Upcoming on July 20 and 21 is an international Indexing Event sponsored by FamilySearch.org with the goal to have over 50,000 indexers and arbitrators to submit at least one batch in a 24-hour period! The goal is an attempt to break the record set on 2 July 2012 when a total of 49,025 FamilySearch indexers and arbitrators joined together to set the all-time record for the most indexing participants in a single day.
Here are the details of this event from FamilySearch:
This remarkable goal will require help from every current indexer and arbitrator out there, plus many new volunteers, but it can be achieved if generous volunteers like you commit to participate. So mark your calendar and spread the word! Invite friends and family to join you. Organize an indexing party; create a fun family challenge or a society or church service project. Everyone is needed. Everyone can make a difference!
No matter where you live or what language you speak, you can participate and add to this historic worldwide achievement. You may choose to work on any project you prefer. However, we suggest that you work on the following projects in your native language:
- US—Obituaries, 1980–2014
- US—Passport Applications, 1795-1925
- US, New Orleans—Passenger Lists, 1820-1902
- UK, Manchester—Parish Registers, 1787-1999
The record-setting begins at 00:00 coordinated universal time (UTC) on July 21, which is 6:00 p.m. mountain daylight time (MDT or Utah time) on Sunday, July 20. It ends 24 hours later, at 23:59 UTC (or 5:59 p.m. MDT) on Monday, July 21. Check the FamilySearch Facebook event page for your local start time and status updates.New indexers can visit https://familysearch.org/indexing/ to learn more about how to join the FamilySearch indexing effort.