Tuesday, October 17, 2017

It's Almost Party Time, and You're Invited! #FamilySearchIndexing

Have you ever found information about an ancestor online? Perhaps you've stumbled across an obituary, or a census record. Maybe you've discovered a newspaper article, or a marriage license. If you have, you understand what a thrill it is to learn something about someone who is related to you. 

Have you ever wondered just how that information gets published online? In brief, digital images are taken of paper records, and then, thanks to many volunteers, the names and dates from those images are indexed. People like you and me can download a batch of records, then carefully transcribe what is written. 

Indexing is simple, and you can return a batch anytime. There is help available every step of the way, and each batch is indexed by more than one person, and any differences are arbitrated. It's a no-pressure, interesting, helpful project, and can be done by people of all ages. 

Why am I mentioning this? #FamilySearchIndexing is hosting an event on October 20-22, with the goal of making more records searchable, and is inviting you to participate! You can read more about how to join in by clicking here.

Caption: Join the cause Worldwide Indexing Event 2017 Help Others Find Their Ancestors through Indexing When: October 20 to 22 Where: Wherever you are! How: Index one batch, and help someone else do the same. What's new: Online indexing now available! Learn more at: FamilySearch.org/indexingevent2017 FamilySearch The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #familysearchindexing
Hope you can join in the fun!



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