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FamilySearch Indexing - Launch the Software
Launch the FamilySearch Indexing software. Screenshot with permission of FamilySearch.
Screenshot by Kimberly Powell with permission of FamilySearch.
Unless you changed the default settings during installation, the FamilySearch Indexing software will appear as an icon on your computer desktop. Double-click the icon (pictured in the upper-left corner of the screenshot above) to launch the software. You will then be prompted to either log in or create a new account. You can use the same FamilySearch login that you use for other FamilySearch services (such as accessing Historical Records).

Create a FamilySearch Account
A FamilySearch account is free, but required to participate in FamilySearch indexing so that your contributions can be tracked. If you don't already have a FamilySearch login, you will be asked to provide your name, a user name, a password, and an email address. A confirmation email will be then be sent to this email address, which you will need to confirm within 48 hours to complete your registration.

How to Join a Group
Volunteers not currently associated with a group or stake may join a FamilySearch Indexing group. This isn't a requirement to participate in indexing, but does open up access to any specific projects that the group you select may be involved in. Check the Partner Projects list to see if there is one that interests you.

If you are new to indexing:
Register for an account.
Download and open the indexing program.
A pop-up box will open asking you to join a group. Select the Another group option.
Use the drop-down list to select the name of the group you want to join.

If you have signed in to the FamilySearch indexing program before:
Go to the indexing website at indexing.familysearch.org.
Click Sign In.
Enter your user name and password, and click Sign In.
On the My Info page, click Edit.
Next to Local Support Level, select Group or Society.
Next to Group, select the name of the group you want to join.
Click Save.

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