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Family Search for s Ges 12 May 2012

Family Search for s Ges 12 May 2012

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Speaking notes for FamilySearch Indexing. 12 May 2012
Speaking notes for FamilySearch Indexing. 12 May 2012

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Published by: milesmeyer on Jun 27, 2012
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FamilySearch notes for SGES meetingMiles Meyer - 12 May 2012 What is FamilySearch? How many of you are participating in the Indexing project? Got this from a blogger who was at a briefing for bloggers at the NGSConvention last night.FamilySearch has published 530 million images and 1.7 billionindexed records.FamilySearch has signed an agreement with the Italian governmentto digitize all their civil registration records.More than 650 societies are helping index the 1940 census.Just over 30% of the census has been indexed.By the time you read this, there supposedly will be indexes publishedfor six states. Do I remember which they were? Ummm. Delawareand Colorado, then Kansas. New Hampshire, Oregon, and Virginia.By my calculation, that amounts to 5.47% of the census.Eight additional states are at 100%. After hitting an indexing projecthits 100%, FamilySearch does a time-consuming audit, spot checkserrors, bundles up the data ready for publication, shares it with her Community Project partners, gives them a chance to get published,and then publishes it on FamilySearch.The current projection is that 1940 indexing will be complete in July.FamilySearch’s goal for image publication for the year is 400 millionimages. Compare that to the 4 million images of the 1940 census.Even bigger, the Granite Mountain Record Vault is thought tocontain 3.5 billion images. The point: FamilySearch needs indexingvolunteers to stick around after the 1940 census and it needs a wholelot more.FamilySearch teams are out capturing more records all the time. Asystem called Field Express adds 75 million images annually.Within weeks, the index from BillionGraves who can be found at http://www.billiongraves.comwill be posted on FamilySearch.FamilySearch hopes to ship by the end of the year a feature that
would allow you to annotate records with corrections.They are working on new arbitration models that would cut down onthe amount of arbitration that must be made.Besides the U.S. status map at www.familysearch.org/1940census, there is also a secret status dashboard at https://the1940census.com/dashboard/that gives various statistics about the indexing project.One graph shows number of records indexed per day (lately about1.3 million records): Helpful hintsIE9 is unstable - use IE8, Firefox, or Chrome Do you want to sign up?1.visit familysearch.org2.click on help3.search for “Public access to Family Tree”4.follow the instructions and click on the link to sign up 
If you do not currently use new.familysearch.org, you mustfirst sign up to use new.familysearch.org. (If you currently usenew.familysearch.org begin with step 2.)
Enter the user name and password of your FamilySearch Account.
Sign In
Sign up to use the Family Tree:
Enter the user name and password of your FamilySearch Account.
Sign In.
You will be taken to familysearch.org, whereyou will be signed in and see a Family Tree link next to theFamilySearch logo.
To see your tree, click the
Family Tree
link. This link is located in theupper-left corner of the screen, next to the FamilySearch logo.
Because only those who are deceased are shown in FamilyTree, you won't immediately see your tree. You will need to addliving parents or grand-parents until you can connect to one of your deceased ancestors.
Search for a deceased ancestor first so that you will know

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