06 April 2011

FamilySearch Microfilm May Now be Ordered Online in UT and Soon in the Entire US

Thanks to Dick Eastman, Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter we know that one can now order microfilm online from FamilySearch.

“A new ordering process was tested in several other countries for a while but is now available to everyone in Utah and will soon expand to the rest of the U.S. You can sit at home and order microfilms and microfiche from FamilySearch in Salt Lake City. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection and a user ID, which is free.

The films and fiche will be delivered to a
Family History Center near you and you will be notified when they arrive. You then must go to the Family History Center and use the microfilm and microfiche readers there to view the materials.

Quoting the ordering web site:

FamilySearch’s Microfilm Ordering service is your gateway to a vast collection of genealogical and historical records. The service allows you to reserve and loan films to family history centers and affiliate libraries. The loan is free, but there is a small shipping and handling charge for each film.

Ordering is simple:

Sign in using FamilySearch Accounts with the link in the top right corner. If you do not have an account, clicking the Sign In link will prompt you to Register.

Locate the microfilm number(s) you want to order from the Family History Library Catalog located on FamilySearch.org.

Note: Before ordering any film, check to make sure the Family History Library Catalog does not have a digital copy online.

Select your loan type, enter the microfilm number, and click Search. Repeat this step for additional items.

When you are ready to submit your loan order, click the shopping cart in the upper right portion of the screen. You will then have a chance to review and confirm your order. After you submit your order, all films will be delivered to your designated family history center.
To place your orders, go to http://film.familysearch.org.”

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