The people at FamilySearch are very busy helping us with our Family History. We like to share up to date facts about the FamilySearch web sites and were very pleased when FamilySearch shared the following information with us this week. Aren’t these amazing numbers! – and new collections are being added so often!
1. # of searchable names from original source records in FamilySearch.org’s Historical Records Collections: Over 2.3 billion
2. There are 707 historic record collections at FamilySearch.org
3. # of browsable digital images at FamilySearch.org: 312 million
4. # of hits on FamilySearch.org: Over 10 million hits per day.
5. FamilySearch Indexing is the largest community-based transcription initiative in the world.
· Over 125, 000 active (index at least oneproject/year) volunteer indexers.
· Indexing 400,000 arbitrated names per day.
· Over 500 million names indexed since the application was launched in 2005.
· Publishing over 200 million indexed names per year now (double entered, arbitrated).
· Over 100 current projects. New projects added weekly. See the current lists of projects at Indexing.FamilySearch.org.
· Search completed indexes and un-indexed images at FamilySearch.org.
· Indexing program is available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish with more language interfaces and international projects coming.
· Greatest need is for native language indexers for international projects.
· Many partners—historical societies, state, national, and religious archives—use it to improve access to or accuracy of their indexes.
6. 2.4 million rolls of microfilm
7. FamilySearch is producing over 160 million new digital images a year from original source documents.
a. 100 million digital images a year created through microfilm conversion
b. 60 million new digital images produced a year from new field captures.
8. 15 high speed scanners are dedicated to converting existing films. Time to complete the digitization of the film collection is projected at 6 years.
9. 185 camera teams currently filming records in 45 countries (new field captures). Most are digital cameras.
10. Search digital images and indexes at FamilySearch.org. Millions added weekly.
11. 4,600 Family History Centers in 126 countries
12. Scanning digital books in cooperation with select public libraries.
a. Over 65,000 scanned titles to-date.
b. These collections will be added to FamilySearch.org in the future. Some are available now at FamilySearch.org under the link Books. See Labs.familysearch.org to try a new interface.
Thank you to FamilySearch for sharing this information with us!