FamilySearch Completes Microfilm Digitization

In a September 21, 2021 press release, announced the completion of the digitization of millions of microfilm records from all over the globe containing information on more than 11.5 billion individuals. According to the release: “We hope that all those who contributed to this milestone in the last 80 years feel a sense of humble accomplishment today,” said Steve Rockwood, the CEO of FamilySearch International. “And we hope the millions of individuals who will discover, gather, and connect generation upon generation of their family members for years to come because of these efforts will have a deep sense of gratitude for the many unheralded contributors who made those discoveries pos-sible.”Over 200 countries and principalities and more than 100 languages are represented in the digitized documents. Completion of the proj-ect makes it much easier for individuals to make more personal and family discoveries. To explore FamilySearch’s free collections of indexed records and images, go to and search both “Records” and “Images”. The Images feature enables users to peruse digitized im-ages from the microfilm collection and more. A free FamilySearch account will be required to access the service.

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