Results of the Worldwide Indexing Event

Thanks to all who participated in the 2017 Worldwide Indexing Event on October 20–22!

Read all about the Results of the WORLDWIDE INDEXING EVENT and stand in awe with us that over seven million new family history records will now be available on FamilySearch.org thanks to volunteers around the world! Check out additional information on the FamilySearch blog, and read about how “throughout the event, nearly 80,000 people worked to transcribe historical documents to make them searchable online, including over 9,000 first-time FamilySearch indexing volunteers. Participants represented 116 countries, 10 languages, and all ages, making this a true worldwide event. The following number of volunteers joined the event:  Continue reading “Results of the Worldwide Indexing Event”

Use The Family History Guide to learn about Web Indexing and check out this upcoming worldwide event

Indexing makes records searchable online and is something most everyone can do. Each indexed record is a gift to someone, somewhere -allowing him or her to learn about and gather ancestors into the family tree. Indexing is not hard to do (you can select the level of difficulty) and it is so much fun! The Family History Guide offers the newest information and detailed “how-to” help for indexing.  See FamilySearch (FS) Project 5 to find out how to get started, manage batches, and set goals. One goal you might want to consider with your friends and family is to participate in the WORLDWIDE INDEXING EVENT 2017 to be held October 20-22.

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October is Family History Month – plan to make it memorable with The Family History Guide

In 2001, Congress first passed a resolution introduced by Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah to make October “Family History Month.” Senator Hatch felt that in searching for our roots, we come closer together as a human family. I think we would all agree, and add that we also come closer together in our individual families. See how The Family History Guide can help you and your family fill October with activities to remember. You will find ideas for any aspect of family history from research to making your own history – and everything in between. Start at the Home Page. Here you will find the Quick Start Menu (see below) with six categories from which to choose activities best suited for your family history celebration next month – and every month!

 

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