Becoming a Record Rescuer

How you can make a difference with a Kindex Archive.

Become a Record Rescuer

Who deserves an archive? Everyone, we say. With Kindex, you can begin the work of rescuing records, knowing that you are adding a vital voice to history. By ensuring that family records are preserved, accessible, and searchable, you can do your part in rescuing history. You 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.

Archive Anything!

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


No Archive
Collaborator role only


Share & Index Publicly
Unlimited records
Unlimited Collaborators


$0/month with Kindex Rewards


Unlimited records
Unlimited collaborators


$5/month with Kindex Rewards

Choose Kindexer

  • 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

Need more information? Read on for a comprehensive plan comparison.

Kindex Plan Comparison



Personal Archive Yes No Yes Yes
Access archives as Guest or Collaborator Yes Yes Yes Yes
Price Free Free $5/month
(FREE w/ Kindex Rewards)
($5/month w/ Kindex Rewards)
Archive Privacy Private N/A Public Private
Search Engine Accessibility No N/A Yes
(transcribed pages only)
(title and description listed in public directory)
Custom subdomain Yes N/A Yes
Archive size up to 50 records N/A Unlimited records (JPG, PNG, PDF under 15MB)
Collaborators No collaborative tools N/A Unlimited
Add record metadata Yes N/A Yes
 Batch record metadata Yes N/A Yes
Batch record uploads Yes N/A Yes
Transcribe records Yes N/A Yes
Tag records Yes* N/A Yes
Crowdsourced transcription Yes N/A Yes
Print single record to PDF Yes N/A Yes
Search transcription and metadata N/A N/A Yes
Free support and training Yes Yes Yes
  Archive Roles & Permissions
Archive Owner An owner of a Freemium, 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 other Kindex Archives Yes
Access public Kindex archives as Guest Yes Yes Yes Yes
Search Archive Archive Owners As Guest or Collaborator Anyone Archive Owners & Collaborators
Transcribe Records Archive Owners As Guest or Collaborator Archive Owners, Collaborators, and Guests Archive Owners & Collaborators
Add records Archive Owners As Collaborator Archive Owners & Collaborators Owners & Collaborators
Delete records Archive Owners No Archive Owners Archive Owners
Download single records Archive Owners Yes Archive Owners, Collaborators, and Guests Owners & Collaborators
Download archive records and data in bulk Archive Owners No Archive Owners Archive Owners
Create public archive links to records Archive Owners N/A Archive Owners, Collaborators, and Guests Archive Owners & Collaborators