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2017 Worldwide Indexing Event Results


Over seven million new family history records will now be available on FamilySearch.org thanks to volunteers around the world who participated in the 2017 Worldwide Indexing Event on October 20–22.

Throughout the event, nearly 80,000 people worked to transcribe historical documents to make them searchable online, including over 9,000 first-time FamilySearch indexing volunteers. Participants represented 116 countries, 10 languages, and all ages, making this a true worldwide event. The following number of volunteers joined the event:

  • Africa and the Pacific: 1,272
  • Asia: 1,670
  • Europe and the Middle East: 2,880
  • Latin America North: 3,605
  • Latin America South: 10,720
  • North America: 53,327