Indexing, which is the process of providing search information for record collections, has become a worldwide effort. We should all know how indexing accelerates family history work and how we can take part.
Prepare to be a productive and effective indexer.
Contribute to the worldwide indexing effort, making more record indexes available to researchers.
When you master a few essential indexing techniques, your work will go faster and smoother.
Here are some resources to help you improve indexing skills:
If you are skilled in an additional language, there are resources available to help you start indexing.
Hard-to-read handwriting is a fact of life for older records. Being able to better read it will help you make more progress with original research as well indexing records.
When batches of indexed records are submitted to FamilySearch, arbiters review the batches to ensure quality. You can make a difference by volunteering and being trained as an indexing arbiter.
Ancestry has a worldwide archiving project that provides indexes for record collections.