FamilySearch.org Kicks Off 2011 with Addition of 90 Million New Records To Search

Hi Everyone!

The records just keep adding up at an incredibly fast pace at FamilySearch.org.  I just saw a post on the Dick Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter at www.eogn.com dated January 26, 2011. 

90 million new records have been added to the FamilySearch databases in January 2011.  If you do the math, that might potentially mean that  up to 1 Billion new records could be added in 2011!  WOW!  That is amazing!

Those records don’t just appear out of thin air.  They are created by volunteers that give of their time to index the massive amount of records that exist through the FamilySearch Indexing Project.  Consider being a volunteer and add some records yourself to this project.  It is not hard to do.  It is rewarding.  Plus, it becomes addictive!

Take a look at the full blog entry by Dick Eastman describing this event and also what is included in this newly added data.

You can fully read the story at:

90,000,000 New Records Added to FamilySearch.org

Consider helping out with this great project that benefits all genealogists.  You won’t regret it!

Visit FamilySearch at www.familysearch.org to search for data as well as to sign up and volunteer to begin indexing data.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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