Family Search, the genealogical records arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has posted on their website an article about their plan to digitize the 3.5 billion images on the 2.4 million microfilm reels in their collection. The reel masters are stored in the Granite Mountain Records Vault in the mountains above Salt Lake City. The Granite Mountain facility has been shrouded in secrecy. Though copies of the films are readily available for researchers at the Family History Library and at the over 4,600 Family History Centers in more than 80 countries around the world, few researchers have seen the Granite Mountain Facility.
One of the highlights of the keynote address FamilySearch President Jay L. Verkler’s keynote address at the 2010 NGS Conference in Salt Lake City was the presentation of a film that takes you inside Granite Mountain. This film is now available, in two parts.
The Granite Mountain Vault — Part 1
The Granite Mountain Vault — Part 2