Billing itself as the world’s largest resource for searchable GPS cemetery data, BillionGraves invites users to contribute to its ambitious goal using a free app. Even if you don’t, you can easily search others’ uploads. A “Plus” upgrade ($54.99 annually) lets you check family and neighboring plots and get notifications of additions.VISIT SITE
Find your ancestors’ marriage records in 12 Western states among the 913,000 searchable entries here.VISIT SITE
New York state death indexes, New Jersey marriages, post-1920 Missouri births and New York City marriages are just the latest success stories from this nonprofit public-records advocacy group. It liberates records—more than 25 million so far—using freedom of information laws and open-data requests.