Creating a Community Indexing Project

Creating an Indexing Project

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: Learn the available options for taking a set of genealogy records, creating an index and sharing it with the genealogy community.

Description: Many genealogy and historical societies and even individuals own important data records that they want to index and share with the genealogy community but don’t know where to start. Learn about the current options available to create your own community-based indexing project and how to enlist others to help with indexing.

Audience Level: Beginner

Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen; internet connection – wired or wireless (preferred in order to show live interaction using various websites).

Content: 4 page handout


  • Data Review and Goal Setting for Successful Indexing
  • Selecting an Indexing Platform
  • Building an Indexing Community
  • Sharing Indexed Data with the Genealogy Community
  • Indexing Best Practices
  • Glossary
  • Links

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