- Identify Film and Item Number. Yes, some film have several item numbers, often cataloged by years. Verify the exact Item Number where the image is located. This is done by visiting the FamilySearch Catalog.
- Initiate Request using the Photoduplication Request Form.
- Wait and Receive
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
3 Steps To Get Documents Fast
Photo duplication Services will be discontinued as of
December 5, 2014. As of this date, existing orders will
be completed, but new orders will not be accepted.
As of 5 Dec 2014 patrons must order the microfilm.
Can't Go to Salt Lake?
Most of my readers have never tried the FamilySearch Photoduplication Services. But, really, you may be wasting researching days. Even though the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City isn't just around the corner, you may not need to wait for that microfilm reel - especially if you just need one marriage copy or death record. That one death record of 3rd great-grandpa may be all you need to move your genealogy and family research to the next generation. So have you tried the Family Search Photoduplication Service?
Within 4 days I received a requested marriage license in my e-mail. Yes! My e-mail. Note: this service is for individual images, not a personal research service. So you must do your homework upfront.
3 Easy Steps
Do you have a Family History Library that you frequent? For a3Genealogy Kansas City researchers, it's the Midwest Genealogy Center. Unbeknownst to the researcher, the FamilySearch catalog will alert you if the film needed is already at "your" Family History Library. Here is the response we received when attempting to order microfilm 1845384:
By accessing the Midwest Genealogy Center Resources, we verified the film was truly there!
Oh how we love technology!
Accurate, accessible Answers
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