Getting Started

We have two different projects running on UKIndexer; the Indexer Project and the Headstone Project.

The Indexer Project is where the current transcription projects are listed, and you can volunteer to transcribe a batch of any of these listed projects. You can choose what type of record you'd like to transcribe and you can transcribe as much or as little as you'd like.

The Headstone Project is a photographic one. You can volunteer to photograph a whole cemetery or a part one. There is a list of all the current and completed cemeteries our volunteers have selected to photograph on the project homepage. Here you can register a church you are interested in photographing (Please do this before going out and photographing to make sure no one else also volunteers to photograph that cemetery). Once a church cemetery has been completely photographed, the project becomes available on the Indexer Project tab ready for transcription.


Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a batch take?

Each batch is expected to take around 30 minutes to complete. You do not need to do a whole batch in one go, when you open the tool again you can resume from the image you left off.

Do I need to save my work as I go?

As the Indexing and Arbitration tools are online, there is no need to save. As soon as you have entered the data and moved onto the next cell, that data will be immediately sent to our systems and securely saved.

Why can’t I access the old Indexing Project?

With the new redesign we have taken the decision to retire the old UKIndexer census checking project. The work you have submitted into it will be worked through by our team and put to use. We thank you for all your hard work over the years and hope you will enjoy having more varied projects to work on. All the credits you have earned have been carried over to the new tool.

How do I use my credits?

Go to the Account page and click on the credit number shown. This will take you to a page where you can redeem the credits.

Credits can be redeemed by clicking the 'Use Credits' link at the bottom of your homepage, this will open a pop up window. The subscriptions we offer to The Genealogist are listed. Vouchers can be used towards products from S&N Genealogy Supplies or to top up existing subscriptions. Once you have decided on the voucher / subscription you would like, choose it from the list and press the 'select' button. If you are ordering a subscription please enter the name of the subscription you would like. All rewards are set up / sent by a member of admin and can only be processed during normal office hours.

How do I become an arbitrator?

If you wish to become an arbitrator, and have consistently submitted high quality batches, please contact us to request this permission. The ability to arbitrate is given out at our discretion. We may occasionally contact some of the top indexers to invite them to participate as arbitrators.

I have completed a batch but haven't had any credits added to my account?

Credits are added to your account once the arbitration stage has been completed