Monday, April 07, 2008

rebranding GSU

FamilySearch - Record Services (Formerly the Genealogical Society of Utah)

50 East North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150 - (old) News: "Records Access program to promote tidal wave of online databases

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—FamilySearch announced today its Records Access program to increase public access to vast genealogy collections worldwide. For the first time ever, FamilySearch will join with others to provide free services to archives and other records custodians who wish to digitize, index, publish, and preserve their collections. The program expands FamilySearch’s previously announced decision to digitize and provide online access to copyrighted microfilm preserved in the Granite Mountain Records Vault. A key component of the program allows FamilySearch and archives to team with genealogy websites to provide unprecedented access to microfilm in the vault. The combined results ensure a flood of new record indexes and images online at and affiliated websites.

The plan combines the assets and experience of the Genealogical Society of Utah with the state-of-the-art technology resources of FamilySearch—all under the single brand name of FamilySearch. The Records Access program allows records custodians to publish their data online by themselves or with the assistance of FamilySearch or affiliate genealogical websites and historical societies."

"50 East North Temple Street" - Google Search

Mormon Church Office Building :: 50 East North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States :: Glass Steel and Stone: "like a global business, it's hard to run a global church without some sort of centralized control. Since the Mormon church's historic trek across the American frontier, that power has been centered in Salt Lake City. But even centering on a city isn't enough, because as an enterprise grows, more departments are created, more branches formed, and more people are needed. By the 1950's, it was growing painfully obvious that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints needed to corral its sprawling operations. The solution was to build this 28-story skyscraper.

Thirty-six departments from 16 buildings were consolidated in the tower. It's vertical columns of cast quartzite stone are reminiscent of New York's World Trade Center, and other buildings of the time."

Built: 1962-1972
Cost: US$31,000,000.00
Designed by: George Cannon Young
Type: Skyscraper
Stories: 28
Maximum height: 420 feet / 128 meters
Location: 50 East North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, United Sta

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