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Indexing a record you discovered amongst the still unindexed data

I am so glad I found the explanation on search to use unindexed records (https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/...). Many thanks for the extensive explanation and making it possible to go through them so well!

If I may offer a little idea: it would be great that we could actually index the record as we are going over it. Seeing the indexing system goes page by page – this could mean asking the researcher to take a few extra minutes and index the page in question. I would happily do that, as I know I would have furthered both my and others' searches in one go, meanwhile slowly whittling away the unindexed mountain of records. Finding that name you have been looking for is a great boost – a boost of energy that would then flow into indexing for all.
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  • I’m hopeful this will be developed
    This has already been suggested and it is a great idea. It is also something that FamilySearch employees have told us are being planned, if not already in some phase of being developed.

    I'm not sure exactly how that would work or what has to be in place for it to work effectively, but I suspect that part of this has to do with the process of putting together a means to add to, change, or correct index entries that have already been published.
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  • Won't work. Each indexing project needs its own database structure and defining that on an ad hoc basis is not feasible.

    Now what WOULD be useful as part of the long-requested ability to correct already-indexed records would be the ability to index a record that has been completely missed out for some reason. Say there's a line in a BMD index or census return that has been missed out for whatever reason. The difference is that the database structure will already have been defined for the indexing so it's essentially inserting another record into an extant database.

    However that can't happen until we have the ability to submit corrections full stop.
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    Glad to hear there have already been considerations along these lines.

    I am aware that this is tricky – hence why I also pointed out that this might mean having to ask the researcher to index the full page and not just the record they are interested in. My focus here lies on using the initiative that is already present with the researcher in some way.
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