Friday, July 18, 2014

50,000 Indexers Can't Be Wrong

We're in Utah right now for a family reunion/baby blessing and having such a wonderful time.  But I wanted to take a moment to let you know about the Family History record-setting event that is taking place this weekend.  

The goal is to get 50,000 indexers to submit at least one batch in one 24-hour period.  You can help make history by joining volunteers from around the world on Sunday, July 20th and Monday, July 21st and index just one batch of family history records.  

As I have mentioned before even my children can help with indexing.  You can help spread the word and get others involved: Organize an indexing party; create a family challenge, or email this information out to your friends and family..  

 No matter where you live or what language you speak, you can lift where you stand and add to this historic worldwide achievement. You may choose to work on any project you prefer. However, it is suggested that you work on the following projects in your native language:
  • US-Obituaries, 1980-2014
  • US-Passport Applications, 1795-1925
  • US, New Orleans-Passenger Lists, 1820-1902
  • UK, Manchester-Parish Registers, 1787-1999
The record-setting begins at 00:00 coordinated universal time (UTC) on July 21, which is 6:00 p.m. mountain daylight time (MDT or Utah time) on Sunday, July 20. It ends 24 hours later, at 23:59 UTC (or 5:59 p.m. MDT) on Monday, July 21. Check the FamilySearch Facebook event page for your local start time and status updates. 

One batch is all it takes. Don’t miss your chance on July 20 and 21 to be part of this history-making event! Plan now to get involved and add your name to the record-setting legacy! 

Let's get to work helping to hasten the work of salvation!

*New indexers can visit to learn more about how to join the FamilySearch indexing effort. 


  1. thanks for the reminder-I index Italian records and love it!

  2. Thanks for the update, it is very exciting. I love that you take pictures of the temple construction in progress.

  3. I have really enjoyed reading your thoughts this past year. Thanks for sharing!
    I've got a question for you. I've had my 11 year old daughter doing 15 minutes of indexing a day this summer, and she's loved it. But this past week when I was doing a batch I had a question on how to list a stillborn's age, so I went to 'ask a question' in the help menu. It brought up a few blurbs and I happened to see one about indexers should be 13 yrs or older. (Bummer!) So she's stopped. But I totally want her to have the experience & the blessings, plus she enjoyed it. I'm wondering if maybe you are having your kids index, then checking their work before they submit it? Or maybe you're like me, and weren't aware of the age requirements. I'm thinking I may let her start again and just double check her work. Thoughts?

    1. This might be a good read for you..

      And yes we do it together. I have never seen an age restriction. I go off of Elder Bednar advice quoted in the link above. And I always review and submit batches.

  4. Sweet! Loved Elder Bednar's quote! Thank you.