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Join the Worldwide Indexing Event

Add this date to your calendar: Sunday, July 20, 2014. Join volunteers from around the world on July 20 and 21 for an international history-making event! The goal? For 50,000 indexers and arbitrators to submit at least one batch in a 24-hour period! Do more if you would like, but one batch is all that is required to be counted in the record! Click here for more information or join the Facebook group.

By the way, anyone can index. As I write this article, both my 12-year-old and 8-year-old sons are in my office - indexing! Somehow they've caught the bug. Maybe their brotherly competition helps too. Whatever your reason, indexing is a big deal. Check out these statistics as of June 30, 2014:

  • 1,182,325,120 total records completed
  • 78,718,984 total records completed in 2014
  • 19,691,636 records awaiting arbitration
  • 179,021 total contributors in 2014
  • 336 current projects

To get an idea of what indexing is, watch this brief video: 


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