Monday, July 30, 2007

Preparing to Index

I thought I would update you on my progress in FamilySearch Indexing. I was to tired Sunday night after being accepted as a volunteer to actually do anything so I went to bed instead. I worked at the Family History Center today and I was helping patrons instead of looking at the tutorials for indexing as I planned. Well the patrons are a priority after-all! Once things settled here at home very little time was left.

I have only spent the last hour looking over all the tutorials they have under the Help section. I find before I start any project I always look for the instructions if there are any. I was surprised that many didn't realize when beta testing new FamilySearch that there were tutorials and helps for them. Anyways I found the Indexing tutorials very instructional.

I liked how the lessons had quizzes with them to test what you had learned. I got two errors. Overall I didn't think that was to bad. I can already tell that Lesson 4: Basic Indexing Guidelines is going to be the one I reference the most. That was also where my two errors came from. I would think anyone not use to doing genealogy would need to go over those tutorials several times. There is a lot of information to take in, especially if you've never seen a presentation on it before. I'm kind of lucky I've attended several of them.

The instructions seem well thought out and look like they cover every situation you might find yourself in while indexing. Now I just can't wait to index. It's to late and I'm to tired to start tonight. Not sure how much I will get done tomorrow I'm going to the BYU Family History and Genealogy Conference tomorrow. Gotta go see my vendors and take in the free class on Legacy. Even though I can't afford to attend the conference I still go to the free stuff available.

See ya tomorrow, for tomorrow is always another genealogy day!

2 comments:

Bernard said...

Let me know about the what's upcoming for Legacy. I hear they're supposed to talk about the new release.

James W. Anderson said...

Don't forget to buy a syllabus, it has some great links and other things, and news about new FamilySearch as well. Even if you can't afford to go to the conference presentations you can buy one yourself over the counter or order online. I'm glad I got one.