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FamilySearch Indexing Reaches 1 Billion Records

BillionsBadge-ENBig news from FamilySearch Indexing today! The 1 billionth record was recently indexed. Way to go and thanks to all indexing volunteers for making genealogy easier for everyone!

Here at Legacy Family Tree, we support the FamilySearch Indexing efforts. Click here to volunteer. We also hosted a webinar presented by FamilySearch's Katie Gale: Helping Unlock the World's Records: FamilySearch Indexing for Power Users. Click here to view its recording.

Here's the congratulatory email from FamilySearch:

Thank you for contributing to the billion! We did it! We reached a major milestone of one billion records indexed and arbitrated since the launch of FamilySearch indexing in September of 2006. We are grateful for the many volunteers who dedicate their time and efforts to make these records freely available for online research.

Kenneth B. (California, United States), Brittney S. (Idaho, United States), and April R. (Alberta, Canada) were the lucky ones to index and arbitrate the billionth record! They will receive a FamilySearch backpack stuffed with FamilySearch goodies. We also want to thank all the volunteers who have contributed to the billion records with a FamilySearch indexing badge. You can download your free badge at https://familysearch.org/node/2113.

It took us seven years to reach the first billion. How long do you think it will take us to reach the next billion? The advances of technology and the dedication of our volunteers have increased the speed in which we can process and deliver records for publication. Join the global effort to make the next billion records available for family history research. Start indexing now! familysearch.org/indexing

Sincerely, FamilySearch indexing


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Every volunteer and every name indexed has contributed to reaching this significant milestone. Thank you to Legacy Family Tree for all of the support over the years!

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