The Future of Family History Technology 1880 U.S. Census Index Index only CD-ROM (56 disks) 50 million

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  • The Future of Family History Technology Challenges, Opportunities, and Data Sets

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  • A trip to the ancestral homeland Microfilm @ FHC

    Images online and searchable

    “Ready when you are”

    Convenience of Records Access

  • Patricians and prominents

    Compiled genealogies

    Ancestral File, World Family Tree,

    etc.

    “Ready when you are”

    Availability of Research Conclusions

  • W. Danny Hillis, The Pattern in the Stone

  • 1880 U.S. Census Index Index only CD-ROM (56 disks) 50 million records 17 years to complete 11.5 million hours of work ??? Volunteers $49

    Name, age, sex, race, marital status, occupation, relationship to head of household, birthplace, father’s birthplace, mother’s birthplace

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    1940 U.S. Census Index Index and Images World Wide Web 132 million records 140 days to complete 4.5 million hours of work 160K volunteers $0

    Name, age, sex, race, marital status, relationship to head of household, birthplace, residence in 1935

    The Costs of Indexing

  • W. Danny Hillis, The Pattern in the Stone

    Slide 1 Convenience of Records Access Slide 3 Slide 4 Slide 5 Slide 6 Slide 7 The Costs of Indexing Slide 9 Slide 10 Slide 11 Slide 12 Slide 13 Slide 14 Slide 15 Slide 16