When will a microfilm be available as an image?
I read that family search had converted all of its micofilm to images, yet when I search the catalog for the following two series, they only show as available on micro film. How can I find out when they will be available? Do we have to wait for the earlier years in the film to be available until the 100 yrs has passed for the last records in the film (1929 births)?
1) Registri dello stato civile di Avigliana (Torino), 1866-1929
Nati 1922-1929 -- Pubblicazioni 1911-1929
Family History LibraryInternational B1 Floor Film. (film/image group DGS) 2249705 7977584
2) Registri dello stato civile di Almese (Torino), 1866-1929
Nati 1912-1929 -- Pubblicazioni 1911-1929 -- Matrimoni 1911-1929 -- Morti 1911-1924
Family History LibraryInternational Film. 2249536. 7977516
Paul W ✭✭✭✭✭
Difficult to work out a reason. Take 2249705: the film listed below it on the Catalog page (2249706) is available to view online, but is shown as having records that go up to 1929, too.
Unfortunately, you will not get an answer from a FamilySearch employee on specific issues like this. It might simply be a case of the films in question not yet being available and they will appear soon. On the other hand, perhaps 2249706 has been put online in error - if the records contained really do extend to 1929!
There are other users who have a specific interest in issues like this - hopefully they will add their thoughts.
(@A van Helsdingen - wonder if you could add your thoughts?)0
Your question has been moved to the Search area of the Community. Your question is open there.0
Nothing really new but in Search> Images you will find similar records (same as @Paul W mentioned):
"Avigliana, Turin, Piedmont, Italy Records," images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSDX-4345-7 : November 13, 2021), image 1 of 2160; Avigliana (Torino). Ufficio dello stato civile.
So that some appear and others not - I would guess they are still working on them - or perhaps some restriction?
I see they are past 4, 800, 000, 000 Images and counting:0
genthusiast - thx I've been through that film. When I posted my earlier comment, I copied the wrong line and should have put: film 2249704 7977583 which may be available in 2022 if following the 100 year rule. I was looking more for births 1911-1922.0
I note that film 2249706 has marriages from 1929, while 2249705 and 2249536 have births from 1929. Births are often subject to 100 year privacy limits, but marriages may be restricted for a shorter time such as 75 years.
If the limit is 100 years, then film 2249704 will not become available until after 2022 has finished (i.e January 2023). It must be 100 years since every birth record on the film.2
I doubt that 100 year privacy limit. As an example - there are 2 films from my parish - film #1739902 has the last baptism entry in 1896 and it's available online (which fits 100 year rule). However, the second (older) film - #1739901, has recorded the last baptism in 1809, but has only a reel sign next to it, which means, that the film was digitized, but images are not available. That would be already 210 years since the last baptism. I sent the question to Family Search, why that film is not available for viewing. The response was, that they will look into it, but no further action/explanation followed. I have the same problem with older films from different villages, where the last baptism entries are way past 100 years.0
Thanks all. Good enough. Happy Thanksgiving.0
Hi I did not know that film #1739901 has records from 1951. I am just an amateur. And yes, I tried to access the film through Search>Images from home and entering DGS 004948529. I get the message "No results found". I did go to my local Affiliate Library in Oakville - the same message there, no results were found. They suggested to go the Family Search Center - there are about 5 of them within 50 km of my home - all of them are closed due to COVID (I am in Ontario, Canada). So, I am not sure if I would be able to pull images from Family Search Center. So short of traveling to Utah or Slovakia, there is not much I can do now.0
Oh and I should mention that yes, I did use a new lookup service, which was great. After filing out the form, I did get a response from a very nice lady. She did sent me 10 pages of baptism records, where I was hoping to find my ancestor. It was very useful, because he was listed under alias name, that is why he did not come up in Search. However, 10 pages are not enough to go back further and I do not want to ask for 100 pages...so, I will wait0
@Aggie6 , if you click on the 3 dots to the right of each of your posts, you can edit the post.0
Thank you, good to know0