I have been a FamilySearch Indexer for a few years, off andon. I must admit I don’t consistently takeadvantage of the opportunity to index records. Yes, I see this as more of help to me and my record education than whatit does for the genealogical community.
- Practice interpreting different styles ofhandwriting.
- Learning about records collection you didn’tknow about
- Understanding what additional information isavailable on the original records as opposed to just the indexed fields
- The more you index, the more you learn!
The1940 U.S. CensusCommunity Project is reaching out to the community to become familiar withthe indexing process so that when the 1940 U.S. Census is released on April 2,2012, we can get to work and start indexing these wonderful documents! Untilthey are indexed, typing name in a search field will not find any results. Visit the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project website to learn even more!