Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Update on FamilySearch partnerships

In the last few days, FamilySearch have announced major collaborations with Ancestry and FindmyPast. See FamilySearch teams up with British partners and FamilySearch and Ancestry announce partnership over US census records .

A news release today gives more information as to the collaborations.

Approximately 46.3 million new records and 1.2 million new images are now available on the Record Search pilot at This brings the total number of names available on the test site to 467,180,871. Two new Records Access projects (1841 & 1861 England Census collections) were published with links to images on This is important because it tests the pilot search engine’s capacity to ingest third party indexes and link to images hosted on affiliates’ sites. Such functionality enables FamilySearch to better fulfill its goal to increase access to more genealogical records faster for its users and members. Recent Records Access news announcements can be found at

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