Prepared by Elisabeth Lindsay.
The digital pipeline is a term used by FamilySearch in reference to the process of digitizing the LDS genealogical records stored in the Granite Mountain Vault. The analogy of a pipeline carrying product from its source to market, describes the process of digital pipeline carrying data from acquisition to online access, with points in between.
The digitizing of records is a work in progress, expected to take many more years. Once completed, information from the vast archives will be available online for free to anyone with an Internet connection, saving researchers time and money, allowing greater numbers of people to conduct family history.