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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Granite Mountain Genealogy Records Vault (LDS)

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Almost 50 years billions of pages of genealogical files have been stored in the LDS Church’s Granite Mountain Records Vault in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

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.

What would have taken more than 40 years if FamilySearch/LDS was to accomplish this task alone, a decade-long effort to convert microfilm rolls to digital files is underway at the huge underground storage facility (Granite Mountain), in a Joint Effort of FamilySearch, Ancestry, Find My Past and My Heritage will digitize, index and publish the records, making them available to the Public.

Eventually the vast majority of the collection will be available for online research
Note: this Link is not active as of 5 Feb 2014

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