Dresden quilt by Emma Acelia Wakefield Fitzgarrald and Jean Lee Ella Bice Bontrager Wilkins
Event which will allow anyone with a computer and internet connection to join in and help index records in order to save the world's records by making them searchable to the public.
Lily quilt by Mary Gilchrist Bice
This event will take place from July 15-17; FamilySearch International will sponsor the third annual “Worldwide Indexing Event,” in order to bring people from around the globe together online during a 72-hour event to save the world’s records by making them searchable to the public.
During the 72-hour indexing period, volunteers participate by downloading the FamilySearch software and completing as many names as they would like. Anyone with a computer and internet connection can join.
Volunteers have made over one billion historic records searchable online since FamilySearch introduced online indexing in 2008. The demand for indexed records continues to grow as millions of historical records worldwide are added every year.
Tumbling Blocks quilt by Virginia Lee Fitzgarrald Bice
FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. It is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 4,921 family history centers in 129 countries.
If you are interested in participating in this indexing event, you can go here to find out more and to join in helping to preserve the world's records.
I've definitely benefited from indexed records as I've searched out my family history, and I'm excited to be able to help out just a little by indexing some records this weekend!
PS...the quilts in this post were by my grandmother, great-grandmother, and two of my great great grandmothers...thanks so much for stopping by!