Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Online Service Projects.

"Helping in the Vineyard" is a web site dedicated to assist people in serving online. This is open to LDS members as well as non members. Some of the projects include, Family search indexing, Adding image search words, Contributing of photos, Translating documents. You can also click on the Helping in the vineyard in the right column to get to this site. The 2 projects in which I like to do are Family search indexing, and adding image search words. Another link you can go to is The Be Creative link to the lds website. At this site, you can submit photos, videos, submit music, as well as other items on their website.
On July 2nd, Family Search Indexing Volunteers set a record for the number of records being indexed. 7,258,151 Indexed 3,082,728 Arbitrated 10,340,879, Total.  This was done by 46,091 indexers and arbitrators who participated in this historic event. I managed to get in some names.  I was working on the 1940 Census Records for the United States.

Another cool Family History Related activity is found at the Billion Graves Web site. If you have a smartphone, Ipad, Ipod, or Tablet with a camera, You can go to a cemetery near you and take pictures of the gravestones.  These pictures can then be downloaded to their website for other people to index. These indexed records will eventually go onto the Family Search web site for others to see.

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