What is Indexing?Volunteers extract family history information from digital images of historical documents to create searchable indexes that assist everyone in finding their ancestors.
An article in the Ensign tells about how ANYONE can help with it!
When the kids both go down for naps, I have from 2-4 hours of "ME TIME". Usually I pass the time by cleaning the kitchen, picking up toys, trying to organize our clutter or surfing the internet. I set up my information and loaded the program last week and spent an hour today indexing names from South Dakota and Illinois. It was awesome! I felt like I was using my brain (deciphering the handwriting reminds me of trying to read my 6th graders' writing) to do something really worthwhile and fun! It's also really fun to sit and ponder what these people's lives were like. What a 27-year-old mother's life was like with a husband and five children in South Dakota! I worked on indexing for about an hour and got two "batches" done. I'm sure I'll get faster as I get more practice. I just wanted to put a plug in there for any of you moms who find yourselves alone at night while your husbands are at school/church meetings, have napping kids or kids at school, have insomnia, etc. It's a great way to pass the time and do something to help move the family history work forward. Thanks Sarah!
Okay, now I've got to go clean the kitchen.