12 September 2009

132 Libraries of Congress

"To our knowledge, there is no company that does the level of vital records preservation that FamilySearch does," said Brother Nauta. "The records FamilySearch contains currently, when digitized, would equal 132 Libraries of Congress or 18 petabytes of data---and that doesn't include our ongoing acquisition efforts."

What! 132 Libraries of Congress! I looked it up: 18 petabytes is 18,000 Terabytes! This is really an amazing work the LDS Church's Family History Department is engaged in:

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