Friday, April 20, 2018

What Happened to the 2017 Innovation Showcase Winners? - Part 5

Part 5 of a 5-part series

Last, but not least, the People’s Choice award went to:

Quoting the news release:

People’s Choice ($25,000 cash and AWS credits), Kindex, an app designed to help users create searchable, shareable archives of family letters and other documents using tags to help users easily locate information.

Kindex was one of the 2016 RootsTech Innovator Showdown semi-finalists. After much effort and perseverance, the company increased their capabilities and were selected as the 2017 People’s Choice. Indexing software that lets families archive and index their collections of family records. These include journals, letters, video and audio collections.

Kindex had a great booth at RootsTech 2018, and announced a major update to their archival software. Here is a video explaining the update:

And just this month, Kindex announced new archival plan pricing.

While at RootsTech, I was able to meet with Laura Anderson, Senior Historian at the LDS Church History Library. She explained how she was able to leverage the power of Kindex to provide a platform for organizing and gathering the records of the Mormon Battalion. To view these records, or to volunteer to index, visit and click Request Access

There are a number of featured archives, all require a free Kindex account. There are a number of  public and private archives maintained by families, organizations, and societies available. 

Until I actually looked at some of the archives it did not occur to me to use Kindex to archive photos. Of course, it seemed like a great option for journals and written records, but the photo option escaped me. Take a look at the Archives and see for yourself.

For more information see their blog at

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