Sunday, December 6, 2009

Family Search Indexing

In the December 2009 Ensign is a great article titled "Technology Helps FamilySearch Volunteers Hit Major Milestone". If you haven't seen it yet I encourage you to read it over.

More Than Just Indexing
Family is just one of a number of Web-based programs that have been developed to advance family history work.
FamilySearch Labs ( showcases developing family history technologies. Users test them, and their feedback allows developers to refine the technology.
The Research Wiki ( is an open, online community where research experts and genealogists share information on how to research sources for family history work.
Record Search gives access to millions of historical records-a culmination of all the digitizing of records that is being done.(Visit, click Search Records, then Record Search pilot.)
At, thousands of users of varying levels of expertise can discuss products, research techniques, hints and tips, and even families in specific locations.