Family History and Indexing


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

June 2012 Stake Indexing Report

Happy Fourth Of July !

July 2nd, 5 Million Names Challenge
Family Search extended to the World-wide Indexing community, the challenge to index and or arbitrate 5 million names on July 2nd, in one day. In April 2012 we came very close to the mark with 4.92 million names indexed and arbitrated. Well, I am here to report that we did not make the 5 million name challenge. Instead we, as a world-wide indexing and arbitrating community were able to complete, in one day,  
10 MILLION names!! 
 Unbelievable, incredible, and truly a FANTASTIC Job.A big thank you to all of you in the Oklahoma City Stake for helping Family Search reach such a remarkable level of achievement.  At this rate it is predicted that by August we will have finished all of the 1940 census records. Great Work, it is greatly appreciated.

June Indexing  Report for the Stake
 (we just keep paddling along)

YTD  Stake total = 710,650

June Report by Ward 

Ward                                                          Indexed          Arbitrated
Clinton                                                        3440              3305
Edmond First                                              3970             11706
Edmond Second                                           280               6012
Okc Fifth                                                    3175             21840
Okc First                                                    7581             13457
Okc Fourth Branch                                            1
Okc Third                                                   7200              2000
Quail Creek                                               11496             6920
Village                                                         2375      
Woodward Branch                                      3641            12926
Contributors that moved                                  44                 160

Youth by Ward                                             Indexed        

Edmond First                                                    920
Okc Fifth                                                              1
Okc First                                                        1002
Okc Fourth Branch                                           120
Village                                                              320  

 New at Family Search

Did you know that Family Search is now providing a way for you to talk to a "Research Assistant" live when you have a problem with your family history research. So far, help is only available in a few states but they hope to expand that as more volunteers sign up to become a research assistant. Two of those states are Ohio and Pennsylvania. At the current time this is a Pilot Project and it is designed to offer help to the researcher in finding places to locate records.

If you are interested in getting some training or need help with your arbitrating, please feel free to call me ( 405-367-7159) or email me ( and I will be more than happy to set up a class or do some one-on-one training with you at the Family History Center located in the Stake Center. Remember that Arbitrators have the final word on the names indexed and must be willing to read all the instructions and field helps to get it right. If you go to the Family Search blog page you can read a lot of comments about the job we are doing at arbitrating. Some of it is not very good, but most of it is. So keep up the good work and arbitrator records that you index, it helps.

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