Its that time of year again -- when Ancestry.com invited genea-bloggers to visit the data center and corporate headquarters.
At first blush, Ancestry's high security facility data center has visibly grown since last year. The financial commitment to a seamless, uninterrupted user experience are found in redundancy systems, 3 backup generators.
Who's else is here?
Lisa Louise Cooke
Digitizing in progress
We just got back from touring the digitizing lab here in Provo, Utah. we saw a portion of the 700 English post 1858 will books being scanned. Kew had planned to throw the books out. The books were cut open, so each side could be double-side scanned in a matter of seconds.
BEST argument for off-shore indexing
Chinese indexers must know 2200 characters to read their newspaper, so training them to read 26 characters isn't a stretch. And as Thomas MacEntee points out, the price point for Ancestry.com membership would be prohibitive if Ancestry paid for domestic US indexers.
Happy family tree climbing!
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