Accessing Offline Records

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As the world's largest and fastest growing family history research firm, is often asked what is the key to our success. Our reply commonly includes one or both of the following facts:

1. is not limited to the resources of any one archive, such as the Family History Library, but instead we can access most of the world's archives and repositories through our over 1,000 professional genealogists and researchers.

2. is able to access the over 90% of family history records that are not yet online. This second response sometimes results in some skepticism from others. 

As this graphic points out, FamilySearch estimates that 93% to 94% of the records needed for family history research are still not online. FamilySearch points out that they have preserved 5.3 billion records. However, they freely admit that an additional 70 billion records still need to be preserved. In other words, only 6% of records have been preserved so far. Plus, FamilySearch points out that it will take 200 to 300 years to index online just the 5 billion records they have already preserved.

In addition, FamilySearch has determined that only 1 billion of the 28 billion (3.5%) people who have lived on the earth have been identified and their information linked online. In other words, 96.5% of the world's population still needs to have their family history recorded. Talk about job security!

No other firm is as ideally suited to access the world's records as No other research firm has anywhere close to the number of professional researchers that has. So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today to get your free quote and see how we can work together to bring your past to life.

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May 8, 2015
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