Wednesday, January 25, 2012

FamilySearch Posts Big Numbers


Earlier this month FamilySearch issued a Records Update with some pretty impressive numbers.

FamilySearch has recently surpassed 1,000 record collections and 2.5 billion searchable names. As for number of images, it looks like they will surpass a half billion images by the time they make their next update.

A quick review of available collections shows that the all important manuscript record types, census, church, and civil vital records, form the bulk of FamilySearch collections.


  1. It's noteworthy that FamilySearch is focusing not only on numbers but on quality content. It should bring users back over and over again.

  2. Any idea why the number of collections continues to read 1000, when there are actually by my count 1032 as of 1/25?

  3. Jehovah’s Witnesses Obituaries Online Archive. Obituary in the Newspaper in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, New York, California and Texas. Death Notices and funeral information for Witnesses, Friends in Bedford, Mitchell, Bloomington, Washington, Seymour, Evansville & Indianapolis.


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