Friday, March 23, 2012

FamilySearch Records Update 19 Mar 2012

(NSGS News Editor: Below are excerpts from a press release that was recently posted on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. Links are provided to allow access to the complete article.)

The following information is from Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at http://www.eogn.com. (Published 19 March 2012)

FamilySearch Records Update 19 Mar 2012

The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:

19 March 2012

10 New Digital Images of Historic Documents Created Every Second

Indexing Projects Added for Paraguay, Panama, Bolivia, and Slovakia!

Since 2006, FamilySearch has dramatically improved its ability to scan and convert microfilmed records into digital images. In addition, more than 185 digital camera crews are now at work throughout the world, capturing images six days a week. Between microfilm digital conversions and new field captures, FamilySearch now creates an average of 10 new digital images every second of every day and publishes them at http://www.familysearch.org within a matter of weeks. All those new digital images means there’s a dramatic increase in the need for online volunteer indexers and arbitrators!
In the last month, projects from Paraguay, Panama, Bolivia, and Slovakia have been added as new indexing projects. This is the first time projects from these countries have been available for indexing. See the lists below for the newest additions and status of other projects.

You and your family, friends, and colleagues can help make the world’s historical records searchable online. Visit https://indexing.familysearch.org to learn more about FamilySearch indexing and download the free software. Your volunteer contribution will help others discover the joy of finding their own ancestors.

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