The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:
16 June 2009
Significant updates were made recently to the FamilySearch Indexing application and Web site. Batch Sharing seems to be the most popular of the new features. Following are brief descriptions of the updates:
Batch Sharing. This exciting new feature appeals to indexers who enjoy online social networking capability. It allows two volunteers (indexers or arbitrators) to collaborate on a batch. Both indexers can view the same batch, and using the indexers’ preferred instant messaging tool or phone, they can discuss and index the batch together. One indexer will have read-write capability and the other will have read only.
Tip of the Day. A dialog box will greet indexers when they sign in to the indexing application. Best practices and other quick time saving tools will be shared.
Project Selection Dialog Box. This feature (which appears when you click the Download From… button) will have the option to show all projects or only those that match an indexer’s preferences. It will also display the difficulty level of each project.
Fields Marked for Review. Indexers can choose to display either a red wavy line or colored background in fields marked for review. The color and transparency of the background can also be changed.
Image Type. This will now be the first field in every batch. Indexer will select the description of each image (Normal, Blank, or Duplicate) from the list provided.
Header Data Tab. A new tab in the data entry area will enable indexers to enter information that applies to an entire document just once. Not all batches will include this tab. It will open first when a batch is downloaded.
New Icons. The icons used to mark a field or record “unreadable” will have a blue question mark on them instead of a red slash.
Volunteers can register anytime and begin indexing immediately at Indexing.FamilySearch.org.
New Indexing Projects
New indexing projects added this week are:
- Argentina Censo 1869—Santiago y Santa Fe
- Australia, Greenwich—Genealogical Records, 1776–1980
- Australia, NSW—Bounty Immigrants, 1824–1842 (This is a regional project.)
- Pennsylvania—1920 U.S. Federal Census
- U.K., Cheshire Parish Records [Part 2], 1538-1850
(See the chart below for a complete list and current status of all indexing projects).
Recently Completed Projects
(Note: Recently completed projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process in preparation for future publication.)
- Argentina Censo 1869—Corrientes y Entre Rios
- Canada, British Columbia Births, 1854–1903
- Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1916–1922 [Part 1]
- Mississippi—1920 U.S. Federal Census
- Rhode Island—1920 U.S. Federal Census
- UK, Cheshire—Land Tax, 1778–1832
- Vermont—1920 U.S. Federal Census
Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion
Argentina, Buenos Aires 1855 Census Spanish 35% Argentina Censo 1869—Jujuy Salta Tucuman Spanish 23% Argentina Censo 1869—Santiago y Santa Fe Spanish (New) Arkansas County Marriages VI, 1837–1957 English 29% Australia, Greenwich—Genealogical Records, 1776–1980 English (New) Austria, Wiener Meldezettel, 1890–1925 German 1% Belgium, Antwerp Foreigners Index, 1840–1930 Dutch, Flemish 38% Brandenburg Kirchenbücher, 1789–1875 German 64%* France Registres Protestants, 1612–1906 [Part 1] French 54% France Registres Protestants, 1612–1906 [Part 2] French 1% France, Coutances, Paroisses de la Manche, 1792–1906 French 88% France, Paroisses de Cherbourg, 1802–1907 French 1% France, Paroisses de Coutances, 1802–1907 French 1% France, Paroisses de Saint-Lo, 1802–1907 French 2% Germany, Mecklenburg 1890 Volkszählung, Div 24–38 German 16% Indiana, Adams County Marriages, 1811–1959 English 18% Indiana, Allen County Marriages, 1811–1959 English 10% Indiana, Blackford County Marriages 1811–1959 English 74% Italy, Trento Baptism Records, 1784–1924 Italian 82% Jamaica, Trelawny Births, 1878–1930 English 9% Mexico, Censo de 1930—Mexico Spanish 3% Mexico, Censo de 1930—Tamaulipas Spanish 89% Mexico, Censo de 1930—Yucatan Spanish 25% New York 1905 State Census English 32% Nicaragua, Managua Civil Records, 1879–Present Spanish 52%* Pennsylvania—1920 U.S. Federal Census English (New) Peru, Lima—Registros Civiles, 1910–1930 Spanish 30% Russia, St Petersburg Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1833–1885 German 1% South Carolina—1920 U.S. Federal Census English 82% Spain, Avila, Moraleja de Matacabras, 1540–1904 Spanish 34% Spain, Lugo—Registros Parroquiales [Part 1], 1530–1930 Spanish 19% U.K., Cheshire Parish Records [Part 2], 1538-1850 English (New) U.K., Warwickshire Parish Registers, 1538–Present English 2% Ukraine, Kyiv, 1840–1842 Russian 19% Venezuela, Mérida Registros Parroquiales. 1654–1992 Spanish 20%
(*Percentage refers to a specific portion of a larger project.)
Current FamilySearch Partner Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion
Arkansas Marriages IV, 1837–1957 English 35% Belgique—Registres Des Décès—Charleroi, 1851–1900 French 28% Belgique—Registres Des Décès—En Français, 1796–1910 French 22%* België—Overlijdens Registers—In het Nederlands, 1796–1910 Dutch, Flemish 88%* België—Overlijdens Registers—Kalmthout, 1851–1900 Dutch, Flemish 63% België—Overlijdens Registers—Mechelen, 1851–1900 Dutch, Flemish 8% Bremer Schifflisten, 1904–1914 German 56% Flanders Death Registration, 1796–1900 French, Dutch, Flemish 79%* Indiana Marriages, 1882 to April 1905 English 91% Norway 1875 Census [Part 1] Norwegian 38% Nova Scotia, Antigonish Church Records, 1823–1905 English 84% Ohio Tax Records—2 of 4, Post 1825 English 77% Ohio Tax Records—3 of 4, Post 1825 English 1% Vermont Militia Records, 1861–1867 English 43%
(*Percentage refers to a specific portion of a larger project.)
Current FamilySearch Regional Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion
(These projects are being indexed by volunteers in specific areas of the world.)
Australia, NSW—Bounty Immigrants, 1824–1842 English (New) Australia, Sydney Cemetery Inscriptions, 1800–1960 English 6% Australia—Victoria Probate Records, 1853–1989 English 65% Canada, British Columbia Marriages, 1859–1932 English 7% Quebec—Trois-Rivières IC, 1800–1900 French 52%
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