Worldwide Indexing Event planned July 15-17
I am excited about the upcoming Worldwide Indexing Event and thought I would share that excitement with you. The following is adapted from the FamilySearch Indexing website, https://familysearch. org/indexing/.
Indexing is the process of entering information from the world’s digitally scanned historical documents into a database, making it easily searchable online. People around the world can then search these indexed records to find their ancestors. Anyone with a computer and Internet someone had indexed the exact record I needed! I realized that it was not just the indexer that brought this record to me; it was the arbitrator and people at FamilySearch who get the records ready to publish and all the others that touched that record, from the camera operator who photographed the record down to the recorder who sat with my ancestors and wrote the information that I now had in my hands.