Did you know that FamilySearch has been indexing records for nearly 100 years? What began on handwritten and typed index cards by LDS Church employees in 1921 has become a global effort that is now producing over a half-million indexed names daily! And now, there’s a new way for you to be a part of this exciting and important project.
The new indexing tool is for indexers of all ages and makes indexing easier than ever. Now there’s no need to download a separate application. You can index, get help, and discover your own family, all in one place.
Once you’re signed in, the steps are simple. Just click “Find Batches” and choose a project to get started! For first-timers, you’ll need to create a FamilySearch account before you begin.
Why Index Online?
- Index on the go. No matter where you are, you can simply use the internet browser on your iPad, Nexus, Kindle Fire, or preferred tablet or laptop. (Cell phones are not an ideal experience—yet!)
- Find projects that interest you. Search project titles and descriptions with keywords, or filter projects by difficulty level, location, language, or time period. When you’ve settled on a project you like, set it as a favorite for easy, one-click access.
- Join a group and set a goal. Your indexing contribution applies to every group of which you are a member. Also, any indexer can now create groups for families, genealogical societies, or other community organizations.
See How to Get Started (Click Here)