Monday, May 6, 2013

FHL’s Photoduplication Services

I received a great question/remark regarding yesterday’s Index ------> Original Records blog post.

David asked:
“Why should you order the film? You can email the FHL and request a digital copy of the record and it will be sent to you, no cost.”
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David is correct, the Family History Library (FHL) does offer FREE Photoduplication Services and in the example given in the blog post this service would be the way to go.  I have talked about the FHL’s service on the blog before.  The only thing you need to be aware of is that the FHL library does not have the manpower to do research for you.  In other words, you need to know the exact film number and the details of the record you are looking for.  They will not search films to see if your ancestor happens to be on it.  In the Benjamin Harrison – Lucinda Grimes marriage example, I DID know the exact film number and the details of the record so I should have mentioned this service.

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