13 October 2017

FamilySearch 2017 Worldwide Indexing Event (20-22 October 2017)

FamilySearch 2017 Worldwide Indexing Event (20-22 October 2017)

As they have for the past few years, FamilySearch will be hosting a worldwide indexing event

Here are some details. 

When: October 20–22, 2017.

What: As in years past, the purpose of the event will be to unite the international indexing community around the common goal of making more historical records searchable online for free. Last year’s event broke the previous records with more than 100,000 indexers helping to index over 10,000,000 records.

Spread the Word: Flyers and posters are available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian.
·         English
·         Español
·         Français
·         Deutsch
·         Italiano
·         Português
·         Русский

The Records: To prepare for this event, FamilySearch is working hard to make more records available to be indexed. By the time the event comes around, there will be records available from many countries around the world and in many languages. There will be records appropriate for every experience level—from beginner to advanced—so that all can feel the joy of participating. The goal is to make this event accessible to as many people as possible and to end the event with new records accessible to people looking for their family from around the globe.

FamilySearch has made many records available via its acquisition and digitization projects.  Many of the digitized records are viewable and not yet accessible to many as they are not indexed.  This event helps increase access to these records via linking index terms to them!

It does take a community to make this event a success.

Will you be participating?  What records would you like to index and/or see indexed?

Editor’s Note: Check out past Upfront with NGS articles on FamilySearch here.

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