How do I sign up to review indexing
This article will answer the question about what is required to be an indexing "reviewer."
You must first index 1000 records in the Web Indexing feature of FamilySearch.
After you have indexed 1000 records, then you will be able to select "Review" on batches when you go to Indexing>Web Indexing>Find Batches.
Thank you for indexing! We appreciate your time and service to make these records searchable.
I have tried this but nothing happens !
I have indexed over 2700 records and still don't have the ability to be a reviewer.
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I have never done this type of thing and I am only 13 years old
Since you have indexed 2700 records, you should have the option to "Index" or "Review" when you look batch in "Find Batches" Since you do not have that option, I suggest you contact Family Search Support. To contact them you can click on "Contact Support: in the Quick Links on the right side of page.
You can then look up the phone number and call them or you can "Live Chat" with them. They are closed on Sundays.
Welcome to the "Community.FamilySearch" Forum.
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
It is fantastic. that Youth, like yourself, would like to be involved in "Indexing" ...
You are not alone ...
We were all new once; and, it does not matter at what age - Young; or, Old ...
As you have never done "Indexing" before ...
Just to start with ...
Here are some "Knowledge Articles" in 'FamilySearch':
[ There are a number; but, they are short, just go thought them at you own pace ... ]
How do I share an indexing batch with someone?
After ALL That ...
IF, you (and, your Family) are a Member(s) of the Church; THEN, you can "Join", the "Indexing" 'Group', in your Ward/Branch; and, you would certainly be able to get some help/assistance from those Members of your Wards/Branch - I am sure that they would love to help/assist you (with you Parents, involved, of course).
IF, you (and, your Family) are NOT Members of the Church; THEN, you could request to "Join", an "Indexing" 'Group', near you; and, I am sure that the members of such an "Indexing" 'Group', that you "Join", would be able to help/assist you (with you Parents, involved, of course) 'On-Line'.
Of course ...
One thing that you can do is 'look' through (and, "Explore") the 'Tab' in 'FamilySearch' relating to "Indexing".
Particularly, the "Overview" ...
Again, it is fantastic. that Youth, like yourself, would like to be involved in "Indexing".
I really hope that you enjoy "Indexing".
I hope this helps/assist you.
Attention: @Melissa S Himes
Hi @Audrey Hayes1 . The articles that Brett has provided are great resources to help you learn how to index. There is also a video that was captured during a FamilySearch Facebook interview with Wendy Smedley and Jason Pierson of FamilySearch that explains indexing too. Here's the link and while the beginning is quite interesting, if you just want to see the indexing portion, it starts around the 8 minute mark: Indexing Discussion (Jason Pierson Live)
Sometimes it is more difficult for young indexers to find projects that they can work on because many don't know the old cursive handwriting. Some old indexers can't read it either! Even if you can read cursive, I suggest you try pulling up one of the easier projects first like:
United States—Enlisted and Officer Muster Rolls and Rosters, 1916–1939 [Part L]
It is always important to read all of the instructions and the field helps, just like in school. The field helps are more instructions about how to fill in each entry. When you click on a field, there is a purple question mark that appears and when you click on that you will get more instructions!
If you ever need help, just post a new question on the page by clicking on that plus sign in the right corner. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Indexing is really fun!