Joseph Smith once said, “The greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid upon us is to seek after our dead.”
In recent years, it is clear huge strides have been made to make this responsibility a little lighter. The introduction of amazing internet programs and apps has made it easier than ever before to find your ancestors and complete temple ordinances. However, there is still much to be done.
One of the greatest needs is in indexing records. Indexing is the process by which people take digitally scanned historical documents and record the information electronically. This information then creates an easy-to-search database. Without indexing, the records we have such easy access to through websites like FamilySearch.org would be virtually inaccesible.
Now, you can help provide this essential information and join an amazing initiative hosted by the LDS Church and FamilySearch.org. The Worldwide Indexing Event will take place from July 15 to July 17. All you need to do is download the indexing software and get started within the 72 hour period.
During the 72 hours, FamilySearch.org hoped to have 72,000 people sign up. Currently, over 100,000 have signed up already. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity and click here to learn more. It doesn’t matter if you’ve indexed before or not; this is the perfect time to get started.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.