Showing posts with label Indexing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indexing. Show all posts

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Canadian Genealogy News (GCN) 16 August 2015

 Here are some news items which have come across my desk this morning -

The Annual Phillips Memorial Heritage Forum

One-day event of presentations, walking tours and practical information focusing on Ottawa's Rich Rural and Suburban Heritage. It will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at St. John's Anglican Church, South March, located at 325 Sandhill Road in Kanata (Ottawa).

Bruce Elliott, Professor of History at Carleton University, will deliver the keynote address on the topic of South March as an exemplar of the successes and failures of rural heritage conservation.

You will also hear from other speakers on topics including current heritage conservation practices, how heritage properties are designated, local archaeology, adaptive reuse of heritage structures, and the challenges of maintaining heritage character in older rural neighborhoods.

There will also be site visits to local heritage properties and an optional bus tour of Beaverbrook - soon to be studied for consideration as Ottawa's next heritage district. 

The event runs from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Parking at St. John’s Anglican is free for the entire day. The church can also be reached by public transit on OC Transpo Route # 93. 

Event space is limited so pre-registration is required.The registration fee is $20.00 per person, which includes a catered lunch and refreshments during the day. 

You can pre-register for the Heritage Forum online using our website’s donate page to make a $20 payment to Heritage Ottawa via Paypal. Please enter “Heritage Forum” in the donation details area. ( Please note that charitable receipts will not be issued for the $20 Heritage Forum Registration fee. 

One can also mail a cheque with “Heritage Forum” in the subject line, along with your name, address, email and/or telephone number to our office at: Heritage Ottawa, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1N 6E1 

For more information, please contact, or call 613-230-8841.

Did you index?

During the week long indexing project called Fund the Find, I just checked this morning, and at 7:00 o'clock ET, they have over 80,000 indexers. FamilySearch had been hoping for 100,000 people, and they are close to their goal, but the final number will be announced on Monday. 

You can go to to see what Canadian projects are available. 

If you are interested in indexing, they fully explain the process at

Meanwhile, happy researching!


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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Did you index yesterday?

The FamilySearch Indexing project yesterday had over 66,000 individuals who indexed at least one batch, and many did more than one batch of documents. Over 3 million records were indexed, and over 500,000 were arbitrated! That is a fantastic number.

And did you watch some or all of DearMYRTLE’s GeneaSleepOver Hangouts On Air on Google+ and archived at YouTube?

If you didn't watch, you can view the 24-hour session (divided into segments) at

So congratulation to everyone who indexed. It is not too late to start indexing today. Go to

There are plenty of Canadian records waiting to be indexed.

Friday, July 18, 2014

FamilySearch Indexing Project is waiting for you!

Are you ready? 
FamilySearch would like to have 50,000 indexers and arbitrators to submit at least one batch in a 24-hour period! Do more if you would like, but one batch is all that is required to be counted in the record!
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 page at for your local start time and status updates.
Here are the statistics on indexing Canadian projects - 
  • There are 67,802 current volunteers 
  • There are 15 current projects
  • There are 7,832 Images awaiting arbitration 
  •  There have been 787,408 Canada records contributed 

Some of the project that still need indexing are –
  • British Columbia Marriages 1937
  • Newfoundland Vital Records 1840-1949
  • Prince Edward Island 1721-1905
Plan now to get involved and add your name to the record-setting event!

The Canadian projects are at  

Friday, January 10, 2014

Announcing the New FamilySearch Indexing Website

We are starting to get press releases from FamilySearch and other organizers prior to the RootsTech Conference that will be held in Salt Lake City in February. This is the latest from FamilySearch regarding indexing.

They have a newly redesigned indexing website at, and they invite you to come and take a look. This new website integrates indexing with the rest of, making it easier for indexers to know how to get started and find the help they need.

They say that “FamilySearch indexing is the volunteer program that has already generated more than a billion freely searchable names on Changes to the indexing program over time have greatly increased the number of records that FamilySearch is able to publish. Projects that used to take years to index can now be completed in a matter of months, and as the indexing program improves, the availability of searchable records will only accelerate”.

Join at RootsTech in February to learn more about what's coming. Visit the FamilySearch indexing booth in the exhibit hall, which is free and open to the public, to get a hands-on experience with the new indexing program, or attend the session "Introducing the new FamilySearch indexing tool”.

The RootsTech: Where Families Connect website is at