10 New Digital Images of Historic Documents Created Every Second

March 19, 2012

Indexing Projects Added for Paraguay, Panama, Bolivia, and Slovakia!

Note, this indexing update was sent out in error as a Record Collection Update on March 19, 2012. Please replace it with this indexing update.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Since 2006, FamilySearch has dramatically improved its ability to scan and convert microfilmed records into digital images.  In addition, more than 185 digital camera crews are now at work throughout the world, capturing images six days a week. Between microfilm digital conversions and new field captures, FamilySearch now creates an average of 10 new digital images every second of every day and publishes them at familysearch.org within a matter of weeks.  All those new digital images means there’s a dramatic increase in the need for online volunteer indexers and arbitrators!

In the last month, projects from Paraguay, Panama, and Bolivia have been added as new indexing projects. This is the first time projects from these countries have been available for indexing. See the lists below for the newest additions and status of other projects.

You and your family, friends, and colleagues can help make the world’s historical records searchable online. Your volunteer contribution will help others discover the joy of finding their own ancestors. Visit https://indexing.familysearch.org to learn more about FamilySearch indexing and download the free software.

Current and Completed Projects

To view a list of currently available indexing projects, along with their record language and completion percentage, visit the FamilySearch indexing updates page. To learn more about individual projects view the FamilySearch projects page.

New Projects Added


Recently Completed Projects

(Note: Recently completed projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process. They will be published at familysearch.org in the near future.)


About FamilySearch
FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 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. 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.

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