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Re: LDS - Family History Microfilm Discontinuation
« Reply #18 on: Monday 03 July 17 08:19 BST (UK) »
I知 not quite sure what page you are starting from on familysearch, so I値l try and explain what I do to see if the films are digitised and viewable.

From here https://familysearch.org/search/, go to 全earch - in between 詮amily Tree and 閃emories
Click to bring up a menu.
Go down to 舛atalogue.
Click.
In the  box under 善lace put in the name of the place you want, eg Paisley. (Don稚 worry at this point if you know a specific church, this will come up later).
Wait for it to recognise the place and county, and select the one you want. (eg, there are two towns called  善restbury, one in Cheshire and one in Gloucestershire, so I壇 pick Prestbury, Cheshire).
Don稚 worry about the rest of it, just click the 壮earch button.
You will get all the information about the films they have about that particular place.
If you want the parish registers or BTs, click on 舛hurch records, and it will come up with the films they have.
If you find a film there you think is the one one want to see, see if there is a camera icon next to it, and click on it. If it痴 viewable at home, it will load, or it may say it痴 only viewable at an LDS library.
If there痴 no camera icon, and only a film reel icon, it means you still have to order it from Salt Lake. (Get in before August evidently!).

I hope you can follow this!

If you give me the name of a couple of places I can check them out and send you a link.
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: LDS - Family History Microfilm Discontinuation
« Reply #19 on: Monday 03 July 17 08:54 BST (UK) »
Go to:-

https://familysearch.org/catalog/search


Type in a place name and click on search you should get a results list like this:-

https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=79&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Isle%20of%20Man%22


Then click on one of the items and select a title. You will get a page something like this:-

https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/233934?availability=Family%20History%20Library


Click on any items with a camera icon and see if the images will load. You may get a message saying only available at an LDS centre or unavailable for another reason or the first image may appear on screen. If the download facility is enabled make sure you save anything of interest as access conditions may change in the future.


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Re: LDS - Family History Microfilm Discontinuation
« Reply #20 on: Monday 03 July 17 10:45 BST (UK) »
Thank you goldie and blue for your very easy to follow instructions.  Many of the records I am interested in ARE available digitally at a LDS centre!

Now I just have to work out which ones aren't yet and order them.

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Re: LDS - Family History Microfilm Discontinuation
« Reply #21 on: Monday 03 July 17 11:56 BST (UK) »

Now I just have to work out which ones aren't yet and order them.

Won't that still be 」7.50 a pop?
Middlesex: KING,  MUMFORD, COOK, ROUSE, GOODALL, BROWN
Oxford: MATTHEWS, MOSS
Kent: SPOONER, THOMAS, KILLICK, COLLINS
Cambs: PRIGG, LEACH
Hants: FOSTER
Montgomery: BREES
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Re: LDS - Family History Microfilm Discontinuation
« Reply #22 on: Monday 03 July 17 22:44 BST (UK) »
Glad you found some of the films you are looking for are digitised and available at the LDS library hurworth.

I just checked at the LDS library - films are $8.50 NZ if you need to send for them.
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: LDS - Family History Microfilm Discontinuation
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday 04 July 17 02:32 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the great instructions, goldie61 and Blue70. I have now discovered that 2 films I was about to order have the little cameras and so are available to view through my local family history center  :).

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Re: LDS - Family History Microfilm Discontinuation
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 25 July 17 09:00 BST (UK) »
I had successful day at the Family History Centre today.

It took about 20 minutes to log in.  To start with it wouldn't recognise the log in I use at home. 

Once I was in I focused on three films that have been digitised and obtained the eight images I really wanted.  I also browsed and for the Scottish baptisms (1790s and 1800s) it gave me an idea of who was who and what the recorded info meant.  The column on the right asked who the baby was named after. 

I think the Dundee baptism records are transcripts though.  The writing is in one hand for many years, and the ink doesn't change for years and years.  It will explain why  couple of children who were recorded in a Bible (both birth and baptism dates) are not recorded in the parish record.   

One image from England I viewed is far more useful than a marriage certificate (which would have been the other option, as it isn't on any pay-to-view sites) because the parish image has the original signatures.  There is absolutely no doubt now that this man is our relative as he has a distinctive signature and it matches his signature from his first marriage.

Using polarbear and goldie's tips I helped the woman seated next to me find the digitised film of her ancestor's baptism in Wales.  It had 500 pages and she ran out of time!

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Re: LDS - Family History Microfilm Discontinuation
« Reply #25 on: Tuesday 25 July 17 09:15 BST (UK) »
Just wondering whether the centres allow you to save a digital image in some form or whether you have to print them out please?  I'm also wondering if it varies between centres?
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Re: LDS - Family History Microfilm Discontinuation
« Reply #26 on: Tuesday 25 July 17 10:02 BST (UK) »
I was able to save the images to a memory stick.