Autumn in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania
Photo taken by Bishop Bob Wooley
October Stake Indexing Report
484,675 YTD cum
Total for October = 27,974
Ward Indexing & Arbitration for October
Edmond 1st 1966
Edmond 2nd 2791
Okc 5th 368
Okc 1st 2287
Okc 4th Branch 338
Okc 3rd 3828
Okc University 91
Quail Creek 6016
Youth Ward Indexing
Edmond 1st 467
Okc 5th 47
Calling All Indexers and Arbitrators
Kentucky Genealogy Society Web page
As you can see, by our statistics, we are falling way behind this year in Indexing in our Stake. I am asking each of you to please try to do 100 names, or more if you like, to help us reach 500,000 names by the end of December. More would be better because out of our 690 registered indexers in the Stake only 66 indexed or arbitrated in October. I know that we have, including me, really dropped the ball on indexing and arbitration this summer for many reasons.
First of all everything was disrupted and turned up side down by that tornado this spring. Many of you put a lot of time into helping with the recovery and that was greatly appreciated by all. Then the Church put a big push on for all of us to learn about FamilySearch Tree. Adding photos, stories and sources are great features. I have to admit I am working on it almost every day and find it very addicting.
FamilySearch set up a challenge, with a nice reward, for the person who enters the 12 Millionth Source to Family Tree. We all have to learn how to use the Tree, since NewFamilySearch is going to be a read-only status at the end of this year. With all new programs there is a learning curve. The was also a learning curve in Indexing after we finished the 1940 census records and indexing/arbitration fell off. Now there are many County marriage record projects that are not difficult to work on. I have faith in all of you and I am praying, that with your increased assistance we can do better.
Thank you for all that you do for family history, and remember that indexing is doing your family history. Every name indexed and arbitrated brings an eternal blessing to a researcher or a family member.
Happy Veterans Day on November 11th,
and thank you for your service to the Nation