Tuesday, July 6, 2010

FamilySearch Launches Indexing Newsletter

FamilySearch launched a newsletter for indexers FamilySearch International launched a monthly newsletter last week for indexing volunteers. According to FamilySearch,

This inaugural edition of a monthly newsletter demonstrates an increasing desire to better communicate with the volunteers who participate in this wonderful cause of providing access to the world’s records online.

The newsletter included these statistics:

  • Total Records Indexed: 339,782,331+
  • Total Records Indexed in 2010: 100,795,360+
  • Total Registered Indexers: 340,041+

Among other items, the newsletter pointed out the “FamilySearch Indexing Updates” page on the FamilySearch Wiki. The page highlights new projects and recently completed projects. It includes a table showing the progress of all active projects. It appears similar to the “Latest News” page of http://indexing.familysearch.org.

Rumor has it that the product manager for FamilySearch Indexing is a top notch man who worked for a company I cofounded. I can neither confirm nor deny this rumor (but he is top notch).

To become a volunteer indexer for FamilySearch, click here. To volunteer for Ancestry.com indexing, click here.

1 comment:

  1. I love seeing the stats on what we've been able to accomplish as indexing volunteers.

    You can use the link below to see the entire newsletter in your Internet browser. I got this from FamilySearch indexing.

    FamilySearch Indexing Newsletter - http://eepurl.com/FFu3


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