I recently had a chance to sit with David Rencher, Chief Genealogical Officer of FamilySearch. We were at the annual conference of the National Genealogical Society, held in Charleston, SC. You can listen to our conversation now by clicking on the link below.
David talked about a number of topics of interest to genealogists, including:
- David's work making sure the products and services from FamilySearch meet the needs of genealogists around the world
- More than 800 million records were added to the FamilySearch.org web site in recent months, all free of charge
- The indexes were created by more than 300,000 indexing volunteers, most of whom are knowledgeable about the areas being indexed
- Motivating youngsters to help index names
- Civil War data being added online now and in the near future
- Indexing Irish tithe records to be added in the near future if more volunteers with Irish expertise will join in
- The RootsTech conference to be held in Salt Lake City in February, 2012
You can listen to our conversation now on your computer or download it and copy it to an MP3 music player for later listening at your leisure.
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