Hello and happy Thursday! If you’ve been reading my blog for a little while you’ve probably read a little about my grandmother and her grandmothers who were wonderful quilters. I’m grateful every day for my quilting heritage and for the family members who have made it possible for me to know about those who came before me! I truly have a love of family history and genealogy, and I’m grateful for those who have worked so hard to make family records available for everyone to search!
So…today I’d like to let you know about the upcoming Worldwide Indexing
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!