Monday, December 31, 2012
I do Genealogical Records Indexing ( https://www.familysearch
) which is the typing of information from old genealogical records that have been scanned by other volunteers throughout the world. I do it at home, also a volunteer, by going online, downloading records, and typing specific information which I send back for others to find through their own research, for free. By doing thousands of records since 2008, I am able now to better read old records that belong to my own family when I do genealogy, a hidden benefit of indexing.
Today, while typing a record of a child's death, her grandparents wrote in the newspaper (1981):
"The parting came so suddenly.
We did not see you close your eyes.
We did not hear you sigh.
We only heard that you had gone.
Without a last goodbye.
Many times we have cried.
If love could have saved you darling.
You never would have died."
Needless to say, I cried but all is worth it. This is one of the reasons why I believe in indexing--helping generations to unite in love, peace and hope. For those who are LDS, this is one of the main reasons for the glorious temple work that we do.
Happy New Year, everyone!