Friday, February 10, 2012
Indexing? OK so what's next?
A lot of people are going to sign up to do the indexing of the 1940 U.S. Census, but what happens after they sign up? It isn't very clear. The best thing they can do is start indexing. After all, indexing is indexing. By the time the new indexers get going and learn how to do it, they will be ready to tackle the Census. But if they just wait around until the Census is ready to index, sometime after April 2, 2012, they will have a very steep learning curve to get started. The solution? Start indexing. Choose some records you like and get to work. The more you practice the better equipped you will be when it is time to plunge into the Census. Get busy. Don't wait for someone to tell you what to do. The FamilySearch Indexing site is full of helpful videos and other types of instruction. This is it. Indexing is for real. Every record you index is one more added to the Historical Record Collections. Get to work! NOW!