Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Ron Tanner interviewed

Dear Ancestry Insider,

If it seems helpful to your readers, they can use this link to click-to-listen to an audio interview with Ron Tanner, product manager for the New FamilySearch program.  It appears now on The Cricket and Seagull Fireside Chat podcast, and will run later this week on and online.

I hope you find it useful.  Best to you in your work,
Steven Kapp Perry
Host of The Cricket and Seagull Fireside Chat podcast at:

UPDATE from the Insider:

I love Ron Tanner. He's got a great radio voice; excellent for podcasts. Among the interesting facts you'll hear during this podcast:

  • New FamilySearch contains information on 90 million people
  • It requires 650 servers
  • It contains 1.4 billion records
  • That is 20 terabytes of information (1 terabyte is the equivalent of about 4000 DVD movies)
  • The Record Search pipeline adds one terabyte of information every week
  • Several hundred thousand volunteers are currently indexing
  • Indexers are completing about a million records a day

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