People frequently ask me if there really is much work going in the FamilySearch Indexing projects that I talk about so often. My response is that almost every adult in our family and many of our grandchildren are constant indexers. They fill their otherwise wasted snippets of time with indexing via their iPhones, Android phones, iPads and laptops. Few if any windows of opportunity are lost to the often seen Internet browsing stare that indicates a vacant brain pattern.
So how big is the indexing project? FamilySearch just posted the ‘Recently Released’ projects along with the status of the current projects on the FamilySearch Wiki article titled “FamilySearch Indexing Updates”.
Here are the recently released projects:
Even that group is huge, but combined with the imminent release of the 1940 U.S. Census the rest of the current indexing projects makes the recently released group look very small indeed.
See that huge list and all of the countries and languages that are underway here.
We need your help too. The indexed images and information from these projects Is free to the world unless the agreement with the data owner precludes the free release. In that case, indexers who have earned a small but meaningful number of indexing points each month are allowed to see all of the images and data from the indexing project during the ensuing month.
This condition comparatively rare but as luck has it from time to time, may include the image you “must see” in your own genealogical research. It obviously isn’t an issue for active indexers.
Join with us in this indexing fraternity. It isn’t an exclusive club, but rather is inclusive of folks from every walk of life and of every language.
Download the Indexing Tool today and get started.
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