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FamilySearch Indexing is an incredible project started by the Family History Library. (Technically, FamilySearch Indexing is part of the FamilySearch. The names do get confusing.) The goal is to digitize the microfilm held in the Granite Mountain Records Vault, index it, and put it online. Just a few years ago, we thought that the microfilm would never be digitized in our lifetimes, let alone indexed and put online!

One of the first major FSI projects was Georgia Death Certificates. I received a press release today saying that the index and the images are now online! They can be accessed at the Georgia State Archives website — www.georgiaarchives.org (click on “Virtual Vault”) and at labs.familysearch.org.

The Ohio Genealogical Society is sponsoring the indexing of early Ohio tax records. I am hopeful that some of the images and data will be online very soon.

If you would like to help out with any of the FamilySearch Indexing projects, visit the site, read about the projects, and follow the instructions for registering to volunteer. You can do it from home and you can do as much or as little as you’d like.

This is a very exciting time to be involved in genealogy!

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