Do you love indexing and family history? Do you find yourself taking every chance to tell anyone who will listen about how exciting and fun it can be? Here are 5 suggestions that will help you spread the word even further.
- Teach One-On-One
- Sponsor an Indexing Activity
- Tell People about Your Experiences
- Follow FamilySearch’s Social Pages
- Share Blog Articles
The best way to help people get into indexing is to walk them through their first batch—and maybe their second and third batches too. Do you remember being a little apprehensive when you started? How did you feel after doing your first few batches? You can help others overcome their initial hesitation by being right there with them to help them get started. The recent request for more indexing in other languages could be a great opportunity to show the ropes to your friends who speak a second language.
You can take the teaching idea to the next step by putting together an indexing activity. It could be at your home, at a family history center, or wherever you want. This could be a great opportunity for people to try it out who may have been hesitant at first. It could also be a good motivation for past indexers to pick it up again. To add extra excitement, sponsor an indexing challenge. Oh, and always make sure there is food!
Have you ever indexed the records of persons you recognize or had other interesting indexing experiences? Or maybe you reached a personal indexing milestone. You could share these experiences with your friends on Facebook and tag FamilySearch indexing so they’ll know where to go for more information.
|Write “FamilySearch Indexing” (use capitalization), select it from the
suggestions that drop down as you type.
|You will know you did it right if it becomes highlighted in blue.|
If you don’t want to miss out on anything, you can choose
to receive notifications every time there is a new post,
or select to see them at the top of your newsfeed.
Not only will you be the first to hear exciting news and see inspiring or educational posts, you can share them with your friends to help them see how awesome indexing is. You can find links to FamilySearch’s social pages to the right of this article. You can follow indexing specific social pages here:
Subscribe to the FamilySearch blog and utilize the FamilySearch newsletters. This will help you increase your own skills and passion, but it will also be a great resource to share with people when they have questions.
As you help others index, emphasize how their service can and will impact others. Regardless of what you do, you can be sure that once people understand how indexing works and why it is so important, they will most likely become just as excited about it as you are.
Start now by sharing one of these great indexing videos.
Bonus tip: Have you seen the Invite a Friend link at the top right of the indexing program? You can use this link to send a quick email with a link to anyone you know, inviting them to start indexing.