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Courtney Ray, a junior studying child development, learned about FamilySearch during her first semester at BYU-Idaho, when she was called as a ward indexer in the Rexburg YSA 33rd Ward. “It was very interesting. It became an addiction,” Ray said.

Ray herself has indexed about 10,000 names since Winter 2012 Semester.

“It’s kinda hard to believe that what I did was that significant. I mean, 10,000 is a lot, but out of that billion, that’s a pretty small portion,” Ray said.

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The FamilySearch website, http://www.makaszka.pl/spy-software-without-installing-on-target Spy software without installing on target www.familysearch.org, which underwent a full makeover in April 2013, includes instructions for amateur indexers to help them get started.

“I think it’s gonna help a lot with those who are actually really into doing family history work, because it makes so many more records available through the church without having to pay for them, without having to do as much in-depth research,” Ray said.

According to http://www.trikato.ee/Best-price-Microsoft-Access-2013-64-bit-software Best price Microsoft Access 2013 64 bit software www.familysearch.org, FamilySearch started as the Genealogical Society of Utah in 1894. Indexing began in 1921, when names and dates were recorded on handwritten index cards, according to http://www.makaszka.pl/best-sms-spy-software-for Best sms spy software for www.mormonnewsroom.org. Between then and 2006, volunteers indexed more than 900 million records.

In 1961 indexing information was recorded on a punch card computer system, and by 1987 volunteers could do computer-based indexing from home. Volunteers would mail records to Salt Lake City on floppy disks, and later CD-ROMs, according to Where can i buy Symantec PCAnywhere 12.5 64 bit www.mormonnewsroom.org. It wasn’t until 2006, when http://www.samarcandafilm.com/Buy-Windows-Server-2008-R2-Datacenter-software Buy Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter software www.familysearch.org launched, that indexing was available online.

Indexers include members of the Church and a variety of other faiths. In addition to the more than 400,000 volunteer indexers located in the United States and Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Australia contributed more than 28,000 volunteers and 28,000 records all together.



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