Monday, October 12, 2015

FamilySearch Indexing Newsletter

The following is from FamilySearch Indexing.

October 2015
FamilySearch Indexing Newsletter
Non-English Indexing Help Needed
Why Is Joan Smiling?

More than 90 percent of the 3.5 billion searchable records on FamilySearch are from English-speaking countries. Searchable records in English outnumber the combined total of searchable records in all other languages 20 to 1. What can you do to help?
Straight talk about indexing
Straight Talk about Indexing
Don’t worry. You’re not in trouble or anything. We just need to discuss some things about indexing that are changing-things that may be hard to swallow.
Italian indexing story
Blessed with "Eyes to See"
Read this story of a couple who were invited to learn how to index Italian records as part of an initiative to make more records of Italian ancestors available for research.
New indexing program update
What's Happening to the New Indexing Program?
Over the past couple of years, we have been talking about releasing an all new browser-based indexing program. Learn about progress being made and our pilot testers' feedback.
Hinting success stories
Hinting Leads to Success
It hasn’t been long since FamilySearch introduced the new hinting and descendancy view features. Here are just a few examples of the power indexed records have when combined with these great new tools.
RootsTech Registration Is Now Open!
RootsTech 2016 is happening February 3-6, 2016, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Register at An early bird discount is now available untilOctober 15.
Second Chances: A Life Touched by Family History
Watch the powerful story of how indexing was a catalyst that gave Constance a second chance.

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