The indexing bug, that is. If you aren't familiar with indexing, you are seriously missing out! By using the Family Search program, you can index original data records by typing the information into the on screen form.
Our ward recently started a guys versus girls challenge...surprisingly the guys are winning (but not for long). Additionally, our stake instituted a challenge among all 10 wards. We have all gone indexing crazy!! Last week alone our ward indexed over 1700 names, and this is just the start. We also received an awesome note from a member of the stake - I've included the coolest part below:
I received a call from the Family History Department this week. The Department sends their congratulations to our Stake. The person said we are one of the top Indexing Stakes in the Church and wanted to know how we are doing it. The stats for new sign ups as well as the significant number of members signed up is impressive.
If you want to learn more about indexing, ask me, or for a more complete explanation, as well as instructions on how to get started, click here. Be warned...once you start, it's really hard to start. I sat down to do one batch tonight, and ended up doing 4. Totally addictive, but so rewarding. Try it...I know you'll love it!