Wednesday 30 July 2014

The 20,000-records-in-a-day Indexing Challenge

This Saturday, 2 August, will see an attempt to index 20,000 records in one 12-hour period at the LDS Church in Clondalkin, Co Dublin.

A similar event was held last year. The 2013 goal was rather less ambitious at a 'mere' 10,000 records, but the indexers had pushed that target aside by the time lunch was over and just carried on. They ended up with more than 21,100 records indexed. As last year, members of the Church are asking for volunteers to come along and help with entering information from historical records into an online database.

I've no details about which record set they'll be working on (last year it was the UK's Kent Register of Electors 1825 to 1900) but wherever the collection originates, indexing the data will allow other genealogists to research their ancestors.

You don't have to commit to the entire 12-hour session! Just turn up anytime between 7am and 7pm.

The organisers promise lots of fun, lots of food and lots of indexing.

Venue: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9th Lock Road, Clondalkin, Co Dublin.