Hear what genealogists from around the world have to say about indexing volunteers. Many FamilySearch indexers and arbitrators tell us that their work provides its own reward and that no thanks are necessary. That may be true, but we invited genealogists to write short thank you notes to FamilySearch indexers and arbitrators just the same. What follows represents only a small sample addressed to the entire FamilySearch indexing family. Please enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that these comments are directed at each one of you wonderful volunteers.
“I found my great great grandmother’s info through [FamilySearch]…
which led me to find the headstone for the correct name
spelling. I was able to find out the name of the son so I can
continue to move on without stopping! Thank you!”
~ Jennifer ~
“I was able to find info on my great-grandfather because of this.
Thank you so very much! God Bless!
Because of you I now volunteer as well!”
~ Kalyn ~
“Thank you to someone who indexed the La Piedad, Montserrat
records of Buenos Aires, Argentina. My grandmother was never
sure whether her father was born in Italy or Argentina before he
moved to Brazil. Thanks to indexing, I found his christening
record – and learned so much about his parents!”
~ Jorge ~
“Your efforts will be timeless in assistance to others–generations
to come will have a much better search because YOU took the
time to do the indexing. Thank You!!”
~ Boyd ~
“To the GREAT people that volunteer hours of their time and skills,
you all have made it possible for me to find information on my
paternal grandmother, someone so close, but also someone I
never got to meet. Some may call family history a hobby, for me
it’s much more personal. So thank you indexers and arbitrators!
I honestly couldn’t have come this far without you all!!!”
~ Teresa ~
Have you found an ancestor because of the volunteer efforts of FamilySearch indexers and arbitrators? We’d love to hear how their work has helped you in your search! Leave a comment below, or e-mail your thanks to email@example.com.
This is one of six articles in a series of posts from the recent indexing newsletter: