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2 “The Lord has guided the development of information technology and accelerated its role in work for the dead, and will continue to do so. However, we stand only on the threshold of what we can do with these tools. I feel that our most enthusiastic projections can capture only a tiny glimpse of how these tools can help us - and of the eternal consequences of these efforts.” -President Howard W. Hunter, 100th anniversary of the Genealogical Society of Utah

3 ‘70 ‘84 ‘90 ‘93 ’99 ’01 ‘05 ‘11 Past Century

4 Family History ‘70 ‘84 ‘90 ‘93 ’99 ’01 ‘05 ‘11 TIB microfilm IGI PAF Granite Vault Family Search Temple Ready familysearch.org GIANT ( Genealogical Indexing And Name Tabulation) Fuzzy Matching, search with name variants, locality Gedcom new.familysearch Online access/search of digital records Linkage match/merge Genealogical websites share/edit Large scale Scanning/Indexing Social Networks/Col laboration AI/Researc h Guidance

5 Family History Technology PCs ‘70 ‘84 ‘90 ‘93 ’99 ’01 ‘05 ‘11 TIB microfilm IGI PAF Granite Vault Family Search Temple Ready familysearch.org GIANT ( Genealogical Indexing And Name Tabulation) Fuzzy Matching, search with name variants, locality Gedcom First Electronic Computer Disk Drives WWW new.familysearch Online access/search of digital records Linkage match/merge Genealogical websites share/edit Large scale Scanning/Indexing Social Networks/Col laboration AI/Researc h Guidance Digital Cameras Cellphones Wireless PDAs

6 Family History Technology PCs ‘70 ‘84 ‘90 ‘93 ’99 ’01 ‘05 ‘11 TIB microfilm IGI PAF Granite Vault Family Search Temple Ready familysearch.org GIANT ( Genealogical Indexing And Name Tabulation) Fuzzy Matching, search with name variants, locality Gedcom First Electronic Computer Disk Drives WWW new.familysearch Online access/search of digital records Linkage match/merge Genealogical websites share/edit Large scale Scanning/Indexing Social Networks/Col laboration AI/Researc h Guidance Digital Cameras capacity cost Cellphones Wireless PDAs

7 Family History Technology PCs ‘70 ‘84 ‘90 ‘93 ’99 ’01 ‘05 ‘11 TIB microfilm IGI PAF Granite Vault Family Search Temple Ready familysearch.org GIANT ( Genealogical Indexing And Name Tabulation) Fuzzy Matching, search with name variants, locality Gedcom First Electronic Computer Disk Drives WWW new.familysearch Online access/search of digital records Linkage match/merge Genealogical websites share/edit Large scale Scanning/Indexing Social Networks/Col laboration AI/Researc h Guidance Digital Cameras capacity cost Cellphones Wireless PDAs

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10 Find our how you are related to your friends and many other famous people, leaders, kings, queens, etc.

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12 14-generation pedigree on 1 page

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14 * Ty Davies, Jake Gehring Film in Searchable Text Out

15 What’s inside the box? What processing steps have to happen in between? ?

16 Scan Crop Enhance Zone Label OCR Text/ Bitmaps Text/ Bitmaps Database Intelligent Browsing Visual Index/Search by Zone, Label, ROI Intelligent Browsing Visual Index/Search by Zone, Label, ROI Full Text Index/ Search Full Text Index/ Search Index/ Search by Word ROI Pattern Index/ Search by Word ROI Pattern Binarize Register Waypointing Intelligent Indexing

17 Scan Crop Enhance Zone Label OCR Text/ Bitmaps Text/ Bitmaps Database Full Text Index/ Search Full Text Index/ Search Index/ Search by Word ROI Pattern Index/ Search by Word ROI Pattern Binarize Register Waypointing Intelligent Indexing Intelligent Browsing Visual Index/Search by Zone, Label, ROI Intelligent Browsing Visual Index/Search by Zone, Label, ROI

18 2.5 Million rolls of microfilm ~ 1300 images per roll Up to 25 Megabytes per image 1300 x 25,000,000 x 2,500,000 = Petabytes = Petabytes

19 Crop Enhance Zone Label OCR Text/ Bitmaps Text/ Bitmaps Database Full Text Index/ Search Full Text Index/ Search Index/ Search by Word ROI Pattern Index/ Search by Word ROI Pattern Binarize Register Waypointing Scan Intelligent Indexing Intelligent Browsing Visual Index/Search by Zone, Label, ROI Intelligent Browsing Visual Index/Search by Zone, Label, ROI

20 Scan continuously in Ribbons Crop in batch, exploit consensus

21 Enhance Zone Label OCR Text/ Bitmaps Text/ Bitmaps Database Full Text Index/ Search Full Text Index/ Search Index/ Search by Word ROI Pattern Index/ Search by Word ROI Pattern Binarize Register Waypointing Scan Crop Intelligent Indexing Intelligent Browsing Visual Index/Search by Zone, Label, ROI Intelligent Browsing Visual Index/Search by Zone, Label, ROI

22 (Left) Original scanned record (Right) After Enhancement

23 (Left) Original scanned record (Right) After thresholding for Bleed-through removal, with Enhancement, and Antialiasing

24 (Left) Original scanned record (Right) After Matched Filter Stroke Enhancement

25 Enhance Zone Label OCR Text/ Bitmaps Text/ Bitmaps Database Browsing Visual Index/Search by Zone, Label, ROI Browsing Visual Index/Search by Zone, Label, ROI Full Text Index/ Search Full Text Index/ Search Index/ Search by Word ROI Pattern Index/ Search by Word ROI Pattern Binarize Register Waypointing Scan Crop Intelligent Indexing

26 Median Filter Subtraction for background elimination

27 Enhance Zone Label OCR Text/ Bitmaps Text/ Bitmaps Database Full Text Index/ Search Full Text Index/ Search Index/ Search by Word ROI Pattern Index/ Search by Word ROI Pattern Binarize Register Waypointing Scan Crop Intelligent Indexing Intelligent Browsing Visual Index/Search by Zone, Label, ROI Intelligent Browsing Visual Index/Search by Zone, Label, ROI

28 Documents must be aligned, rotated and scaled to register them Not registered Registered

29 Alignment, rotation and scaling using the Fourier-Mellin Transform allows registration to sub-degree and sub-pixel accuracy..... Register


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