FamilySearch International recently announced a worldwide crowdsourcing challenge aimed at establishing a new record for the most volunteer indexing participants online in a single day. Meridian Magazine, brought to us by the Church of the Latter-day Saints, also brought this interesting news to our attention in their article, “FamilySearch Announces International Indexing Challenge.”

The challenge took place on Sunday, July 20 with great success. Indexers and arbitrators from around the world joined together to set an international record by surpassing the goal of 50,000 contributors in a 24 hour period. In fact, there were 66,511 participants. 

All it takes to be counted in the record is to submit one batch. With hundreds of thousands of past indexing volunteers and thousands more joining, breaking the record was easy.

Melody K. Smith

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