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FamilySearch Indexing
12 September 2005 16:04

Last week at the 2005 Conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), the LDS Church announced (Deseret News Article) that it is currently underway in a project to digitize and index its entire collection of over 2 million genealogical microfilms, eventually making the content of those films online via the Internet.

I don't know about you, but online access to all those microfilms makes my heart beat a bit faster

To extract and index the information, the church will be using a volunteer-driven process somewhat akin to what I hoped for in this post earlier this year. Users will be able to use a Java program through their web browsers to extract information from digitized microfilm images.

Another article describes the process with a bit more detail.

If you're interested in participating, visit FamilySearch Indexing. More people working on this means more information available sooner (hopefully!).


On 04 April 2007 23:05 Kate wrote:
Hi- I use Linux at home, and signed up to help with the FamilySearch Indexing, and it worked for one day, do you know of any reason why it doesn't work now? I emailed the help desk there, and of course they say they don't support Linux. Any ideas? Thanks!

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