Tuesday, October 14, 2008

FSIndexing notices: Java/Mac issue resolved & access to indexes

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following items are posted on the main screen at www.FamilySearchIndexing.org, and may be of assistance to volunteers.
October 9, 2008: Mac Users and Java - Resolved
A fix has been created for Mac users who have not been able to start the indexing application for the past week (see announcement below on Sept 29th). For the fix to apply to your computer (if you are one of these Mac users), click the Start Indexing button in the bottom right corner of this home page.

If you experience an issue, such as a certificate mismatch error, please click
here to run a file that will remove old JAR resources from your computer. Then click the Start Indexing button again, if needed.

October 2, 2008: Access to Indexes and Images
All indexes created by FamilySearch volunteers will be available free to the general public through
FamilySearch.org. Access to any images with a “convenience fee” provided under FamilySearch affiliate agreements (e.g., with Ancestry.com, Findmypast.com, and Footnote.com) will be available for free through any family history center worldwide, to LDS Church members, and qualified FamilySearch indexers (a volunteer who indexes 900 names in a 90 day period will have 90 days of free image access).FamilySearch is testing a validation system that will enable it to authenticate qualified FamilySearch members. It will be implemented in 2009.To search indexes and images freely now at FamilySearch's pilot site, click here.