Getting Started with Indexing

Web Indexing

FamilySearch is rolling out the new web indexing program to stakes and wards throughout the world. Get started in the web-based program here, and take a guided tour of web indexing to help you as you first begin.

Many indexers are still using the desktop indexing program, so you can scroll down for additional information about that program. Learn more about the transition to the web indexing program here.

Additional Training

As indexers become more experienced, they may want to continue challenging themselves by getting started in new areas. These may include:

  • Indexing more difficult projects
  • Working on other languages besides their native tongue
  • Doing arbitration and review

See below for resources to help experienced indexers get started in these areas.




Desktop Indexing

The desktop indexing program will be retired in 2018, but you may still have members of your ward or stake using that program. If so, follow the instructions on the Desktop Indexing Program page, and review the Indexing Basics section for helpful resources.

Getting Started

To get started as a new indexer, go to, and follow the instructions there. Review the indexing basics section for helpful resources to get you started for the first time.

Additional Resources