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'''FamilySearch Indexing''' is a volunteer project established in 2006 and run by [[FamilySearch]]. The project aims to create searchable digital indexes for scanned images of [[FamilySearch Historical Record Collections|historical documents]].
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'''FamilySearch Indexing''' is a volunteer project established in 2006 and run by [[FamilySearch]]. The project aims to create searchable digital indexes for scanned images of [[FamilySearch Historical Record Collections|historical documents]].  
  
The documents are drawn primarily from a collection of 2.4 million rolls of microfilm containing photographic images of historical documents from 110 countries and principalities. The documents include [[Census (disambiguation)|census records]], [[birth certificates|birth]] and [[death certificates]], [[marriage licenses]], [[military records|military]] and [[property records]], and other [[vital records]] maintained by local, state, and national governments.
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The documents are drawn primarily from a collection of 2.4 million rolls of microfilm containing photographic images of historical documents from 110 countries and principalities. The documents include [[Census (disambiguation)|census records]], [[Birth certificate|birth]] and [[Death certificate]]s, [[Marriage license]]s, [[Military records|military]] and [[Property records]], and other [[Vital record]]s maintained by local, state, and national governments.  
  
Volunteers install free software on their home computers, download images from the site, type the data they read from the image via the software, and submit their work back to the site. The data is eventually made publicly and freely available at [[Family History Centers]] or at the [[FamilySearch]] website for use in genealogical and family history research. FamilySearch anticipates that the number of names and associated genealogical data indexed is expected to accelerate as more people volunteer to index.  
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Volunteers install free software on their home computers, download images from the site, type the data they read from the image via the software, and submit their work back to the site. The data is eventually made publicly and freely available at [[Family History Centers]] or at the [[FamilySearch]] website for use in genealogical and family history research. FamilySearch anticipates that the number of names and associated genealogical data indexed is expected to accelerate as more people volunteer to index.  
  
In February 2012 Indexing apps were released for both the Android and iOS operating systems to be used on these types of mobile devices. The mobile app complements the FamilySearch indexing program allowing users to index snippets on the go.
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In February 2012 Indexing apps were released for both the Android and iOS operating systems to be used on these types of mobile devices. The mobile app complements the FamilySearch indexing program allowing users to index snippets on the go.  
  
* [https://www.familysearch.org/volunteer/indexing www.familysearch.org/volunteer/indexing] - Indexing website
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/volunteer/indexing www.familysearch.org/volunteer/indexing] - Indexing website  
* [https://indexing.familysearch.org/support/faq.jsf FamilySearch Indexing FAQ]
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*[https://indexing.familysearch.org/support/faq.jsf FamilySearch Indexing FAQ]  
* [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?f=36 FamilySearch Indexing Forums]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?f=36 FamilySearch Indexing Forums]  
* [[FamilySearch Indexing Updates]]
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*[[FamilySearch Indexing Updates]]
* [https://market.android.com/details?id=org.familysearch.indexing Andriod Indexing app]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog?category=4 FamilySearch Blog - Indexing category]  
* [http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/familysearch-indexing/id498320649?mt=8 iOS Indexing app]
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*[https://market.android.com/details?id=org.familysearch.indexing Android Indexing app]  
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*[http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/familysearch-indexing/id498320649?mt=8 iOS Indexing app]
  
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[[Category:FamilySearch Indexing]]
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[[Category:FamilySearch_Indexing]] [[Category:Volunteer]]

Revision as of 20:54, 23 April 2012

FamilySearch Indexing is a volunteer project established in 2006 and run by FamilySearch. The project aims to create searchable digital indexes for scanned images of historical documents.

The documents are drawn primarily from a collection of 2.4 million rolls of microfilm containing photographic images of historical documents from 110 countries and principalities. The documents include census records, birth and Death certificates, Marriage licenses, military and Property records, and other Vital records maintained by local, state, and national governments.

Volunteers install free software on their home computers, download images from the site, type the data they read from the image via the software, and submit their work back to the site. The data is eventually made publicly and freely available at Family History Centers or at the FamilySearch website for use in genealogical and family history research. FamilySearch anticipates that the number of names and associated genealogical data indexed is expected to accelerate as more people volunteer to index.

In February 2012 Indexing apps were released for both the Android and iOS operating systems to be used on these types of mobile devices. The mobile app complements the FamilySearch indexing program allowing users to index snippets on the go.