2008
FamilySearch to Put Part of National Archives Online
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“FamilySearch to Put Part of National Archives Online,” Ensign, Feb. 2008, 80

FamilySearch to Put Part of National Archives Online

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) of the United States and FamilySearch announced a major program that will digitize, index, and place major segments of NARA’s vast records collection online in the coming years.

FamilySearch will photograph records with specialized digital cameras five days a week at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and will expand to additional regional facilities at a later date.

The records will include court, military, land, and other government documents that date from as early as 1754 to as late as the 1990s. FamilySearch intends to do all 1.28 million files during the coming years and will make the indexes available without charge on the FamilySearch Web site or at the National Archives and its regional centers.