How to find projects that I am capable of doing
I've been indexing for a number of years now. I try to stick with the intemediate projects and save the beginner projects for others who have little or no experience. One day I received an eMail or phone call (I don't remember which) from Family Search, and I received a thank you for the work I had done. During the course of the call I was invited to start reviewing projects instead of indexing. I said I would and that seemed to end the matter right then. Well I have been arbitrating for a long time and now I am having a very hard time trying to find a project that I am capable of doing. I've tried to find beginner projects that might let me feel like I am contrubuting to the world and the cause, but there are very few of them out there.
So I'm a little discouraged. I'm handicapped and in a wheelchair so there is not a lot I can do to contribute. This was one area I excelled at.>>>> I absolutely want the opportunity to serve in this capacity but at the moment I just can't seem to find a way to continue serving If anyone has any suggestions that might help me feel better about myself with regards to indexing, I would appreciate hearing from you
Thanks for listening
Bro Robert Mele, West Fresno Stake, Madera I Ward. I look forward to your response.
Dellory Matthews ✭✭✭✭
Dear Brother Mele,
One wonderful way to serve is to teach others how to index. This can be done in person or remotely using Zoom, etc. Whenever I teach a new person to index, I ask them to commit to indexing at least 10 batches and sharing those batches with me as they go along. When someone makes that commitment and has help and support, they tend to stick with indexing.
An easy project right now is United States—Enlisted and Officer Muster Rolls and Rosters, 1916–1939 [Part J]
Here is an article you may find helpful:
Taking the indexing "Guided Tour" is a convenient way for someone to be introduced to indexing. I just posted this link today on my ward Facebook page:
I hope you get some other suggestions here. Please know that your indexing or reviewing efforts are valuable, no matter what project you are working on.0