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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

FamilySearch Indexing: Why I care, do you?

The best breakthroughs I've had in family history research have come because someone cared to show me the ropes by sharing what they know. I cannot always repay the kindness directly with more than a heartfelt smile and a thank-you, EXCEPT when you consider the vital role indexes play in locating an ancestor in a large record set. That's where FamilySearch Indexing comes in. It's a 2-person computer driven indexing initiative, where an arbitrator reconciles any variances in keystrokes.

We are now in the midst of the 2015 FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Event.
100,000 volunteers.
Aug 7-14

Will you be one of them?


We are ALL IN on FamilySearch Indexing's one -WEEK indexing event.

And as usual, Ol' Myrt here and +Cousin Russ  support the indexing initiative 100%. #FuelTheFind

We need volunteers to join our Hangout at 
and share their indexing experience - as indexers, arbitrators and end-users of the records indexes at

  •  Friday, 7th Aug 10-11am World Wide Indexing Kick-off with DearMYRTLE
  • Saturday, 8th Aug - work on our own
  • Sunday, 9th Aug - work on our own
  • Monday, 10 Aug - 10am Check in during regularly scheduled Mondays with Myrt
  • Tuesday, 11 Aug - 10-11am Index together
  • Wednesday, 12 Aug 10am Check in during regularly scheduled Scotland Study Group
  • Thursday, 13 Aug 10-11am Index together

Noon Eastern US (New York)
11am Central US (Chicago)
10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

If you need a time zone converter, here's one DearMYRTLE recommends:
VIEW and post COMMENTS before, during and after the Hangout on Air here:

Can you help us for 15-20 minutes any time during the hour? I'd like to talk about breakthroughs you've experienced using indexed records at FamilySearch.

We will also do follow up during Mondays with Myrt, a special Tuesday hangout, our Scotland Study Group and a special Thursday Hangout, all starting at noon Eastern, 11am Central, 10am Mountain, 9am Pacific. 

We are working to get a FamilySearch Indexing rep to join us as well.

In this manner, we are supporting the 2015 FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Event.


Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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