LDS-Owned Granite Mountain Records Vault Is Moving Genealogy Files To Digital

Posted by admin on May 1, 2010

The Granite Mountain Records Vault is holding more than microfilm these days.

A massive, decade-long effort to convert microfilm rolls to digital files is underway at the huge underground storage facility owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The project is part of the church’s genealogical work and is an attempt to further preserve and disseminate genealogical records, said Jay Verkler, president and CEO of FamilySearch, the genealogy arm of the LDS Church.

Under the old system of scanning microfilm, digitizing the 3.5 billion images stored in the vault would have taken more than 100 years, so FamilySearch worked with technology providers to create a new way of scanning.

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