Some FamilySearch Stats

I had the distinct honor of attending a FamilySearch VIP Breakfast held here in the banquet hall at the NGS Conference this morning. Besides having a great breakfast, and getting to visit with both old friends and new, I got the latest data on some of the FamilySearch projects. Following are just a few numbers I found interesting:

  • FamilySearch currently has 3.2 billion searchable names on the website.
  • 429 Million names were indexed in 2012.
  • 222 digital cameras are currently operating worldwide, capturing images of genealogical documents.
  • Digitization of the records stored in the granite vault above Salt Lake City is now at 37% of the 31 billion images.

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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