Wednesday, 26 December 2012

FamilySearch Indexing - New Year's resolutions and forums is a great resource for we genealogy researchers. And many of those who use the resources at FamilySearch make some repayment by joining the legion of indexers, making more genealogical information available to everyone.
Try your hand at indexing sometime, it's extremely satisfying.
You don't have to be a member of the Church of the LDS to do it
You could even make it a New Year's resolution.

Up until now, all those indexers had a place where they could turn to for help and advice from other indexers. It was well hidden deep within the layers of the FamilySearch website, but it was there, and I for one found it very useful.

Very quietly, FamilySearch have whispered that they are closing down the forums. 
As from 31st December. 
Many thanks to the Ancestry Insider who published it on his blog.
Familysearch haven't really put anything new in place which will be up and running by the time the forums are switched off apart from a Facebook option, but thankfully a senior indexer called April already has started up a replacement forum which can be found here.

So if you have tried indexing, and need a little help, try April's forum.

And the Fitzhenry / Fitzharris blog wishes you all a Happy New Year, and promises to be a bit more prolific next year...

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