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“From Archival Priorities to Record Hints: How FamilySearch Produces Billions of Searchable Records”

David Ouimette

Categories: LDS, IR

Talk Abstract:
This presentation will show how FamilySearch prioritizes and digitizes the records in the archives of the world and in the Granite Mountain Records Vault for online publication. It will review content strategy, camera capture, waypointing, indexing, and search capabilities, with an update on digital capture throughout the world.

Speaker Bio:
David Ouimette, CG, CGL, manages Content Strategy at FamilySearch, prioritizing records for digitization and publication. He has conducted archival research in dozens of countries across all continents. He lectures at national genealogical conferences and institutes, serves as a trustee of the Board of Certification of Genealogists, and authored Finding Your Irish Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide. He has degrees in Mathematics from BYU and his webpage is https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/User:OuimetteDS .

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