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Thursday, 24 July 2014

End of an Era

Where did all the time go?

We put Gareth into his Stepaside uniform in September 2002.

Followed by Ross in September 2003

And now Martha has left and is ready to join the boys in Greenhill.  

How amazing to watch them change and grow.  


How fantastic it was to see our dear friends the Vingoe family at the weekend and to witness the marriage of Christopher to his beautiful wife Eve.

This family mean so much to us and we can only hope to emulate their example as a couple, as parents and as just all round lovely people.  We have very fond memories of the times we have spent together and the experiences we have been through together.  
We are better people for having them in our lives.

Thanks for letting us share your day and your lives.

World Record

I have always wanted to take part in a world record event.

This past weekend I took part in an international indexing project.  Here is an extract from the email I received today.

FamilySearch volunteers are amazing! On July 20th and 21st, FamilySearch indexers and arbitrators from around the world joined together to set an international record for the greatest number of indexing participants in a single day! We hoped to have an unprecedented 50,000 contributors in a 24 hour period. FamilySearch volunteers excelled, surpassing that goal by 16,511! That’s right—66,511 participants in one day! Incredible! We are grateful for the patience and persistence of many volunteers who faced technical difficulties due to an overwhelming response.
These generous indexers and arbitrators made a true difference. Each record and each name indexed and arbitrated matters. It only takes one to open the door to linking generations of families together. Without question, thousands of lives will be changed as a result of this day’s effort.
While the focus for this challenge was on the total number of participants, a tremendous amount of indexing and arbitration work was accomplished as well. Here are the results for the number of records indexed and arbitrated.