World­wide In­dex­ing Event planned July 15-17

Serve Daily - - BUILDING COMMUNITY - By Ginny Ack­er­son

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.

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