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In-Depth Review On Family Search Indexing [2023]

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Family search indexing is a volunteer project and it is established and run by FamilySearch. It is a process that provides valuable genealogical records freely searchable online. Since its release in 2006, it has had over a billion searches.

The aim of this project is to create searchable digital indexes of scanned images of historical documents that are related to genealogy.

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

What Is Indexing?

The process of organizing the data in different forms so that it can be visible online is known as indexing. Data in different forms mean birth records, death records, immigration, military records, census, and deed records. If we talk about when FamilySearch indexing began then it 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 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 are not indexing.

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Nowadays, indexing has begun digital. You can search any family search records in a sec, hours, and a day. For searching the family records indexing records makes 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 is shown as a hint.

How Do I Begin FamilySearch Indexing?

So now you understand what is family search indexing and why people use it. Now we will tell you how to start FamilySearch Indexing by following simple steps.

  1. First of all, you need to sign into your FamilySearch account.
  2. Click on the get involved option from the homepage.
  3. Now click on indexing.
  4. Then go to my batches list and click guided tour introduction to indexing.
  5. Find a set you want to work on. Click on Find a Project.
  6. For help read the project instructions.
  7. Examine the image carefully. You can type the requested information in the data entry area.

This is how you can use FamilySearch indexing easily.


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.

If you need any help regarding genealogy software then contact Family Tree Maker Support right now! We will provide you with the best solution in a single attempt.

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 it 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 the 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 the 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 search is completed and it shows the message that is not on Google then click on request indexing.

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