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But there always seem to be obstacles in genealogical research. If we return to the Search area of the website and select "historical records" and enter "John Whiddon, died , Hillsborough County," we get zero results.
That's because — although the records have been digitized — they have not been indexed. Until all names in a document have been indexed, finding them is like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. Indexing records is a monumental task, which is why "Indexing" is one of four tabs that appear at the top of the FamilySearch home page.
Anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can download software, select one of more than projects and begin indexing. So far volunteers have indexed 1,,, records — BUT there still are 17,, waiting. Each July, FamilySearch conducts the world's largest known indexing event. During the event last month, , volunteers indexed Since FamilySearch is so generous in making all these records available to genealogists, it seems only fair that we should pitch in and get them indexed.
After all, we're the ones who will benefit from the effort. So why wait until the indexing event?
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Are you finally learning how to use computers in your genealogy work? You can get help at the Sept. Clint Elbow's presentation of "Use of Computers in Genealogical Research " will focus on fundamental elements, search engines and genealogy software. Send your genealogical methodology questions and event announcements to Sharon Tate Moody at stmoody mac. Manage my subscription Activate my subscription Subscribe Log in Log out. Special Reports. Photo Galleries.
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