We just launched a new Upload and Transcribe beta at Find A Grave. With this new feature, you can upload a whole trips worth of cemetery headstone photos and transcribe them in either new memorials, or attach the photos easily to existing memorials.
Upload Multiple Photos At Once
Add a group of headstone photos to Find A Grave using a new upload tool available on the cemetery page. Preview, rotate, and delete images from the photos you upload.
Quick Tip: Make sure “Location Services” is turned on in your smartphone camera when you take pictures, and when you upload photos through the beta, they’ll appear correctly on the photo map after uploaded! This works for both Android and iOS phones.
Easily Transcribe Uploaded Photos
You can turn your uploaded photos in to new memorials, or quickly attach them to preexisting memorials, using our new transcription tool. Find your photos to transcribe on your Contributor Tools page or on the cemetery page.
Get Help, Help Others
Photos that have been uploaded through this new feature, but haven’t yet been transcribed, will be opened to the community after 7 days. The photographer will still manage any new memorials created, and special attribution will be given to the transcriber. You can find community photos to transcribe at your friends profile page, any cemetery page, or on our home page.
We are constantly trying to improve Find A Grave, so please consider giving us your feedback. You can reach out to us through our online feedback form, and don’t forget to follow us on our Facebook page.
Find A Grave Community Day on Saturday, October 18th
Has it been a while since you visited a cemetery? Well, let’s change that. Immediately! Join us tomorrow for our first official Community Day at a cemetery near you. While we are looking to fulfill the thousands of photo requests that are pending on our website, ultimately we want to use this as a way for our community to come together and meet one another. You know what they say, communities that grave together, stay together.
We have several events taking place around the world – check out the Meetup page and if you find one in your local area, make sure to RSVP to let the local organizer know you are coming! Don’t see your cemetery or your town listed? That’s ok. Add it!
Now, can you help us get the word out today? The idea was to try to get volunteers in your local community to join you, so post a link to your specific Meetup page on your Facebook account, on Twitter, Google+, Instagram, etc. Let’s see if we can rally a few more folks before this event starts. And add the hashtag #FGDay to your post as we would love to see all the excitement spread across the web.
And please remember to take a photo of yourself at the cemetery on Saturday, then share it online using the #FGDay hashtag. We want to honor everyone who participated in this event and think what better way to do so than with a photo collage of all of you incredible people!!
Thank you all for participating and we hope you get a chance to meet some new people and can fulfill thousands of photo requests.
- Details on how to participate in our Community Day, Saturday, October 18th
- List of events happening around the world
- Download the Latest Mobile Release (1.2.2) for iOS Devices