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From: FamilySearch Indexing <noreply(a)familysearch.org>
Date: July 30, 2010 10:03:11 PM MDT
To: Venita <venitar(a)mac.com>
Subject: FamilySearch Indexing Newsletter
Reply-To: FamilySearch Indexing <noreply(a)familysearch.org>
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Venita, please review the following update on FamilySearch indexing.
Goal: 200 Million Records Complete in 2010
We have completed more than 100 million records so far this year! And each of those
records was indexed twice and arbitrated when needed. Great work!
Now we need your help to reach 200 million records by the end of 2010! We can do it if we
all work together. What greater way to pursue our goal of providing online access to
billions of records worldwide? The goal set at the beginning of the year was to reach 169
million records in 2010. We think we can far surpass this goal if everyone gets involved.
Here is the challenge. In the past year, over 95,000 registered users have submitted at
least one batch. If each of those individuals indexes or arbitrates about 2,500 records in
the next five months (or 118 records per week) we can accomplish our goal with flying
colors. Now the truth is that with summer vacations and holidays, half of us will probably
submit less than 1,000 records by the end of the year, so we need as much help from each
individual as he or she feels comfortable giving.
We'll announce the top indexer and arbitrator each week along with our total progress
on our Facebook page.
Moving the Vault Online
There is something captivating about FamilySearch’s drive to digitize the world’s
records. Is it the enormity of the task that is so intriguing? Perhaps it is because they
started capturing records back in 1938, and since that time, have acquired billions of
genealogical names that are held in theGranite Mountain Records Vault. Maybe it is the
fact that FamilySearch’s indexing initiative has already given us free open access to more
than 900 million of these records. Wait . . . what?
If you haven’t tried searching FamilySearch’s vault for free,visit Record Search. Find
your ancestors! Click on Search or Browse our record collections to see what records exist
for a geographic area, or enter what you know about an ancestor on the home page, click
Search, and see matching records.
Thanks to our dedicated indexers, more records are being added every month!