How to use the Billion Graves Index at Findmypast

The Billion Graves index is a great resource if you’re looking for information about your ancestor’s death. The Billion Graves index includes over 12 million headstone records for the United States alone, and each entry includes a transcript of what’s included in the record, a photograph of the gravestone, and GPS details of the location of the gravestone, so you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to see your ancestor’s grave, which can save you a lot of time and money in your search.

FindMyPast members have easy access to the Billion Graves Index. This article shows you how to use it.

Cemetery Research for Genealogy: A Beginner’s Guide

Cemeteries are an exceptional resource for discovering details about your ancestors to add to your family tree. Whether you’re searching for birth information, maiden names, or additional family members, gravesites can enlighten you to an abundance of facts about your family’s past.

But if you don’t know where to begin when conducting genealogy research in a cemetery, it can be more than overwhelming! Thankfully, we’ve compiled the following basic steps to help you get acquainted with your first ancestral quest through a cemetery.

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