There are millions of entries in this record set. Each entry has a transcript, which includes a link to an image of the headstone with GPS details. The amount of information varies, but the records usually include the following information:
Cemetery records are of great importance in discovering where and when your ancestor died. They can also provide you with information regarding their birth and marriage dates.
With an abundance of cemeteries in the U.S., it can be overwhelming trying to pinpoint the precise cemetery in which your ancestor was laid to rest, and traveling to each potential location is costly. However, in partnering with BillionGraves, we aim to make available all the cemetery records held on their site for free, saving you time and money as you search for your ancestor. BillionGraves is the largest resource for GPS-tagged headstone and burial records on the web, with over 12 million headstone records.
This index will be regularly updated throughout the year and pertains solely to U.S. headstones.
Note that some results pertain to living people as per the customs of leaving headstone space for a surviving spouse and of purchasing plots and headstones in advance.
If you are a fan of literature but unable to visit those cemeteries in which your favorite author has been laid to rest, this record set will enable you to pay your respects by viewing their graves remotely. For instance, the tombstone of the author Louisa May Alcott can be viewed in this record set. She was buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Massachusetts in the year 1888. Neighboring her grave, lies other literary greats such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, both of whose graves can be viewed in this record set.
This index is sourced from BillionGraves: http://billiongraves.com/