The FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Event – what it means

WorldwideIndexingBadge_EnglishGenealogists care. They love being a part of something bigger than themselves. And…they especially love online (and searchable) records! These are just a few of the things that were proven by the worldwide indexing event earlier this week.

Have you already seen the numbers? 66,511 genealogists came together and submitted 5.7 million (million!) records in just 24 hours. That’s 5.7 million more records that can now be found by people searching for their ancestors. Incredible.

Another thing I learned? That just one person can make such a huge difference. DearMYRTLE’s GeneaSleepOver made the event much more enjoyable, and brought people together by simply indexing together. Lots of people commented that it was more fun to index just because they were able to listen in while indexing.

Have you ever wanted to be that person? To make an impact in a meaningful way? It starts with having a desire to help others, and finding in yourself a passion to do something meaningful. How do you want to contribute? It doesn’t even have to be to the genealogy world. But what you do every day matters. I hope you know that.

If you joined in, be sure to grab your badge over here.

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