2012 has been a record-setting year for FamilySearch indexers and arbitrators. So far this year, volunteers have helped make 249,109,019 records searchable on FamilySearch.org! That’s over 92.5 million more records than were published last year, and we still have roughly one month to go.
With the milestones we have already achieved this year, let’s go out with a bang! We are only 7.5 million records away from publishing 100 million more records than last year. Such a nice even number! Think of the families that will be helped and the ancestors who will be remembered. What a great gift to give to those who are looking to connect with their missing family members!
How can you help?
If every indexer makes a concerted effort to follow project instructions more carefully (also project updates, field helps, and basic indexing guidelines as needed), arbitrators would be able to focus their attention on other records. Wondering where to find the project instructions and other helps? Check out this article on where to go for help.
If every arbitrator submits just two more batches per day (only 15-30 minutes more of your time) we could publish roughly 9 million more searchable names before Christmas. (And if those arbitrated batches were from the US Immigration and Naturalization Community Project, we might just reach our year-end goal to publish 30 million immigration records.)
Need to freshen up on arbitration or indexing? Check out these links to get you started.
- Helpful Reminders for FamilySearch Indexers and Arbitrators
- Arbitration Tutorial
- Basic Indexing Guidelines
- Ten Commandments for Arbitrators
- Indexing Training Tip: Adding and Deleting Rows
- Indexing Tutorial
- Now Is Not the Time to Get Cold Feet about Arbitration!