Family History and Indexing


Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year: Indexing Report for 2012

Happy New Year from 
Family Search

Oklahoma City Oklahoma Stake Total for 2012


A big "Thank you" to all of the Stake Indexers and Arbitrators that helped to make 2012 our best year ! 

December 2012 Statistics
74,107 names total

Ward                                  total names
Clinton                                                 3177
Edmond First                                  12,381
Edmond Second                                5959
Okc Fifth                                            1985
Okc First                                          11,921
Okc Third                                        10,984 
University                                                20
Quail Creek                                         7457
Village                                                  4298
Woodward                                        11,814

Youth - Ward                                   total names 
Clinton                                                  16
Edmond First                                     767
Edmond Second                                   73
Okc Fifth                                                75
Okc First                                              878
Quail Creek                                            20
Village                                                 1819

We had a high number, 125, of batches returned in the month of December. I suggest that everyone open their " My Artibration" tab and try to figure out why you may have had a batch returned. It is important to discover our mistakes and ask for help from your Ward Group Administrator or from the Salt Lake City Help Desk. You can contact the help desk by calling this toll free number: 1-866-406-1830.

 If you would like to call me I am more than happy to help. My number is 405-367-7159. Please do not try to start a new project without reading the "Project Information" directions or the "Field Help" guidelines on each data item first. Each project has new and different directions.

2012 Top 5 Indexers and Arbitrators

  1. Woodward - Curtis Ray Williams - 29,304
  2. Quail Creek - Nora Muzingo - 27,292
  3. Edmond First - Jessie Crawford - 21,082
  4. Woodward - Melissa Hart - 17,339
  5. Clinton - Coreena Gilliland - 15,193

  1. Okc Fifth - Mary Butts - 154,046
  2. Okc Third - Gene Bushman - 132,703
  3. Woodward - Tamara Windholz - 92,348
  4. Edmond Second - Gary Howell - 71,374
  5. Okc First - Evelyn K Aquino - 70,093

2012 Top 5 Youth Indexers
  1. Edmond First - Megan Green - 2971
  2. Village - Courtney Wilkinson - 2463
  3. Okc First - Emma Aquino - 2270
  4. Edmond First - Chandler Haymore - 2238
  5. Okc First - Nate Connelly - 2128

Invitations will be mailed to all of the top 5 individuals announcing the Stake Indexing Awards Social on February 23rd. The top 5 are welcome to bring their spouse or another person, and the Youth are encouraged to bring their family with them. Details will be in the invitation.

2013 Stake Goal

2 Million Names

Each Unit in the Stake will need to do
15,152 names a month for a total of 181,824 names in the year.

We need everyone's help to reach that new goal. Only three Wards in the Stake were able to achieve that in 2012.
If you know of anyone who might like to try indexing please introduce them to it and encourage them to participate in a Temple Experience in their own home. This is an ideal thing for New Converts, homebound, people preparing to attend the the Temple, or folks who are unemployed. Many blessings can come from participation in Indexing.

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Stake Youth Challenge

Christmas lights at Temple Square taken by K Miller

  1. Megan Green - Edmond First Ward - 2971
  2. Emma Aquino - Okc First Ward - 2270
  3. Nate Connelly - Okc First Ward - 2100
  4. Daniel Aquino - Okc 4th Branch - 1646
  5. Chandler Haymore - Edmond First Ward - 1521
This list is subject to change before the end of the year. You have until Dec 31, 2012 to make this list. The top five youth will be invited to the Stake Indexing Awards Social in February. 

Stake Seminary Challenge
The Stake Presidency is calling all Seminary Students to an indexing challenge. Beginning on Dec 5th each seminary group is challenged to index 25,000 names. When your group reaches that goal President Baclawski will come and fix breakfast for your group. This includes Home Study Seminary students as well.
President B will fix breakfast each time your Seminary group does 25,000 names. If your group reaches 100,000 names he will think of a really good reward!
Training will be available in Seminary and we hope you will get a good start over the holiday break from school. Each Seminary teacher and the Stake President will receive monthly reports of your progress. 

 Stake Goal for February

1,000 Stake Indexers !!
Currently at 627