. . . and you don’t even have to go there to get started!
America’s Cemetery is the first in the country to photograph every grave marker and upload them, with maps showing their locations, to:
This enables you to read basic information about each person buried in the cemetery and to add more information and photographs for those who come to BillionGraves later. You can also follow links to learn about their genealogy and to add branches and roots to their family trees.
Start with a search
Clicking on the above link will take you directly to America’s Cemetery portion of BillionGraves. After signing up or logging in, type in the search box the name of the person you are looking for. The name will appear below the search box. If you click on the name, you will see that person’s grave marker and its location in the cemetery.
The page also includes some fundamental information about the person, as well as links to other people and other sites.
If you type only a last name in the search box, a list of everyone in the cemetery with that last name will appear below it. A click on a name will take you that person’s BillionGraves page.
For example . . .
Let’s follow an example to discover the possibilities. Follow this link to www.billiongraves.com. In the last name search box, type in Marsteller. In the list that appears below, click on Marsteller, Opal K. Her page will appear. You can explore by clicking on the various links on the page. You can also edit and add information in the boxes. And by clicking on the circled plus sign at the bottom of the left column, you can add photos or images of documents.
To get into Opal’s genealogy, click on “View on Family Search” toward the top of the left column. Click “View Tree” underneath her name. You will be able to follow the family tree which, if you keep following “Collins,” will take you back to Aaron Collins, who lived from 1257 to 1277.