If you aren’t familiar with indexing, it is transcribing the information contained on original records to make that record searchable. These include things like census records, court records, military records and much more. Indexing isn’t difficult and it significantly increases the number of records available online. You’ll find details at Worldwide Indexing Event — FamilySearch.org
Pat Richley, also known as DearMYRTLE, and her cousin Russ have put Google Hangouts to work as a open genealogy classroom. You can participate in study groups on specific topics or just watch a discussion on various research topics. It’s all free and quite easy to view. All you need is a good Internet connection and either a computer or tablet with speakers.
Visit DearMYRTLE’s hangouts page to see what’s coming up and how to participate.
WikiTree offers family researchers a free online family tree where researchers can collaborate and build their family tree. There are no archives other than the information members add to their trees. Here’s how it works:
WikiTree is for genealogy collaboration. This happens at two levels.
At the modern level, the collaboration can be private and tightly-controlled. Use WikiTree to collect and organize your personal family history and privately collaborate with family members. If you invite non-genealogist family members they might not move beyond this level.
At a deeper level, we are connecting our personal family histories with a growing worldwide family tree. As we go back in time our collaborations become wider and more public. To keep order, we trust each other to abide by a Wiki Genealogy Honor Code.
Learn more at WikiTree.