Volunteer for FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Event

August 7–14, 2015 – Online Event

Most of us by now should have received an email from FamilySearch asking us if we can “Help Fuel the Find?”

The message states that if we have ever found an ancestor on FamilySearch.org we should thank an indexer – and if we haven’t yet tried indexing we can join the worldwide online event on August 7-14, to show our gratitude.


Become one of a record-setting 100,000 online volunteers expected to participate in the second annual Worldwide Indexing Event, August 7–14, sponsored by FamilySearch.org.

Indexing—the process of making information from historical documents easily searchable online—can be done by anyone with a computer and Internet connection. (Learn how easy indexing is.)

FamilySearch indexing is one of the largest and most successful volunteer transcription programs in history, with more than 1.3 billion records indexed since 2007.

Fueling the find: Why indexing is so important

Every name that a volunteer indexes from a historical record can ultimately help someone easily and quickly find a missing ancestor. That’s because…



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