Wednesday, August 2, 2017

FamilySearch Microfilm

As a FamilySearch Affiliate Library, patrons have the option to have microfilm shipped from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City to the Glenview Public Library. However, FamilySearch recently announced that they will be stopping their microfilm distribution service at the end of August. Patrons can continue to request film until August 31. All microfilm that the library receives during this period will be on extended loan.

Some of FamilySearch's microfilm collection is digitized and browsable online. You can still find books and microfilm through the Books and Catalog tabs on FamilySearch. To find all of the digitized collections in one place, click on "Browse all published collections" on the Records search page.

FamilySearch hopes to have all of its microfilm digitized by 2020. You can find more information about the future of FamilySearch's microfilm collection here.

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