Becoming a Record RescuerHow you can make a difference with a Kindex Archive.
Become a Record Rescuer
Who deserves an archive? Everyone, we say. Do your part in rescuing history by making your records accessible, and searchable on Kindex. Your records are at risk—will you be the one to rescue them?
Create Private, Collaborative Archives
Our Closet Archives create a private network of family, friends or researchers that have collaborative access to your archive records. Gather, transcribe, and work together to create a searchable archive that will become a treasured destination. Unlike some family tree and storage databases, we allow families and societies to protect their family records against unwanted access and sharing.
Reduce the Risk of Lost or Damaged Records
It is the nature of records to be lost, damaged, or thrown away. Minimize that risk by reuniting scattered records and inviting others to gather and add their records to your archive. By creating a central archive, you create opportunties for everyone to discover new records.
Transcribe Once, Search Forever
Our built-in transcription tool sets us apart from almost every other family history or record storage database. Index your letters, journals, diaries, and other family records on an archive that not only enables transcription, but features tools to download or print your transcriptions. With Kindex, you can add transcriptions and descriptions “on the fly” while browsing records.
Share the Love (and the Work)
Family history was not meant to be done in a “silo”. Our collaborative tools help archive owners build a network of helpers to assist with the often-overwhelming work of gathering, organizing, and transcribing records. For family members who are less enthusiastic about genealogy, a family archive is a great place to grow their interest. For societies, a Kindex archive enables them to create accessible, searchable collections while also creating opportunities for their members to contribute transcription work.
Kindex isn’t just for family history. From childrens’ artwork projects to bills to business records, Kindex solves record problems of all shapes and sizes by minimizing clutter and organizing records of all types. Whether you have collaborative research project or simply want throw away all the greeting cards you’ve saved over the years, Kindex gives you the freedom to minimize and simplify the problems that come from too many records.
Ready to start rescuing? Select a plan below to get started.
Which Plan Should I Choose?
Help index public archives
Collaborate with public & private archive owners
Collaborator role only
CLOUD PUBLIC ARCHIVE
Share & Index Publicly
$0/month with Kindex Rewards
CLOSET PRIVATE ARCHIVE
$5/month with Kindex Rewards
- If you are a Collaborator on another Kindex archive and do not want to be an archive owner.
- If you want to access other public Kindex archives as a guest and do not want to be an archive owner
- If you want to deactivate your current archive and reactivate it at a later time
- If you are not ready to upgrade to a Cloud or Closet archive but want keep your Kindex account active
Choose a Cloud Archive
- If you want your archive to be accessible to crowdsourced indexers and researchers
- If you want your archive to be discoverable through search engines
- If you want a free archive with Kindex Rewards (index 20 or more records a month; first month’s payment required)
Choose a Closet Archive
- If you want a private archive with invite-only access
- If you do not want your archive discoverable through search engines
- If you want to make information in records pertaining to living individuals private
Kindex Plan Comparison
|KINDEXER||CLOUD ARCHIVE||CLOSET ARCHIVE||KINDEX PRO
|Access other archives||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
(FREE w/ Rewards)
($5/month w/ Rewards)
|Archive privacy||N/A||Public||Private||Public or Private|
|Search Engine Accessibility||N/A||Yes
(transcribed pages only)
|No||Depends on privacy setting|
|Multiple archive owners||N/A||No||No||Yes|
|Archive and record size||N/A||Unlimited records (JPG, PNG, PDF under 15MB)||Unlimited records (JPG, PNG, PDF under 25MB)|
|Spreadsheet data upload||N/A||No||No||Yes|
|Spreadsheet data download||N/A||Yes|
|Add record metadata||N/A||Yes|
|Batch record metadata||N/A||Yes|
|Batch record uploads||N/A||Yes|
|Print single record to PDF||N/A||Yes|
|Search transcription and metadata||N/A||Yes|
|Free support and training||Yes||Yes|
|Archive Roles & Permissions|
|Owner||An owner of a Cloud or Closet Archive|
|Collaborator||Any Kindex user invited to collaborate on another Kindex archive|
|Guest||Any Kindex user accessing a public Kindex archive|
|Collaborate on public private or Kindex Archives||Yes
|Access public Kindex archives as Guest||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Search Archive||As Guest or Collaborator||Anyone||Owners & Collaborators||Owners & Collaborators|
|Transcribe Records||As Guest or Collaborator||Owners, Collaborators, and Guests||Owners & Collaborators||Owners & Collaborators|
|Add records||As Collaborator||Owners & Collaborators||Owners & Collaborators||Owners & Collaborators|
|Download single records||Yes||Owners, Collaborators, and Guests||Owners & Collaborators||Owners & Collaborators|
|Download archive records and data in bulk||No||Owners||Owners||Owners|
|Create public archive links to records||N/A||Owners, Collaborators, and Guests||Owners & Collaborators||Owners & Collaborators|