Category Archives: Indexing

FamilySearch Web Indexing is now available – time to try it!

At our recent presentations we asked everyone to try the new FamilySearch Web Indexing,  but we told you to wait until it was released – we gave you a holiday!  The full public release has happened, but we have waited … Continue reading

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Please Help the WorldWide Indexing Event

When?  During the week of Aug 7 to 14 Why?  Help “fuel the find”  – we all like to type in a name and search for an ancestor – now we can help make more names available – or find … Continue reading

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FamilySearch Combines Indexes and Record Images in a Single View

A blog posting at FamilySearch on June 22 announced a new feature and this one I think is very helpful.  When you search in the Historical Records collection – remember this is where all the results of Indexing are available – … Continue reading

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News from RootsMagic and an Exciting Indexing Experience

We recently had a nice surprise – RootsMagic released version 7 of their popular software!   Many of you know that we are RootsMagic enthusiasts.  The free RootsMagic Essentials version continues – so you can try that for free. … Continue reading

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Join the Worldwide Indexing Event

Join volunteers from around the world on July 20 and 21 for an international history-making event! The goal? For 50,000 indexers and arbitrators to submit at least one batch in a 24-hour period! Do more if you would like, but … Continue reading

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Plans for the Future from FamilySearch

Recently FamilySearch held their annual department business meeting.  I’ve been to these very interesting meetings in the past.  They used to begin with words something like “what you see today is not to be shared with people outside of this … Continue reading

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Update on the Size of the Historical Records Collection at

 When you click on Search in the Historical Records collection at, you are looking at: 3.5 billion searchable names with 1 billion images indexed. There are about 200 million indexed names published each year. There are about 35+ million … Continue reading

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