Tuesday, August 19, 2014

FamilySearch: One Billion Images and Counting

Recently, the GenealogyInTime Magazine published an article about the status of FamilySearch’s digitizing efforts. The title gives a terse summary, but behind that one billion images are multiple billions of individual records, about 3.2 billion of which have been indexed for searching.

The article gives some of the history of FamilySearch (did you know that it has been providing access to genealogy records since 1938?) as well as a summary of the current effort to digitize their microfilm holdings and their continuing effort to digitize new material.

It is a very informative read. Find it at:  FamilySearch Reaches One Billion Images

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