"If you can't get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance"
-George Bernard Shaw

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Helping Keep Genealogy Free

So the past couple of days yours truly has been busily working on indexing records for Family Search.  In two days I'm proud to say I've indexed 440+ names.  My goal is 1000 by the end of Novemeber.  I will say to watch for the new records coming out on family search....those of you that have people in Idaho around 1924 to 1956 will be happily suprised if you find you ancestors in the arrival manaifests.  Lots of great info such as birth information, family names if they traveled together, etc.  The project is Family Search's priority project and I've been busily indexing these names. 

If you want to get involved and help Family Search out then just go to their website and there's info on the home page how to be an indexer.  You can do a little bit or a whole lot.  Just remember that all of us help by keeping the information free on Family Search....and that is why I love them!!!  And maybe even someday I'll index my brickwall Fitzgeralds and watch that wall come tumbling down! 

Anyway I hope somone out there benefits from my volunteer work for Family Search. 

Happy Genealogy all!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for indexing and for sharing your experience. There are definitely researchers out there who benefit from your efforts. We receive notes saying "Thank You" to the volunteers every day. Here's just one of many:

    "I found my great great grandmother’s info through [FamilySearch]…which led me to find the headstone for the correct name spelling. I was able to find out the name of the son so I can continue to move on without stopping! Thank you!" ~Jennifer