In the month of December, a group of Mormon youth from Boulder, Lafayette, Louisville, Broomfield and Erie  participated in an indexing challenge. Indexing involves digitizing family history records for the use of genealogy. (Learn more about indexing here.)

The challenge was to see how many family history records could be digitized during the month of December. Sixty-five young women and young men from seven LDS congregations in the Boulder area indexed 22,963 names. They competed against each other as teams to see who could do the most. They helped digitize records previously only available on microfiche from a variety of different documents including birth records, death records, WWII draft cards, obituaries, ship passenger lists, and census reports. Each of these almost 23,000 names indexed will help someone working on family history to know a little bit more about their ancestors!

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You can learn about your ancestors at FamilySearch.org. Create a fan chart of your family, or search the records of your ancestors with a free account at www.familysearch.org.

 


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