FamilySearch indexing: What projects are next?

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 13 2013 5:00 a.m. MST

"I see indexing becoming more accurate, more personal, by having people be able to choose what they index and more interactive, with people being able to find their ancestors," said Judson. "I also hope people will be able to index from anywhere at any time on any platform. And soon, indexing will become more international. We have indexing going on right now in Africa, Europe and the Middle East."

Indexing is a great way to serve others and make it possible for people to discover their family history.

"Unless you have found an ancestor, you don't realize what an emotional feeling it can bring," Judson said. "Every time an indexer finds a name, they make that emotional connection possible."

Kylie Lewis is an intern for the Deseret News where she writes for Mormon Times and does other feature articles. She recently graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho, receiving a bachelor's degree in communications.

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