When the wrapping paper, empty boxes, and toys are put away, what Christmas gifts will you remember? I remember when I was a little girl my parents built me a dollhouse with a staircase, balcony, and meticulously placed wood shingles on the roof. I loved that dollhouse. And to this day it is still one of my favorite Christmas memories because I know they worked so hard and were so excited to give it to me.
As an indexer, you also know how it feels to give a heartfelt gift. By taking time out of your holiday season to index, you have provided the opportunity for thousands of others to discover their ancestors. Between December 1 and 25, 18,112,734 records were indexed and 7,372,461 arbitrated in 10 different languages that will now be made freely searchable on FamilySearch.org. Thank you for providing such a wonderful gift!
You can tell how well you did just by looking at this fully decorated Christmas tree! 24 decorations and 9 presents were added to represent the opportunity for millions of people around the world to experience precious moments of family discovery. One who participated stated:
I am excited to be a part of indexing and realize the countless benefits we have in living at this time in history! I have done my part in helping to decorate the discovery tree to help so many individuals connect with those that have come before us!! — D. Holt
Thank you for participating and providing a gift to be remembered for years to come. Now benefit from your great work, and find your own ancestors in the indexed records on FamilySearch.org.