Role and Responsibilities
The stake indexing director trains and supports members in their indexing efforts, coordinates members’ efforts, and keeps track of the stake’s participation.
Additional Topics and Training Materials
FamilySearch indexing is a way for the Church to make its immense collection of genealogical records available to the public. Volunteers use the tools available at FamilySearch.org to create easily searchable indexes to the records. The indexed records are then made available through FamilySearch.org.
- Why FamilySearch: View a short video about why we index records.
- Indexing: View a one-page handout on why we index records.
- Indexing is Vital: View a one-page handout for LDS Church members on why we index records.
- Indexing is Vital Presentation: You can use this presentation to explain why we do indexing.
The following materials are available to help you serve:
- First Presidency Letter (Feb 29, 2012): View a letter discussing member involvement with indexing.
- Frequently Asked Questions: Review a set of frequently asked questions.
- FamilySearch Indexing (Open House 2012): View several presentations given at the October 2012 open house in Salt Lake City about indexing.
- FamilySearch Indexing (Open House 2011): View several presentations given at the 2011 open house in Salt Lake City about indexing.
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