After Preslee passed, I became interested in family history, (Read more about it here). Over the past few years I’ve dove into it, and worked on Patrick’s side of the family, who has had very little work done.
After the twins were born, my work has slowed way down in this area, so when I heard about Family Search’s Worldwide Indexing event, I thought it was the perfect time to jump back in.
From July 15-17, FamilySearch International will sponsor the third annual “Worldwide Indexing Event,” bringing 72,000 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.
To join 72,000 teammates in saving the World’s records, click here.
If you aren’t familiar with FamilySearch, it 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.
Pretty neat huh? I hope you’ll join us this weekend. Let’s get indexing!