The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) has more than 2 million rolls of microfilmed birth, death and census records stored in granite vaults in the Wasatch Mountains, 25 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. According to the Associated Press, the church has now announced plans to digitize and index that information and make in available on the Internet.
"The goal is to create (Internet-accessible) indexes to all the films we have in the vault. That's a long-term process and that's a lot of films," said Paul Nauta, manager of public affairs for the church's FamilySearch Web site. The date when the indexes will be available has not been announced.
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