What Is Indexing Like?

Indexing is a simple, and engaging, activity. You view an image of the historical record in one pane and enter what you see into a customized, labeled grid in another pane.If you see the name Robert in the image, you type it in the designated cell in the grid. The names, dates, places, and other information you enter will become part of the online search, opening up that record's information in ways that weren't possible before.

Additional Resources and Help is Available!

We appreciate your willingness to volunteer and want you to have a great experience. For more in-depth help, tutorials, and other resources related to the Italian Ancestors service project, please see our Resources page.

Video Indexing Tutorials

What Indexing Looks Like

The images linked below will give you an idea of the type of images you'll be helping to convert as an indexing volunteer.