-The BillionGraves Team