Just helping to get the word out on FamilySearch.org‘s Worldwide Indexing Event.
The LDS’ goal is to get participants to transcribe ONE BATCH for indexing. Of course, you can do as many as you like, but they figure if EVERYONE that’s into genealogy does that one batch, it will help IMMENSELY with their ongoing effort to have indexes available for many of their wonderful FamilySearch collections.
And you KNOW The Online Genealogist will be there! As I’m not huge on data entry, I’ve requested to be an arbitrator. A tie-breaker, if you will. As I can actually read many of these records (though not ALL are handwritten), I find it more to my liking and skill level.
Also, if you’d like to get all social at any time during those 24 hours, you can join DearMyrtle’s GeneaSleepOver!
There, you can drop in and say hi (via headset and video or on the sidelines with typed-in comments) to many others who will be joining this ambitious undertaking!
If you use FamilySearch.org at all (their website is FREE; no yearly subscription!), then it is your OBLIGATION to key in that one batch. As that is ALL they are asking.
And most importantly – have some FUN while you’re doing so!!
But if you have NO interest at all in doing anything genealogy-related online, then I’m your man!!!