Chapter Management Seminar

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Can You Help?

The website www.familysearch.org is a goldmine of information for those researching Ohio ancestors. Millions of records have been digitized, indexed, and arbitrated to make it easy for you to search these records from the comfort of your home at any hour of the day.


When the 1940 Census was released to the public many of you participated in the huge indexing project that allowed the census to be searched more readily. The indexing was done in record time. There are still many indexing projects sitting and waiting to be indexed. Can you help?

During the last year and a half, we have had a team at the OGS library digitizing the thousands of index cards with obituaries. They are also working on index cards giving case number information for the Cuyahoga County Probate Court. They are digitizing our bible record collection. Once these are completed, they will have to be indexed and arbitrated to go online. Can you help?

It is very easy to index. Go to the website and look for the word Indexing at the top. A drop-down box will appear. Overview, Find a Project, and Help Resources will appear. If you choose Find a Project, you can look for projects pertaining to Ohio records. There are numerous tutorials to help you get started. Can you help?


If you do not already have your free account, you will need to register before you start to index. There are plenty of records waiting to still be indexed. Remember, it takes an indexer to make it easier to search for your ancestors. Can you help?

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