Get Involved and Indexing

Get Involved is a FamilySearch webpage and app where you can find opportunities to index records and review names that were indexed by a computer.
In March of 2022, the Indexing tab on the FamilySearch homepage was replaced by Get Involved, a new site for accessing volunteer opportunities at FamilySearch, including indexing and reviewing names.
When you review a name, you make sure that the computer indexed it correctly.
FamilySearch consistently seeks access to new records, though technology and cost can limit how quickly we can make the records available for indexing and reviewing.
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Getting started with indexing on FamilySearch is easy. First, go through our quick guided tour. Next, find an easy batch to start with. The project instructions and field helps tell you everything you need to know.
FamilySearch indexing offers projects in languages other than English.
Before you begin work on a new project, read the indexing project instructions. You will learn what the documents look like, how they are organized, and how to index the fields. Each project is different.
Use the indexing field helps when you are uncertain about what to enter into a field. Open an indexing field help by clicking the purple question mark to the right of a field.
When you index, you can return an indexing batch that you do not want to do or no longer have time to do.
When you index, you can add or delete data entries to match the number on the image.
Learn about the role of reviewers in the indexing process.
You can qualify to be an indexing reviewer by indexing 1,000 records.
A reviewer checks a completed indexing batch for accuracy and makes needed corrections.
View our frequently asked questions about indexing groups.