Emily W. Jensen: Indexing the world’s historic and genealogical records

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  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    March 27, 2011 8:51 a.m.

    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.

  • 24waystospellit Frenchtown, MT
    March 26, 2011 10:56 p.m.

    Wonder why it was so high...what made that day signficant? Also, wonder what the previous record was and what day it was accomplished?

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    March 26, 2011 9:41 a.m.

    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 of observation.

  • winddancersong Herriman, UT
    March 26, 2011 9:37 a.m.

    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.