How to Earn a BillionGraves Plus Subscription for FREE!
“Earn a BillionGraves Plus subscription for free!” Yes, you read that correctly!
Allow me to set something straight first. BillionGraves basic plan is FREE. You can look up names on the BillionGraves website and app to look for your ancestor’s gravestones. You can also take photos of gravestones and transcribe records. You can even build a family tree.
But BillionGraves PLUS will allow you to do even more! With BillionGraves Plus, you will find additional tools to help you find your ancestors along with their relatives.
BillionGraves Plus is typically $60 per year. But by contributing to BillionGraves, you can receive FREE access to BillionGraves Plus.
Here’s how in a nutshell: upload 2,500 or more photographs or complete 500 or more transcriptions in one month and you will receive credit for one FREE month of BillionGraves Plus.
Each credit that you earn can be activated whenever you are ready to use it. If you are already a BillionGraves Plus subscriber, your subscription will be extended for an additional month when you activate the credit.
BillionGraves’ Basic Plan is Free for Everyone!
We are often asked, “Is BillionGraves free?” Yes, it is! Creating a BillionGraves account will give you member privileges.
* You may take photos with the free BillionGraves app.
* You may upload headstone images with the free BillionGraves app.
* You may transcribe headstone images to make them searchable.
* You may upload supporting records (e.g., birth certificates, obituaries).
* You may modify existing records.
* You may communicate with our community of users.
* You may communicate with other contributors.
* You may participate in exclusive offers from BillionGraves partners.
Click HERE to register for a free BillionGraves account.
What is BillionGraves Plus?
BillionGraves Plus is an optional upgrade. It is NOT required to take or upload gravestone pictures, add cemeteries, or search records.
What is the Difference between BillionGraves and BillionGraves Plus?
BillionGraves is free and includes the following features:
* View all headstone records
* View all cemetery record
* Take photos of gravestones with the BillionGraves app
* Upload photos and cemetery records
* Make photo requests
* Transcribe photos
* Schedule cemetery events
* Edit existing records
* Sync records with partners
* Collaborate with friends
BillionGraves Plus requires a subscription and includes the following features:
* All the features of free BillionGraves
* No ads
BillionGraves Plus Features
Here are some additional details about 6 BillionGraves Plus Features:
It is estimated that about 70% of all people are buried in family plots. This feature uses BillionGraves’ GPS technology to show you where they are and who is buried in each one.
If you know where one of your ancestors is buried, you can use the Family Plots feature to see who else is buried there.
You may find out that your great-great-grandfather had more children than you realized. Or you may discover a whole row of gravestones with his sibling’s names. Maybe you’ll see a gravestone in the family plot labeled “infant” and it may be the only place on earth that little one’s name is recorded!
With the Nearby Graves feature, you will be able to see who is buried near your ancestors!
Family members who do not share the same family name are most likely found near other family graves. The Nearby Graves feature allows you to see those headstones – sorted by distance from the one you selected.
This can be especially useful in discovering the gravestones of a married daughter or a grandchild since they may have a different last name than the rest of the family – especially if you can’t visit the cemetery in person.
The Global Family feature allows you to see everyone that shares the same family name on a map that is sorted by city, county, state, country, or even the whole world. You can then zoom in and see the specifics.
This is especially useful in finding the gravestone of a relative who may have moved across town from the rest of the family.
You will be notified by email immediately ANYTIME a NEW RECORD comes in that matches the name and location you have selected. You don’t have to search. We search for you.
One of the ways BillionGraves is able to provide free content to the world is to allow other companies to place advertisements on the BillionGraves website. But what if you don’t want to see those ads? Get BG+!
With BillionGraves Plus, there are no ads which means no distractions!
And with the ads out of the way, you will get faster search results, bigger gravestone photos, and larger cemetery maps!
Click on the support tab on any page of the BillionGraves website to submit your question and, as a BG+ subscriber, it will be moved to the top of the support queue.
How to Earn a Free BillionGraves Plus Subscription by Taking Gravestone Photos
Upload 2,500 or more photographs in one month and you will receive credit for one FREE month of BG Plus.
The app will automatically keep track of the number of photos you take.
If you have already started taking photos and want to know how many hours you have accrued so far, simply look at the number of photos recorded on your phone and divide that number by 250. You can find the total number of photos by clicking on the dashboard icon on the main screen of the BillionGraves app on your smartphone.
Click HERE to watch a video about BillionGraves.
How to Take Photos of Gravestones with Your Smartphone
Click HERE to watch a video about how to take photos with the BillionGraves app.
How to Earn a Free BillionGraves Plus Subscription by Transcribing
Complete 500 or more transcriptions in one month and you will receive credit for one FREE month of BG Plus.
You can get started transcribing at your own convenience at billiongraves.com/transcribe
We hope you enjoy earning the additional benefits of BillionGraves Plus by taking photos of gravestones and/or transcribing data from gravestone images taken by others.
Click HERE to learn more about BillionGraves Plus or to get it right now.
Volunteering to Take Gravestone Photos
We need your help to take photos of gravestones! It is easy and done completely with your smartphone! Click HERE to get started.
You are welcome to do this at your own convenience, no permission from us is needed. If you still have questions after you have clicked on the link to get started, you can email us at Volunteer@BillionGraves.com. We’ll be happy to help you!
Are you planning a group service project? Email us at Volunteer@BillionGraves.com for more resources. We will help you find a cemetery that still needs to have photos taken.
Happy Cemetery Hopping!
Cathy Wallace and The BillionGraves Team