Anyone have experience with Microfilm 6035516: Scotland Births and Baptisms
Does anyone have experience using this microfilm on Family Search records? I'm struggling to follow along with this wiki guide:
I found the indexed record in Ancestry and FS and am trying to follow the guide to get to the source.
A van Helsdingen ✭✭✭✭✭
If you go to click on "Document Information" you will see the Microfilm number. If you then go to the FamilySearch Catalog, you can search for this number. In this case, you are taken to this page: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/79310?availability=Family%20History%20Library
There are 45 pages of films, and somewhere is film 300076. When you find it, click on the camera icon on the right. You may be able to view the film immediately, or may face access restrictions. The other films that I tried were only accessible from Family History Centers (FHCs) and Affiliate Libraries.
Here's a map of FHCs and ALs: https://www.familysearch.org/fhcenters/locations/
It's a good idea to ring ahead before visiting and confirm their hours, as some FHCs and Affiliate Libraries haven't updated their opening hours on the map.
Alternatively, you can view the records at ScotlandsPeople, the official website of the Government of Scotland for genealogy. After paying a small fee, you can search by name and quickly view a copy of the original record.
The reason you have to view the film at a FHC or AL is due to a contract with the record custodian, which in this case is the Government of Scotland. Obviously, they do not want people using FS as a backdoor around the subscription fees of ScotlandsPeople.
Let me know if this helps.2
Thank you so much A van Helsdingen! I really appreciate your guidance. That was super helpful.0