Just as in the Worldwide Indexing Event last year, we are hoping to get as many people involved as possible to help remedy the backlog of more than 6,500,000 images awaiting arbitration! Just think of all the records that can be released once these records are arbitrated, leading to more ancestors being found!
To put the backlog in perspective, imagine that each of those documents represents three people (a conservative estimate). That would mean 20.5 million people are almost ready to have their searchable documents published.
More than 1.3 million names were added to FamilySearch.org every day last year! This incredible resource was due in large part to more than 319,000 indexing volunteers coming together to help make these names searchable online. Countless discoveries have taken place as you, the volunteers, came together to help people find their ancestors. Join together now to help more people find their ancestors as we participate in the worldwide arbitration event this May.
Mark Your Calendar
- Goal: To help more ancestors be found, reduce the images awaiting arbitration by two million.
- Start: May 1, 2015
- End: May 8, 2015
- Where: The possibilities are endless.
Preparation Is Key
If you are not an arbitrator and would like to participate, click here to learn how you can become a qualified arbitrator.
If you are an arbitrator, use these four essential arbitration tips to make sure you are ready to submit high-quality arbitrated records during the worldwide challenge:
These four tips will help you do first-class arbitration work. Please know that you play a crucial role in helping make these images searchable online.
Join thousands of volunteers as we work to decrease the number of images awaiting arbitration, and increase the number of searchable names that can be added to your family tree.
Mark your calendars today, and prepare to make history!– Article by Spencer Ngatuvai