There is a growing need for additional volunteers to make more records searchable. As a temple and family history consultant, you have the opportunity to invite others to participate in FamilySearch indexing and train them how. Below are some ways to recruit and train volunteers.
- Ask your priesthood leaders for their direction on who might be a good fit for indexing.
- Actively seek out individuals to invite to try indexing. “Can I show you how to index?”
- Talk with auxiliary presidents and offer to train members on indexing for a family history activity.
- Meet with new indexing volunteers one-on-one and help them with their first batch or two. Share the resources on Getting Started with Indexing with them.
- Teach indexing to a group in a fun, social setting. Train helpers ahead of time so that the attendees can receive personal one-on-one assistance during the class.
- Help new indexers understand the importance of why we index.
- Encourage new indexing volunteers to set a goal to index five batches and to ask for help as needed. This will give them the best foundation for getting started.