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LDS Woman Set to Index 600,000 Names by Her 95th Birthday

by | Jan. 24, 2017

Mormon Life

What an amazing accomplishment. This is such a great reminder of how important family history is and how we can make it a priority in our lives. 

The children were reared, she was retired after years of working and all of a sudden there was time. What to do with it?

Lila Eddington found the perfect solution. She indexes. Every day for at least two hours she sits at her computer in her comfortable Logan home and adds bits of genealogical data to the growing collection that has helped countless people find out more about their ancestors.

Indexing allows volunteers to make names and other information stored as images of records into a searchable database.

Lila is 94 now and counting. Before she turns 95 on Feb. 23, she hopes to have reached a personal goal of having indexed 600,000 pieces of information.

Lead image from the Deseret News
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