This post is paid & sponsored by Family Search.org. All the words and opinions are mine.
People all over the world are joining forces this weekend, July 15-17, 2016 for the 'Annual Worlwide Indexing Event' from FamilySearch.org. They are looking for 72,000 teammates to help with this event.
What's indexing, you ask?
It is entering into your computer historic information that was handwritten about people from the past. What people? All people. Everywhere. It is saving the past of all people from fading away.
Family history or genealogy is something many people all over the globe share an interest in and knowing about the story of their family tree is important to them. Preserving these hand-written records and making them available to everyone helps in the search to find your family's (and others) stories and information.
Is it hard to to do?
Not at all.
In fact the reason I chose to host this sponsored post is because I enjoy indexing and do it for fun and the pleasure of providing a small service to others. There are a couple of short and easy training videos to get you started. Click here to find out how easy it is.
Can anyone join?
All you need is a desktop computer and an internet connection to download the small program.
Can I do it beyond this weekend?
I personally love the thrill of feeling like a history detective as I decipher the scrawl on an old census or immigration record. There have been over a billion records deciphered so far and more are available all the time.
What about other languages?
Yes! Foreign language skills are needed.
There are many records in languages from all over the world waiting for someone who has the skill and knowledge to enter them properly.
Whether you are an old hand at family history or an absolute beginner, please join us this weekend (and in the future) as we race to save the world's records from the past and family stories from all over the globe. Just click here to sign up and get started. - Laura