28 January 2015

Inmates + Indexing = a Win-Win for genealogists and inmates!

Indexes help us gain access to previously hidden records.

Indexing can be time-consuming and challenging.

Indexing gives one a sense of accomplishment.

Indexing is a win-win!

All of these are why I took note when I read ... Inmates volunteer for family history work, indexing

Inside county jails across Utah, Arizona and Idaho, nearly 2,300 inmates voluntarily meet as family history indexing teams to help organize genealogical records around the world...

The inmates in each of the county jails and two statewide facilities logged more than 7 million names in 2014...

Are you aware of similar efforts where incarcerated individuals are performing family history indexing or assisting with some other genealogy-related crowdsourcing project?

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