Roots & Branches: Mormon website integrates records, background info

Full story: Lebanon Daily News

They say it's all about "integration" of the user experience. They are the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, otherwise known as the Mormons, and the user experience that they're trying to integrate is the website known as FamilySearch.org. It's only about a dozen years that the Mormons, who promote genealogy as part of their theology ...
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Linda Gartz

Evanston, IL

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Dec 28, 2010
 
Good to know! Do the Mormons accept a plethora of century-old primary documents related to one family (diaries, letters from the "Old 'country, from WWII, etc) but that reflect a universal experience of immigrants and the people they left behind?

See what I mean at www.familyarchaeologist.com
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Annalea

Sandpoint, ID

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One additional note: the indexing of the digitized records must be done by hand; a human being must read the record and type in some basic info in order to allow the original record to be included in searches online. This is a volunteer effort, and any and all who wish to help out are welcome. Records are indexed twice, and then arbitrated by a trained volunteer who checks for accuracy and clarity.

As someone who has indexed various types of records, and helped with technical support for those involved in the effort in my congregation, it can be a lot of fun, and surprisingly addictive. Even teenagers are hooked--and this is FAR better entertainment than gaming. ;o)

If you're interested in helping out, just go to http://Indexing.FamilySearch.org and sign up. The more help we get, the better!

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