When will they upload argentina records to index, i know they are a lot because I can see them on the catalog? I don't understand why they are not available to index.
Attention: @Melissa S Himes & @John Empoliti (FYI = Indexing ... Whereas, 'Category' = General Questions)
I am going to copy and paste part of what @Mirevo eloquently posted yesterday when another person wanted to know if they could start to index records that were published on FamilySearch and not yet indexed. Some of what Mirevo writes applies to this question.
" 'The' records you are referring are of public access and consist of non indexed images, or are not indexed yet. There is a process that FamilySearch follows in order to post a project for indexing to mention:
Regretfully, we cannot accommodate requests from indexers to be given specific projects, localities, batches, or records to index. Indexers can select a project that interests them or matches their particular abilities, such as skill, language, or type of record.
Because of the time commitment required and the need to provide work that has broad appeal, we are not currently accepting new project requests. You may want to check later on future projects. Information about upcoming collections is not made available prior to publication due to various factors that can affect the publication time line, such as agreements with genealogical societies about the indexing of their records, final assembly considerations, space on the servers, geographic considerations, and so forth.
Thank you for your consideration and patience. Hope this answer your question. Thank you for inquiring about this collection and the possibility to index it."
Additionally, when I looked at the Argentina collections, many have dollar signs next to them with the record owner's names (Ancestry, My Heritage, Find My Past, etc). I think those would fall under the first bullet point of the post - permissions to publish indexes/images. From what I understand simply as a volunteer, there is alot of work that goes into getting these records ready to index, including negotiating contracts with the various partners, government entities, and genealogical societies.
This post probably should be in the Indexing group. I'm sure it will be moved either there or to the Search group.
Thanks, for asking @gabrielamunoz. I hope this has helped a little.
Do you think ancestry and my heritage have more records that family search, when I looked without paying it seem that they were the same. What do you think
Gabriela, I think that familysearch has the most indexes of records. But, I also think that there are a huge amount of images that will only be seen if one subscribes to the services. FamilySearch volunteers are indexing the records in partnership with the subscription services. When that happened around 2014, the Church said that what was freely given would be freely shared as best they could. Thus, sometimes images are not available to view.