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Company Overview

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

FamilySearch.org—Facts and Statistics

Launch date 24 May 1999
Number of names in searchable databases Over 3.5 billion
Number of historic records published online each month Over 35 million
Number of digital images published online each month from original source documents Over 33 million
Number of searchable historic record collections online 1,363
Number of indexed names published per year Over 200 million
Number of visits per day Over 10 million
Number of visitors per day Over 85,000
Number of pages viewed per day Over 5 million
Page views since launch Over 16.6 billion
Visits since launch 712 million
Visitors since launch 308 million
Number of online indexing volunteers Over 200,000
Number of registered users Over 1 million
Number of family history centers 4,600 in 126 countries
Number of digital books Over 60,000

FamilySearch has 6.875 billion historic records on microfilm that are being digitized and eventually indexed. These records contain an estimated 20.6 billion names.

FamilySearch has over 200 digital record preservation camera teams in 45 countries who produce more than 100 million new digital images for free online publication each year.

The FamilySearch Indexing program is available in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish with more language interfaces and international projects coming.