Tuesday, August 04, 2015

#FuelTheFind before ancient handwriting fades

What can compare to the thrill of finding your ancestor's name in a hundred-year old document? Seeing a young couple's marriage portrait from the old country? Finally figuring out the maiden name of a great-grandfather's wife? Breakthroughs like this only happen when we find those records mentioning our ancestors that were created at the time and place where they once lived.

But the old handwriting is literally fading off the pages of history. Archives and libraries are facing financial cutbacks and closures at an alarming pace. Unless we digitize and index those old records, we will lose access to our family's past. Your heritage. My heritage.

That's why +Cousin Russ and I support FamilySearch Indexing's 2015 Worldwide Indexing Event.

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 http://bit.ly/MyrtsNext 
and share their indexing experience - as indexers, arbitrators and end-users of the records indexes at FamilySearch.org.

  •  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 :)
Your friend in genealogy.

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