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300 Million Names and New Tools Help Genealogists

Salt Lake City, Utah—FamilySearch International announced today that it has posted an additional 300 million names to its huge family history database. The names come from extracted original sources and include many collections that have never before been available online. The move bolsters FamilySearch's earlier announcements regarding ongoing efforts to digitize the billions of genealogical records stored in its Granite Mountain Records Vault near Salt Lake City, Utah.

The names can be found on the beta.familysearch.org Web site. That site and several other online tools and resources, can be accessed at labs.familysearch.org.

FamilySearch intends to migrate these resources to its main FamilySearch.org Web site later this year.


Paul Nauta

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 4,500 family history centers in 70 countries, including the renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.