Many people have articulated the importance of FamilySearch indexing in their own words, describing how this effort makes records available to researchers around the world. Anyone is welcome to volunteer and participate in indexing projects. Sometimes all that is needed is an invitation to change someone’s life by getting them involved in this meaningful service.
Craft Your Own Invitation
Whether you invite people to get involved by sending them an e-mail message or through direct conversation, a concise statement of what FamilySearch indexing is and why it is important to you is going to be helpful when inviting someone else to check it out for themselves
Read how others explained FamilySearch indexing on the FamilySearch indexing fan page on Facebook.
A Perspective from Jay Verkler
Jay Verkler, the managing director of FamilySearch (equivalent to a chief executive officer over FamilySearch), shared some thoughts about the importance of indexing with a reporter at the NGS Conference at the end of April. Watch the video (located on the right side of the screen).
Create Your Own Unique Invitation
You can refer people to the available videos describing the Granite Mountain Records Vault or the video that tells the story of the Niue Island disaster to spark an interest in FamilySearch indexing. Or you can just share your personal thoughts on why volunteering is important. Whatever your approach, getting the word out is important to our efforts to increase our collective productivity in making these records available online.
We invite you to share your experience with FamilySearch indexing with others who may be interested in getting involved. You may also feel the need to warn them that once they start, it’s hard to stop!