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Do you want to help preserve and share the worlds precious genealogical records in your spare time? FamilySearch indexing is a free app from FamilySearch International that will let you do just that. This app displays image snippets from handwritten historical documents such as birth, marriage, and death certificates; census forms; and naturalization records. Each snippet contains a name, date, place-name, or other relevant information from these documents. You simply transcribe (index) what you see in the image, and the FamilySearch indexing system eventually adds it to the collection of free genealogy records available at www.familysearch.org. This mobile app is expected to complement the FamilySearch indexing program, which has been operating since 2006. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the world have contributed their time to index genealogical records using the FamilySearch indexing desktop software. Today there are more than 2.5 billion freely searchable names in the familysearch.org database, thanks largely to their efforts. Your mobile contribution to this effort, however large or small, is greatly appreciated. To ensure quality and accuracy, the system compares your work with answers from other volunteers until a consensus is reached.While you use the same account information as you would when using the desktop indexing program, it is not necessary to have the desktop program in order to use this app. This app is in its early stages of development and is not yet fully integrated into the indexing system. So, if you also index using standard FamilySearch indexing, your contributions and points from using this app will not be displayed in your history in the desktop program. We plan to include this integration in future versions.In this version of the app, you may see image snippets from collections that have already been indexed or from new collections. Reusing previously indexed snippets will help us determine the quality of results from this app and make future improvements to the system.If you have questions or suggestions, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's new in this version:
Minor bug fixes