What is the Difference Between BillionGraves and Find A Grave? Part Two: For Researchers – BillionGraves – Tombstone Tuesdays January 19, 2021

Disclosure: I pay a yearly subscription for BillionGraves+. I also sometimes earn free months through transcribing. In the past, I have occasionally won prizes during contests although it has been a while since I last won anything or transcribed enough images to get a free month. I do participate in their Beta program which means I infrequently earn free months for filling out surveys.

Much longer article, but here’s some of the key points.

Here’s Part I: What is the Difference Between BillionGraves and Find A Grave? Part I: For Researchers – BillionGraves April 17, 2019

I saw this on BillionGraves blog last night – https://blog.billiongraves.com/what-is-the-difference-between-billiongraves-and-find-a-grave/

It’s a question we get asked a lot: What is the difference between BillionGraves and Find A Grave?

BillionGraves and Find A Grave do have a lot of similarities. Both have searchable websites for finding cemetery data. Both are crowd-sourced with volunteers taking photos and transcribing. BillionGraves and Find A Grave are both free of charge to access data.

But it is what is different about them that makes BillionGraves outstanding!

This blog post is the second in a two-part series and it focuses on how BillionGraves and Find A Grave are different for those who volunteer to take photos and record gravestone data.

Part One of this series focused on how BillionGraves and Find A Grave are different for researchers. Your research matters to us! We want to help your family tree be the best, well-sourced, documented tree it can possibly be by providing sourced documented records that genealogists can rely on.

Check out Part One to learn how BillionGraves has grown to be the world’s largest GPS-linked cemetery database by following the Genealogical Standard of Proof and by providing GPS-linked gravestone images as a foundation for additional sources. Sourced information matters, because without it, family trees can become hunches and guesses. 

Which is easier to use?

The main difference between BillionGraves and Find A Grave for volunteers who are taking photos is that BillionGraves is quick and easy to use. Just download the app, tap your phone screen to take a GPS-tagged photo, and tap again to upload! Boom. Done!

And you can feel great about what you have accomplished at the cemetery with the BillionGraves app since EVERY gravestone will have a photo that is linked to a GPS location!



Previous Tombstone Tuesdays posts: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/Tombstone-tuesday/



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