More resources are available for stake indexing directors than ever before. This is an exciting time to be working with members of your stake to further the work of the Lord. We want to make you aware of a few new resources that have been created to help you magnify your calling.
- Stake Indexing Director Website—This is a new resource meant to help you work with your priesthood leaders, understand your roles and responsibilities, recruit volunteers, and train other indexers and arbitrators. Check this site for the latest information and new materials that are being developed.
To access the Stake Indexing Director website:
- Go to http://www.lds.org.
- Click on the Resources menu item.
- Under the Family section, select Family History.
- From the menu at the bottom of the page, select Family History Calling Resources.
- Choose Stake Indexing Director.
- Stake Indexing Director Skype Chat—Skype is a software application that allows users to chat or make voice calls over the internet. Two different Skype groups have been created to help you communicate with other stake indexing directors and support missionaries from FamilySearch. The following Skype groups can give you immediate feedback about your questions and concerns. You will need to download Skype in order to access these groups. Click here to learn how to download Skype.
- Notifications for Stake Indexing Directors: Use this Skype group to receive answers to your questions and concerns.
- Stake Indexing Director Social Chat: Use this Skype group to socialize with other stake indexing directors.
- Frequently Asked Questions—You are not alone in your questions and concerns as a stake indexing director. This document gives answers to questions that directors commonly ask, for example, “I’d like to give a report of our indexing progress to a priesthood leader. It looks like I can create a report only for the entire stake. Can I also generate a report for individual wards?” Find answers to some of your questions here.
- FamilySearch Indexing Open House—View several presentations given at the October 2012 indexing open house in Salt Lake City. Some of these videos include success stories from around the world, basic training, and the doctrine of family history.
We hope these resources will help you with your questions and concerns as a stake indexing director. Thank you for all you do to make records easier to find so that ordinances can be performed in temples throughout the world. Please let us know what other resources would be helpful to you and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.