Share Your Story at the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference

August 26, 2013

Have you ever unlocked a family history mystery because of an indexed record? Why are you grateful for other indexers and arbitrators? Now is your chance to thank the volunteers who made this difference for you. Come to the FamilySearch indexing booth at the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference and tell us your story. For the first time at a national genealogical conference, we will be video recording your stories of how indexed records have helped you in your research. Your expressions of gratitude will help indexing volunteers feel a greater sense of purpose as they donate their time and join the cause.

Would you like to participate at the FamilySearch indexing booth? We are looking for volunteers to help train new indexers at our booth during the conference. Volunteers would help answer indexing questions and get new volunteers started with indexing. If you are attending the conference and have an hour or two to spare, please write to us at and let us know when you are available. We even have gifts of appreciation for those who can donate at least an hour.

Find out more about the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference by visiting We hope to see you there!

If you cannot attend the conference but would still like to share your story, send us a link to your video at

Current and Completed Projects

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New Projects Added

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Recently Completed Projects

Note: Recently completed projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process. They will be published at in the near future.

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