Back on SuperBowl Sunday, someone suggested on the Facebook site that there be a
Super Indexing Sunday. There was a lot of people that got involved and the
Family Search Indexing server was not able to support all the people that were
on. Since that Sunday, there seems to have been a lot more people indexing and
so FSI's (Family Search Indexing) engineers spent many hours doing their magic
to expand or create more service. Since the start of the indexing program,
there has been many great improvements. But it is a very interesting work to
do, I indexed a person that served in the war of 1812 and before and after his
time in that war, he lived with General Andrew Jackson. The other day I was
doing a Utah Deaths project and there were three young man killed on the same
day who died in the battle of Manile in 1899, I looked at their names and two
were Young's, I looked at the one's parent and his father was my GG grandfather,
Lorenzo Dow Young, with a different wife. So I guess this young man would have
been my half great grandfather.
Wonder why it was so high...what made that day signficant? Also, wonder what
the previous record was and what day it was accomplished?
I love indexing, it has been a rewarding experience. I am involved with
Facebook and also a Skype Share Batch group, it is nice to be able to work with
others, to make sure that these records are copied correctly and are accurate.
For me indexing is like playing a game of hidden objects, it gives a challenge
I have friends who are participating in this and they have nothing but praise
for all the assistance the Church has given them as they have worked on this
project and for the delight it has brought to them.Knowing they are helping
others who may one day seek out their ancestors and will be able to because of
this great humanitarian effort.It's like reaching out with a friendly hand to a
stranger one will never meet, but somehow comfort and bring joy to.