Family History and Indexing


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March Madness Indexing Update

Sunrise in Florida 

Family Research Conference April 12 & 13th

Please see your Ward Family History Consultants or go to the Family Search Center at the Stake Center to pick up your registration form for this wonderful FREE Family History Conference. The day is Saturday 13th from 8:30 - 5:00. While the cost is free, there is a charge for a lunch and a copy of the syllabus of all the classes. Friday night, April 12th there will also be a free Fireside for all who have an interest in family history.

March Madness Report for Sunday 17th.

Stake Total from Feb 24th - March 17th.

WARD                                                    TOTAL NAMES TO MARCH 17TH

Clinton                                                                      1750
Edmond First                                                          6502
Edmond Second                                                       4517
Okc Fifth                                                                   3135  
Okc First                                                                10,846
Okc Third                                                                  4132
Quail Creek                                                            12,097
Village                                                                        6356
Woodward                                                                 8223

Edmond First                                                             747
Edmond Second                                                         426
Okc Fifth                                                                     304
Okc First                                                                     366
Okc Fourth Branch                                                       11
Okc Third                                                                    157
Quail Creek                                                               2614
Village                                                                        2329

Eagle Scout Indexing Project 
Thomas Taylor gave a wonderful presentation on Indexing prior to each of the three 2 hour sessions last Saturday. Not only did he have to learn how to index, but he also had to teach others to do it. 

There were approximately 50 people who attended the Indexing sessions and 6 new indexers where signed up. While the total number of names indexed during the project has not been reported to me, I can say that the whole stake indexed 3182 names from 11:15 am  to 9 pm on Saturday. Brother Taylor will give a full report to the his Scouting Leaders and is grateful to all of the Members who took time to come and help him with the patrons. 

Thomas had a busy week, he told us he turned in his Mission Papers on Saturday, and on April 1st  he will be celebrating his 18th birthday.

RootsTech Conference

The Rootstech Conference will be held from March 21 - 23rd in the Salt Palace, in Salt Lake City. As of Last Friday 5,000 people have signed up to attend. There will be  4 different tracks: Genealogy Classes, Technology Programs and classes, Storytelling Series of lectures and classes, and FamilySearch training for Family history consultants, Family History Directors, and Stake Index Directors. This year there will also be family history classes for the Youth, including a 2  hour Genealogy Merit Badge Class.


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