Search This Blog

Loading...

Saturday, July 11, 2015

DiscoverFreedmen: When you know where you come from

DearREADERS,
"When you know where you come from, there's an aura about yourself. You have a level of pride and security no matter what's going on in the world, no matter what world events are happening. When you know who you are, where you come from, regardless of the story, whether good or bad, it brings some healing, restoration."
 Source: Monique Lampkin, found her ancestors in the Freedmen's Bureau records. http://bit.ly/1T7aaJH


 

WHAT'S THE CHALLENGE?
Ol' Myrt here asks each of her followers to contribute 30 minutes each week in July 2015 to this massive indexing project. That will surely get the ball rolling.

HOW?
1. Learn more about the project at www.DiscoverFreedmen.org
2. Create a FamilySearchIndexing.org account, if you don't already have one. You'll be asked to download a small indexing program that permits online and offline indexing options.
3. When selecting projects to download, choose one of the Freedmens Record sets as shown below:

IMAGE: screen capture from www.FamilySearchIndexing.org

DON'T WORRY
The FamilySearch Indexing process involves at least two sets of eyes on each image. Do you best. Ol' Myrt has created a Google Sheet if you'd like to keep track of your numbers here: http://bit.ly/DMDiscoverFreedmenChallenge


Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.

Blog: http://blog.DearMYRTLE.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DearMYRTLE
G+ DearMYRTLE Community
Twitter: @DearMYRTLE
Second Life: Clarise Beaumont
http://www.youtube.com/user/DearMYRTLE