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What Is Family Search Indexing?

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Family search indexing is a volunteer project and it is established and run by FamilySearch. FamilySearch is a genealogy website that offers genealogical records and education. The Church of Jesus Christ operated FamilySearch.

The aim of this project is to create searchable digital indexes of scanned images of historical documents that are related to genealogy.

Before we start further first we want to tell you about what is indexing. After that, we tell you why we need family search indexing.

What Is Indexing?

The process of organizing the data in different forms is known as indexing. Data different forms mean birth records, death records, immigration, military records, census, and deed records. If we talk about when indexing began then it is started in 2006 and in the year 2017 work shifted to the new web-based system. You can check this by clicking here.

Why Do We Do Indexing Or Why Do We Need Family Search Indexing?

Now the question that comes to our mind is why do we do family search indexing? So we tell you that indexing makes records searchable so that you can search the records. If any record is not found it means that records is not indexing.

Nowadays, indexing began digital. You can search any family search records in a sec, hours, and a day. For searching the family records indexing records make a new tool may be called “hinting”.

How does Family Search Indexing work?

It looks after the family tree information and compares it to the FamilySearch database. Whenever it finds the matches it shows all the details. This information shows as a hint.


This is all about family search indexing in which you know what is indexing and why we need it. Indexing is very important for us.

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FAQ Questions On Family Search Indexing

#Q1. What is FamilySearch web indexing?

Ans: FamilySearch web indexing makes genealogy records searchable so that you can easily check your ancestor’s records online.

#Q2. Can I index on the FamilySearch app?

Ans: Yes, a new mobile indexing app is available on the play store or Apple app store. You can easily get this app online.

#Q3. How do you review indexing FamilySearch?

Ans: Follow the given steps:
1. Open FamilySearch website.
2. Click on indexing from the homepage of FamilySearch.
3. Choose web indexing from the drop-down menu.
4. Click on find batches.
5. Click on review after choosing a batch.

#Q4. How do I get my website indexed by Google?

Ans: First, open Google Search Console. Remember that your Gmail account should be opened. After that insert the link in the search bar. Wait for checking, once the searching is completed and it shows the message that is not on Google then click on request indexing.

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