Because those of you who serve are the most important part of indexing, I asked some top indexers a few questions in order to feature them in our newsletter and so we can all get to know them better.
To start off, I will introduce you to Kim Mohler. She’s lived in Illinois all of her life and has four children.
Q: How long have you been indexing?
A: “I’m not sure, but to date I have indexed 162,799 names.”
Q: How did you get started indexing?
A: “I had visited the FamilySearch site in looking for information on my genealogy research and noticed the plea for indexers.”
Q: What do you do for work, or what did you do for work before you retired?
A: “I work for an insurance consultant. I create and maintain databases for our clients. And in my databases, I am constantly updating eligibility and so forth. Kind of like researching genealogy!”
Q: Why do you index?
A: “I love genealogy, and I feel I should give back to FREE database searches what I have gotten out of them.”
Q: What is your favorite thing about indexing or genealogy?
A: “History. I love indexing and finding out things about families. I LOVE genealogy.”
Q: When is your favorite time to index?
A: “I don’t know that I have a favorite time. Every time I sit at the computer, I index.”
Q: What do you like to do in your free time when you’re not indexing?
A: “If I am not indexing, I am searching the Internet for my genealogy, I am reading, or I am cooking.”
Kim is an inspiration to all of us. She has so many wonderful things going on in her life and she still finds time to devote to the service of indexing. I hope that in getting to know Kim we have all learned from her example of dedication and her wonderful attitude.