At the Family History Library in Salt Lake City I will search one index of the Church Records of your choice, for the record that you seek (one event for one name.)
If found on the index, I will look for the actual record, and scan it.
Having a copy of the original record can be very valuable, especially in cases where the handwriting was difficult to read and was indexed incorrectly, as it was on the church marriage record of my husband’s ancestor Miss FRIEBE – indexed as FRIESE, on the index.
For choices, go to FamilySearch.org. (Click on “Library catalog”), then search by “location”, type in county name and state (spelled out). Then click on “vital records” toward the bottom of the list, to see what is available for your location. Look to see if there is a FHL film that covers the Church Records for your location and time period. Also, check the FHL listing for “location”, “City or town”, State, because sometimes church records are listed in the Library catalog under the town name and not the county name.
Please check to see if these records are indexed. This offer is only for records that are indexed. The FHL catalog listing should tell if there is an index on the microfilm. This is usually listed under the category “NOTES” in the catalog listing. Sometimes there is an index on another film, or in a book. No problem. Simply select which index you would like me to search.
You can expect a turnaround time of one week or less, unless there are unexpected problems.
This look-up offer is for looking in one index of your choice, for one event for (one person – or couple in the case of marriage), then copying the actual record, if the name is found on the index.
If you would like for me to search for additional events, or additional individuals, please submit a custom look-up request, describing what you are interested in.
Scanning microfilm documents is not as simple as scanning papers. There are a number of adjustments that may need to be made like straightening the page, zooming in or out, adjusting the focus, or brightness, or contrast.
Sometimes the page is bright in the center and dark in the corners. If scanned like it is, the corners are too dark to read when the center is right. If this is the case, I will provide two scanned images, one dark enough that the center can be read and the other light enough that the corners can be read.
Your scan will include the whole page. This way you will have all column headings and page numbers that appear on the page. You should be able to zoom in as needed to increase the size of the letters, using your photo editing software.
Because of copyright law, this offer is not for copying pages in published books even if they are on microfilm at the FHL. This offer is only for unpublished records like original church records.
“Found” means the entry was found for the name in the index, as well as the record. I will scan the record for you.
“Not found” means the person was not listed in the index.