[28/05/2007] A database that reunites the family history of all of humanity. This is the objective of the Genealogical Society of Utah, created in 1894 by the Church of Latter Day Saints, that is to say, the Mormons. With this goal they have microfilmed and now are digitalizing archival documents of 120 Spanish municipalities and 21 Catholic dioceses.
Registers, censuses, baptism and death certificates, writings... All those documents that contribute genealogical information and were written before 1924, something that does not conflict with the Law of Information Protection, according to Jesús Sánchez, responsible for the Society for the Iberian Peninsula. With it, they try to reconstruct the genealogical tree to be able to offer ancestors the keys to “another world.”
“In 2012 we want all of the documents that we have to be in digital format,” says Sánchez. Once the archives are digitalized, they go in the web familysearch.og, through which, if the files are available, anyone can access them and reconstruct their genealogical tree.
Source: El País