Mar 25, 2016

Hidden Gems on FamilySearch

(By Lisa Alzo, Internet Genealogy Magazine – March 24, 2016)

If you frequent FamilySearch to search for your ancestors, you likely just go to the digitized collections, or maybe you scan the Family History Library Catalog to see what other information is available on microfilm. But did you know there may be some additional digitized records that you might be missing?

FamilySearch is adding scans to all microfilms to the FHL catalog (starting with most popular). Try searching through the catalog as well as the digitized online collections. Be sure to scroll down and click on the FHL film number link (e.g. Registration of Births, v.1-2 FHL film 1288597). Look for a camera icon and then click through to see the records.