FamilySearch Completes Digitizing 2.4 Million rolls of Microfilm #announcements #records

Jan Meisels Allen


FamilySearch has completed digitizing 2.4 million rolls of microfilm which contains information on more than 11.5 billion individuals.  It is available for free on ( Over 200 countries and principalities and more than 100 languages are included in the digitized documents. All types of genealogically significant records are included—censuses, births, marriages, deaths, probate, Church, immigration, and more.


Explore FamilySearch’s free collections of indexed records and images by going to ( , then search both “Records” and “Images.” The Images feature will let you browse digitized images from the microfilm collection and more. You will need a FamilySearch account to access digitized records—but don’t worry, signing up is completely free!


In 1998, FamilySearch began digitizing its microfilm collection—a project that, at the time, was anticipated to take over 50 years to complete. However, advances in technology cut the estimated time to completion by nearly 30 years.


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Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee