|How to begin as a group administrator for indexing|
New group administrators might have questions about their new role. Please use the steps below to get started.
If you have not already done so, create a FamilySearch account, and download the indexing program.
Complete Online Training
Take the training that applies to you found on the Indexing Resource Guide at indexing.familysearch.org. (The Resource Guide is accessed by clicking on the Help tab on the indexing home page).
If you are new to indexing, the Basic Indexing lessons are also available on the Indexing Resource Guide under the heading of Indexers.
Index and Arbitrate Batches
Review Your Reports
Recruit More Volunteers
As you review the reports, check to see how many indexers you have in your group and how much work the indexers are producing. If your numbers appear low, you might want to encourage more members of your group or society to participate and look for ways to recruit more people to help with your particular project.
Identify individuals in your group who have the greatest potential to pay attention to details and adhere to the online instructions. Preferably, the group of individuals should have a high number of names indexed (over 2,000) and a low number of "Redo Batches" (less than 0.1% of the total names indexed). (The number of "Redo Batches" for each individual can be found on your "Subgroup Statistics" report.)
Create an installation CD or download to a USB flash drive
Make a CD to help volunteers who use a dial-up connection or who cannot download the program from the Internet because of the download time that is required. To download and burn a CD of the FamilySearch indexing program, use the steps below:
To install FamilySearch indexing on a computer from the CD or a USB Flash Drive
Contact FamilySearch toll-free for questions or help.
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