Tuesday, October 28, 2014

FamilySearch Photoduplication Service -- A Free Resource

It isn't anything new but since February of this year it is being done a new way.

For years, the Family History Library has had a photoduplication service for items that could not be sent to a local family history center. For these items (most often books), patrons could fill out a request form and receive by mail a few pages for a small fee.

Since February the service has gone completely electronic/digital -- from the request form to receipt of the "copies." A few new rules have been implemented since going digital. One new rule is each person is limited to 5 requests/single copies per month. Another is that if the service can be completed completely digitally then it is free.

To learn more about the service and for a link to the request form, see the Photoduplication Services page. Remember to read all of the information on the page before filling out the request form.

Wondering what you could request with this service? How about a family member's death certificate from the "Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952" database on the FamilySearch website?

See you soon at the Mt. Clemens Public Library!

LE

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