Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Where can you see 1,000,000 photos?

We Hit One Million Photos!

Since we launched the enhanced in April, we have seen a tremendous amount of interest in our photos and stories features.  We are pleased (excited! ecstatic!) to announce a major milestone—as of this week, more than one million photos have been uploaded to the site.
“With the help of our users, we are creating the world’s largest, free collection of family history photos,” said Tim Cross, senior product manager of FamilySearch Photos and Stories. “We see this as a major achievement toward preserving, sharing, and uniquely identifying family history memories for people from all over the world.”
All photos uploaded to FamilySearch Photos and Stories will be preserved forever in our state-of-the-art archive facilities. The tags identifying the people in the photos will be preserved as well, so descendants will have a permanent, central location to find and access these precious ancestral photos.
To discover any photos and stories already submitted of your ancestors, simply visit the FamilySearch Photos and Stories page and click on the blue “Find photos of your ancestors” button (you will be prompted to log in).
UPDATE: Here is the one millionth photo!
FamilySearch Millionth Photo

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