Have you set a personal goal for indexing names from FamilySearch? A few minutes a day can uncover names of many people waiting to receive temple ordinances.

FamilySearch indexing lets you type names from old records into a database that people worldwide can use to find their ancestors. The names you index generally won’t come from your own family line but from scanned documents like census records, birth certificates, marriage certificates, and military registrations.

“Indexing lets everyone help one another with family history. Today, you may enter in the name of an ancestor of someone living in Australia, and tomorrow a person living in England may type in the name of an ancestor you and your family are looking for. As we work together to enter these names into the FamilySearch database, we’ll each have a greater chance of finding information about our own ancestors and be able to help take family names to the temple.” (See “Getting into Indexing.”)

I’ve set a goal to index at least 100 names  during the year. However, I doubt I’ll stop there. When I set that goal a year ago, I got so excited doing it, I went beyond my 100 goal. Some members of my ward index thousands and thousands of names a year and they get a lot of satisfaction doing it.

Watch this short video that describes indexing:

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