Indexing can be done by virtually anyone, young and old. It touches the lives of both those who do the indexing and those who use the indexed records. Some of the benefits of indexing include:
- It provides a way for individuals to more quickly search for and find their ancestors.
- It provides opportunities for service. Members—including those who are less active, homebound, or elderly—can do indexing in their homes.
- It provides an opportunity for youth and young adults to participate in family history work.
- Projects available for indexing: View a list of projects currently available for indexing, listed alphabetically by country.
- Projects published on FamilySearch.org: View a list of all record collections currently available on FamilySearch.org.
- Community projects available for indexing: View a list of indexing projects being administered by participating genealogical and historical societies, listed alphabetically by group.
- “Indexing Mania”: View a New Era article about youth indexing projects.
- “FamilySearch Indexing: Anyone Can Help with Family History Anytime, Anywhere”: View a News from the Church article about college students indexing.
- “My Family History Challenge”: View an Ensign article about young adult involvement with indexing.
- “A Call for Indexers Worldwide”: View an Liahona article about getting started with indexing.
- “Getting into Indexing”: View an Ensign article with reasons why indexing is so great.
- “Ancestry Easier to Discover Thanks to Worldwide Genealogy Volunteers”: View an article about how indexing helps others discover their ancestors.
- “Making a Difference”: View a Church News article about how indexing helped a homebound volunteer.
- "Indexing Enabling Ordinances in Latin America": Read how indexing can help members find names for temple work.