BillionGraves 4+

Preserve the worlds cemeteries

Otter Creek Holdings, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 1.2K Ratings
    • Free



BillionGraves helps you document, honor and preserve the graves of every person and family who has ever lived. With your help we can create the most comprehensive family history database of photos and records from all the world’s cemeteries. Join our quest with the BillionGraves app to shoot and share photos of headstones from your own cemetery visits—anywhere in the world. Find the headstones you’re looking for, and help us identify even more!

Using BillionGraves is SIMPLE, REWARDING, and FUN:
1. Visit a cemetery (in your hometown, on vacation, on a break from business trips)
2. Use your smartphone camera to take and upload photos of all the headstones you can find
3. Tell friends and family about your experience, and build a network of like-minded folks around the world!

- Search the world’s largest collection of cemeteries, graves and their GPS locations for FREE
- Discover photos, memories and stories about your family.
- Add a local cemetery, right where you live or wherever you visit
- Use our built-in maps to guide you to family headstones at any cemetery anywhere in the world
- Request headstone photos anywhere in the world
- Find cemeteries near you and user your smartphone camera to fulfill photo requests in seconds
- Link multiple headstone photos
- Save and share memorials with friends and family
- Patent-pending technology
- Many more genealogy resources available online at

What’s New

Version 5.1.14

Small updates to the default settings.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

L4mip ,

Amazing For Family History

This app has been a joy to use! Easy to take and upload pics. Figured out that I can’t transcribe from my phone, it has to be from my laptop. I also haven’t figured out how to check my dashboard from my phone app but I can easily do it from my laptop. I’m sure I’ll figure it out but between the two I can easily take pics, upload, transcribe and check my dashboard.
This app is also links to family tree which allows cross connecting so that other genealogy sites

Deven Deriso ,

App is great, but Quirky

I love using this app, and the cause it is being used for is admirable. But as one of the latest people using the app, users should mind a couple of quirks when recording headstones.

First off, since it uses both your camera to take the photo, and your location to record where the headstone is, the app drains your battery FAST. I could usually get about 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours worth of photo taking before needing to charge. Make sure you have some method of charging your phone before starting for a better experience.

And second off, the Uploading of photos. After you finish taking your photos, you can upload them to the website’s database for public use. The app uploads one picture at a time; and depending on how many photos were taken, and the signal strength of the area, uploading all of your photos will take anywhere from half as long to twice as long as it took to take the photos. Another thing about the upload to keep in mind, is that you HAVE to keep the app open while it is uploading, or it will pause the upload. And once again, the process eats through your battery very quickly.

So overall, it’s a good app, you just have to be mindful of a few quirks and for goodness sake, keep an eye on your battery.

Denny2446 ,


It’s an interesting app, however it’s search function is flawed. When filling out the criteria for the search you might as well be searching for Santa Claus. Because if you put in the last name. state, city and county of the deceased you get the entire state or at least a subset of it.
The app developers should be willing to give people accurate information and not fill the screen with tombstone images that aren’t accurate.

The app should come back with this:

“Sorry this grave has not been photographed. Would you like to have one of our volunteer grave photographers take a picture of your loved ones gravesite? If so, please provide your loved one’s detailed information and we will get the word out.”

Then, when a volunteer is photographing a gravesite they know they are truly helping a family’s memory continue.

Your current database search engine for a deceased is nothing short of a disappointing experience. It should be proactive. Inviting each one to ask for volunteer help in the matter. And not give up in disappointment!

This app could be an fantastic family experience if I was developing it. Or, if you are willing to really take some advice from an experienced application developer.

Family grave history doesn’t need to be lost!

Denny H.
Naples, Fl

App Privacy

The developer, Otter Creek Holdings, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Other Data

Data Not Linked to You

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  • Diagnostics

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