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Re: Are LDS Family History libraries open?
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 12 January 22 15:34 GMT (UK) »
Slightly off the topic, but I only found out a few weeks before Christmas that there is an LDS Family Centre just down the road from me. I just wondered if there is any sort of religious hard-sell or other expectations in the event of paying them a visit?

It's a while since I visited a Centre, but I never encountered any hard-sell at all.

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Re: Are LDS Family History libraries open?
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 12 January 22 15:37 GMT (UK) »
It's a while since I visited a Centre, but I never encountered any hard-sell at all.

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Re: Are LDS Family History libraries open?
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 12 January 22 19:46 GMT (UK) »
Slightly off the topic, but I only found out a few weeks before Christmas that there is an LDS Family Centre just down the road from me. I just wondered if there is any sort of religious hard-sell or other expectations in the event of paying them a visit?

I've used them a lot, and never once had anybody try to even suggest joining or mention religion.
They've always been very helpful.
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Re: Are LDS Family History libraries open?
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 12 January 22 19:49 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the suggestion. I checked out their pages - it seems fairly expensive, especially when ordering from Australia. Hopefully I'll be able to find some way of accessing the image from an LDS Library.

The library system here in my part of New Zealand acts as one of those 'affiliate libraries' the LDS talk of, so their locked records on films can be viewed at the local city libraries. Have you checked if your libraries do the same?
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Re: Are LDS Family History libraries open?
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 12 January 22 20:05 GMT (UK) »
Similar to goldie,  there are affiliate libraries in Australia,  and our OP's profile says Australia. 

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Re: Are LDS Family History libraries open?
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 12 January 22 20:30 GMT (UK) »
Thanks goldie61, I hadn't thought of my local library - I'll give them a call.
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Re: Are LDS Family History libraries open?
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 13 January 22 08:56 GMT (UK) »
I've used them a lot, and never once had anybody try to even suggest joining or mention religion.
They've always been very helpful.

Thank you Goldie and BumbleB that's good to know.
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Re: Are LDS Family History libraries open?
« Reply #16 on: Friday 14 January 22 12:31 GMT (UK) »
From your other post i see that it was suggested that the register filmed is Presteigne. Apparently their registers are lodged at Herefordshire Archives and there is a filmed copy of the register at the National Library of Wales.

It would be worth trying one of them to see if they can scan from the film to a pdf which hopefully would be cheap.

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Re: Are LDS Family History libraries open?
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 15 January 22 04:34 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Gibel, that's a great idea :-)
England:
Durham: COULSON, FENWICK, HUNTER, LOWES, NAYLOR, ROBSON
Norfolk: DEWING, OUGHTON, TAYLOR,
Lancashire: TWEDDLE
Ireland: KEATING, KIRBY, Limerick; NELSON, Donegal
Scotland: BENNIE, Glasgow; COOK, Renfrewshire; HENDERSON, Alloa/Dundee; HUNTER, Glasgow; KIRKWOOD, Alloa; LAMONT, Dalkeith; YOUNG, Glasgow
Switzerland: VOSTI, DELUBINI
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