Saturday, October 9, 2010

Family History Month - INDEX

~ Today's prompt is brought to you by the letter I ~

Do you have something you have worked on, perhaps a vital records register, a cemetery listing, or voter directories ~ something that you have indexed to assist you with your genealogy research? Why not share it with others by posting it, mentioning it on your blog, or giving a copy of it to the area library or genealogical society so that others might also make use of it.  Also why not share how you made up your index (did you use a spreadsheet, a word processing document, or perhaps a database program).  What tips or tricks can you offer the rest of us who might be starting out with indexing?  I previously blogged about my method of indexing using Microsoft Excel (see my blog post dated August 24).  Indexing is a great way to sort and make the best use of large amounts of data.

If you don't have an index to share, have you ever thought of volunteering to index records through or  The old saying "many hands make light work" is especially true where indexing is concerned.  Why not take some time today to see what projects are out there that might interest you and pitch in to lighten the genealogical load.  Thanks.

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