Panel 1: FamilySearch Records Preservation & Access Sat, 16 Feb 2019 10:20am (15m) (global) - Rob Jackson, FamilySearch

FamilySearch would like to present on the digitization initiative currently going on at the Hawaii State Archives including the free record services we can provide to other archives, libraries, and museums.

Image Capture
Obtaining a preservation quality image is often the most costly and time-consuming step for records custodians. Microfilm has been the standard, but digital is emerging. Whether you opt to do it yourself or use one of our worldwide camera teams, FamilySearch can help.

Digital Conversion
For those records custodians who already have a substantial collection of microfilm, FamilySearch can help digitize those images and even provide digital image storage.

Preservation copies of microfilm, microfiche, and digital records from over 100 countries and spanning hundreds of years are safely stored in the Granite Mountain Records Vault—a long-term storage facility designed for preservation. FamilySearch can help.

Online Indexing
Once an image is digitized, key data needs to be transcribed in order to produce a searchable index that patrons around the world can access. Our online indexing application harnesses volunteers from around the world to quickly and accurately create indexes. FamilySearch can help.

Online Access
Whether your goal is to make your records freely available to the public or to help supplement your budget needs, FamilySearch can help you get your records online. To minimize your costs and increase access for your users, we can host your indexes and records on, or we can provide tools and expertise that enable you to create your own hosted access.

Robert Jackson (Hawaii Area Manager at FamilySearch International) Salt Lake City, Utah

Rob Jackson joined FamilySearch in 2006 and currently works as a field relations manager. He develops new service accounts for partners and clients in the western US. Prior to FamilySearch, he worked in the software development and consulting services industry as an associate with Booz Allen Hamilton. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from BYU, and a Master’s degree in Computer Science. His genealogical research interests include records from Denmark and Sweden. He and his wife Kris have 4 children, 1 granddaughter and another on the way. Rob owns and operates a century year old family ranch in Utah. He is currently a Board Member of the BYU Management Society and a strong supporter of the Marriott School of Management. Aloha!

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