Question as to why some records are available and others are not from same source
First, congratulations of completing digitisation!
It has been suggested to me that I contact you with my question. I am puzzled by some records being available while others are not.
Specifically, I am baffled by Coventry Rhode Island land records. I go to “Search”, followed by “Catalog” and then enter the location “United States, Rhode Island, Kent, Coventry” into the search box. I then select “Land Records” and choose “Land records, 1741-1925” from the drop down. I am then redirected to a new screen with 26 “reels”, of which 19 are available anywhere and the remaining 7 are unavailable everywhere outside, including 4 of the 6 “reels” of indexes.
I am aware that various record custodians have placed restrictions on accessibility, but it seems odd to me that Coventry would have no objection to 19 of these records being readily accessible to anyone with a Family Search account, yet the other 7 are not accessible other than at the Family History Library. I cannot view them at home, nor at my local Family History Center nor at my local affiliate library.
I am curious if you can shed some light on this perplexing situation. Thank you
Chris Gallutia ([email protected])