Sunday, September 13, 2009

Indexing or Extractions in the Old Days

My grandparents on my dad's side have both passed away but they were wonderful people. I remember them constantly working in their yard or garden and then canning wonderful food and sharing it or trying to do something good for someone. One memory I have of them is both of them in their office diligently working on extractions for hours.

So I have a new and convenient service project that brings me back to Grandma and Grandpa Murray. It is doing family search indexing online. It's easy, you just go to the website and register as a volunteer and then they guide you through the process of looking at old documents and transferring the information to what will become a searchable database. Plus you can do as much or as little as you want and can work on it anytime of day or night. It's also really cool to see the old documents and old handwriting styles and the old names. Believe me, I have an appreciation for neat handwriting now!

Check out this link for more information -

1 comment:

Ariana said...

Yeah! Indexing is cool. I haven't done it for awhile since Preston quit taking naps, but it's pretty slick. I bet G and G would love to see how fast it is now compared to the old way. I used to help my mom sometimes filling out the old extraction cards. And making mistakes and having to dig out the white out, etc. I love the backspace button! :) And yes!!! NEAT HANDWRITING. :)