News Release

One Million Names are Indexed in Northampton

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Northampton celebrated Family History and achieved an Indexing target of 1,000,000 names. The enthusiastic approach of Sue Purcell,  Indexing Director, created the momentum to attain this objective, together with the support of Pete Dodkins and Moira Dodkins, Family History Centre Directors.  

Family history indexing is a volunteer effort that makes valuable genealogical records freely searchable online. Since FamilySearch indexing began in 2006, the effort has produced more than one billion searchable records.

Hundreds of thousands of volunteer indexers have participated from around the world. Through this selfless effort, millions of people worldwide have found information and discovered stories about their ancestors.

Throughout the congregations in Northampton can be found very dedicated members who devote time to Family History research, Indexing and providing local help and support for others.   The Family History Centre provides training, encouragement and some tender care and is open to the public at certain times of the week.

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