All the hard work of the Coalition of the San Joaquin County Obituary Index Project has finally paid off. FamilySearch Indexing agreed to partner with us and thanks to Devon Ashby, our project is up and running. Devon, who is the project coordinator for FamilySearch Indexing, went to bat for us and got our project pushed through. A big "Thank You" goes out to Cath Trindle from the California State Genealogical Alliance who put me in touch with Devon.
The project is up and running and waiting for volunteers like YOU to "pay it forward" with a little bit of your time and talent. If you are already an indexer with FamilySearch, you will find our project under the heading -
US, California, San Joaquin County - Obituary Index File, 1850 to 1991
If you want to help with the project and are new to the program, there will be a training webinar tomorrow - Wednesday, October 19th at 2:00 pm Pacific Time / 5:00 pm Eastern Time. It will be recorded for later viewing if you can't make the session tomorrow. Contact me for the link and instructions for the training webinar via email at:
For background on the coalition and the project, I direct you to a post I wrote earlier which you can read HERE.