Where and what is this?
1. In 1894, the Genealogical Society of Utah (now FamilySearch) started
its library with a collection of______books. FamilySearch now has
over 453,000 digital books and 4.84 billion searchable records.
2. In 1896, the Genealogical Society of Utah (now FamilySearch) charged an entrance fee of _____ per day for library access. You can now search over 7.5 billion names for free!
3. In 1934, the Genealogical Society of Utah had nearly ______life members and hundreds of additional annual members. Today, there more than 13.7 million registered FamilySearch.org users!
4. In 1963, patrons could check out _____ rolls of microfilm at a time for research. Now you can search billions of records published online from your home computer or mobile device.
5. Microfilming began in ______with one camera and the aid and experience of Ernst Koehler, a native of Germany. Now there are over 300 cameras digitally preserving records around the world.
6. In _______, the first oral genealogy interviews were conducted in Samoa. Today, users of the Family Tree app around the world can record their own audio memories and save them to their family trees.
January 2018, Four years and counting:
The newest family history facility in the Church might be regarded as a combination FamilySearch Center and a haven of technical talent for the Family History Department.
The FamilySearch Building in Lehi, a four-story complex at Thanksgiving Point, was dedicated January 18 by Elder Bradley D. Foster, General Authority Seventy and Executive Director of the Family History Department.
The “public face” of the building is the 8,000-square-foot Lehi FamilySearch Center, serving 28 local stakes of the Church, said Stephen T. Rockwood, president and CEO of the Church’s FamilySearch International. But it also includes office space for employees of FamilySearch and the Family History Department.