Order images from FHL microfilm by email

Dec 14, 2013   //   by Shoebox   //   Blog  //  No Comments

For those of us who live many hours or miles from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, it has always been a difficult task to obtain the records we KNOW are waiting for us in the microfilm stacks. Knowing that the ability to break through a brick wall in our research, and yet not being able to get the image, can be excruciating. Luckily, there is now a digital request service offered by the Family History Library that will look up the film in question, scan the applicable images, and email them to you, FOR FREE!  For a look at the service, or to order your own film, hop over here:

https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Photoduplication_Services

Unfortunately, it can still take weeks to get the images in question. I ordered an image about three weeks ago, and still have yet to receive it, but it should still be faster than waiting for an annual trip to the FHL, or ordering the film at your own Family History Center. Some restrictions apply, so be sure to read the fine print!

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