Family History Month – Day 16 Sign up for the Worldwide Indexing Event!

Get ready for the Worldwide Indexing Event October 20-22!   Family History research can be like looking for a needle in a haystack.       Indexing creates a digital, searchable record of an older historical record, and is like tying a ribbon to that needle in the haystack, allowing it to be found with ease.   The Worldwide Indexing Event October 20-22 is a great time to give back to the family history community. I once heard an indexer explain what motivated him. He was indexing records for children in an asylum. They were called "inmates." Inmates. He had this visual image of a child behind prison bars, unable to find his or her family. Even if someone knew to look for these children, finding the right record source would be like searching for a needle in a haystack. He realized that every name he indexed was like tying a ribbon to one of these needles. By donating a bit of time to type old records into computer fields and ma…
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