A person who indexes said there is a way the Family History Department helps people learn a foreign
The Indexing Chat Group would be the best group to answer that question.
I am looping them in so they can reply
@Patricia Fitzgerald Mielbeck There were classes being taught, but that has changed due to many factors over the past year. I am going to give you a website to check out the class schedule that the Family History Library is teaching. There are not indexing related classes at this time, but please continue to check. https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Classes_and_Webinars
The BYU Family History Library holds some language indexing classes that you might find helpful: https://fh.lib.byu.edu/indexing-classes/
In the meantime, there are great helps available to learn how to index foreign language records. Go to the "Indexing Help" tab on the Web Indexing page, and then chose "Language and Handwriting Helps." You can choose a language in the drop down list, and there will be activities and tutorials to help you. https://www.familysearch.org/indexing/help/handwriting#!/lang=en&title=Alphabet (Secretary Hand)
Thank you for your willingness to learn and to help!0
I have no connection with the Indexing group and am not a FS employee
BUT - there are an incredible amount of resources on YOUTUBE that are totally free.
though there are a large number of "teaser" videos that then encourage you to pay for a fee based service - which I highly discourage.
but here is a 4 hour free Spanish Video.
(be sure to skip/ignore any ads - which again may encourage a fee based servcie)
Im sure though that the Family History training that was available - was probably much more focused on genealogical related topics.
but even that can easily be found to some degree or another.
such as this video:
again - dont PAY for anything they offer based off of a youtube video.
but there is a lot out there for free - if you ignore the ads.0
Hi Patricia. There are several groups that might help give you a lead. I just started indexing in Italian. So I joined the Italian Research Group. This Forum helped to lead me to @Dellory Matthews who helped me to become familiar with the templates. I'm sure each language has a lead who can help you. They didn't teach the language, per se, but familiarity with the terms. FamilySearch has a wealth of resources, from handwriting helps, to wiki research, to tutorials all available online.
Help us to help you by giving us the language you are interested in indexing.
And good luck...I'm loving it!0
If you want to do Dutch, I would be happy to guide you along by video call(s) and screen share. That way you will get what you need and won't have to spend much time going over general rules you are already familiar with.0
Byu fhl has classes on foreign indexing the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.0
which language are you interested in0