All genealogists benefit from it, but very few have ever visited the Granite Mountain Records Vault where 2.4 million rolls of microfilm are preserved. Thanks to new videos from FamilySearch, you can now tour the vault from your home.
After viewing these videos I was energized about the work FamilySearch is doing to preserve our ancestors' records. In under ten years they expect to have the microfilm digitized and available for researchers. Many of the records are already available here.
In this first video, you'll take a look behind the vault doors where 1) microfilm masters are preserved, 2) duplicates are created and shipped around the world, 3) microfilm is converted to digital images, and 4) digital images are preserved and upgraded as technology changes.
Click here for part 1.
In part two FamilySearch shows the microfilm-to-dital-media process and explains how they face major challenges in the conversion.
Click here for part 2.
In 2004 a cyclone struck the island of Niue, destroying all vital records. Part three shows how FamilySearch's efforts before the storm saved this town's history.
Click here for part 3.
For more information and pictures, click here.