How to Review Indexed Batches

October 11, 2019  - by 
A man reviews indexed batches on the computer

When you review a batch in web indexing, you check over a batch that was indexed by someone else. You determine whether the information was indexed correctly, and you make any needed corrections.

Becoming an Index Reviewer

You can qualify to review records after you index 1,000 records in the web indexing system. Once you are a reviewer, you will begin seeing the Review button when you look for a batch to index or review.

Reviewing Batches

If you are new to the review process, it can be helpful to index about as many records as you review. In this way, you can more easily remember the requirements of the project while still minimizing the number of batches waiting for review.

As for the actual review process, here is a simple how-to:

  1. Go to the FamilySearch.org home page, and hover your mouse over Indexing in the top toolbar;  then, in the drop-down menu, click Web Indexing.

2. On the web indexing page, click Find Batches.

3. A pop-up screen will appear. On this screen, select a batch to review in a project you are familiar with. You can sort by difficulty and language or use the Search bar to find a specific batch.

4. Next to the name of the batch you want to work on, click Review.

Screenshot of web indexing batches selection

5. Read the project instructions, which you can find by clicking the Project Instructions icon in the toolbar.

A screenshot of index review instructions

6. Compare the information in each field with the information in the document.

7. If the information in the field is correct, click the check box with your mouse, or press Tab or Enter, and the box will be checked for you.

Screenshot of checkmarks for indexing review

8. If the information is incorrect, type the correct information, and then press Tab or Enter to move to the next field.

9. Add any missing entries requested in the project instructions, or remove any entries that didn’t need to be indexed.

10. If you have looked over all the information and determined it was indexed correctly, you can also click the box next to “I’ve verified every field,” which will automatically add a green check mark to all the unchecked boxes.

11. After you have reviewed every entry on every image and there is a check mark or red arrow icon next to every field, submit the batch. Quality Check will make sure you verified every field.

Screenshot of finishing index reviewing

12. Celebrate!

You can ignore some things as you go through the indexed fields. They will automatically be corrected during the publication of the project. These include the following:

  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Fields marked <Blank>

If you come across a batch that would take a lot of time to fix, you can send it back for reindexing and find another batch to review. There is a large backlog of indexed records waiting for review, so your time is likely best spent getting on to a new batch.

A screenshot of sending an index batch back

You can keep the data that was already entered or delete it if it is completely wrong.

To send a batch back for an indexer to finish, click the Batch in main menu, and then click Reindex Batch.

Screenshot of reindexing batch option

Thank You!

We are so grateful for the time you take to volunteer. Every name you index or review represents an ancestor that a family can now find!

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  1. Hi! I have recently reached exactly 1000 records that I was able to index and I want to know how I can Review indexed batches. It turns out I couldn’t find the Review button anywhere as I click the Find Batches button. How can I Review indexed batches then? Have the rules changed?

    1. Make sure you are going into find batches through web indexing button and not find a project button. Once there when you click on “find batches” it should take you to projects that need iNdexing and reviewing.

    2. I’m not sure if my comment posted so I’ll reply again. Make sure when you are going into indexing that you use the “web indexing” button and not the “find a project” button. Then hit “find batches”. The batches that come up will then have the option to review and to index.

      1. BUENAS NOCHES TIENE QUE TENER PACIENCIA Y DE PRONTO SE ACTIVE LA OTRA OPCIÓN MIENTRAS PUEDA SIGA INDEXANDO YA QUE LAS DOS OPCIONES SON AYUDA PARA LA OBRA DE SALVAR ALMAS FELICIDADES Y GRACIAS POR FORMAR PARTE DE LOS GRANDES HIJOS DE DIOS AYUDANDO EN ESTA GRANDIOSA OBRA POR LOS MUERTOS QUE NOS ESTÁN ESPERANDO ANSIOSOS QUE RECOPILEMOS LA INFORMACIÓN

        Google Translate from Spanish to English:
        GOOD NIGHT YOU HAVE TO HAVE PATIENCE AND THE OTHER OPTION IS SOON ACTIVATED WHILE YOU CAN KEEP INDEXING BECAUSE THE TWO OPTIONS ARE HELP FOR THE WORK OF SAVING SOUL CONGRATULATIONS AND THANKS FOR BEING PART OF THE GREAT CHILDREN OF GOD HELPING IN THIS GREAT WORK DEAD WHO ARE WAITING FOR US ANXIOUSLY THAT WE COLLECT THE INFORMATION

  2. I have been doing index review for years. Computer crashed. How do I find batches again. I reached 1,088,827 names before the crash.

  3. I have indexed 1,010 records and i still cannot review and i followed the exact steps and it still does not work for me dang it