Saturday, May 4, 2019
Now Indexing :
More South Carolina Records
Since I've lately been working on my family roots in the form of the Broyles family from Upcountry South Carolina, it made sense, now that it's time for this weekend's indexing effort, to continue working on the current designated "Restore the Ancestors 2019" project at FamilySearch.org. Right now, the project is dedicated to finishing the collection of Colleton County Marriage Licenses.
Though Colleton County is much closer to the Atlantic coast than my Broyles forebears in Anderson County, it still is part of the same home state. Besides, my intention in participating in this volunteer indexing group is to help others, not merely myself. So I'm digging in to help wherever possible.
The current designated record set is now over fifty percent indexed. The records are listed as an intermediate level of indexing difficulty, but I found the process rather straightforward, other than having to decipher a few challenging handwriting samples.
By seeing an entire group of volunteers dedicated to making searchable selected record sets which will be of help to people seeking information on their ancestors of African heritage, hopefully, that will speed the process. Already, the 181-member Restore the Ancestors project has indexed over twenty thousand records, an impressive number, considering the project only began in March of this year. Hopefully, the word is still getting out and more people will join in to help. That "many hands make light work" mantra really does make a difference.