You use to be able to view some "non index digital film" by location. I have been unable to do this for several days. Is there a new pathway that I should be using?
@genthusiast Thanks for adding that. I tend to leave it out since it limits you to larger geographical areas, but a lot of folks do like it.
@Marty Richie Here is the link to the search by place page.
You can click on the map and choose a place or choose from the list on the right. Scroll down a bit on the right and you'll find the image-only records.
so you are saying the Places list and Collection list won't filter/result in the same 'location' collections?
I mentioned it because it allows Search from selecting location/map - yes it seems many like that form of browse.
@Marty Richie Not sure exactly what you are seeking. But, here are 3 ways to find non-indexed digital films that you can view online:
You can search the Catalog by place:
The catalog shows you both indexed and non-indexed records. After you search and click a topic and drill down to look at a specific set of records, the Film/Digital Notes section provides a camera icon if you can browse the digitized images. Sometimes contract restrictions limit the ability to browse images, in which case you see a key icon over the camera icon.
You can to go Search Images and search for the place:
Anything you find in the Images search is browseable.
You can go to the list or Record Collections and filter by place:
Record collections are a mixture of index-only and collections that have images you can browse. If you see a camera icon to the left of a title, you should be able to browse the images. Sometimes contract restrictions limit the ability to browse.
Some Help Center articles that provide additional details:
You can also use Search> Records> Browse Places
usually browsing the Location this way will also return non-indexed films you can browse.
@genthusiast Hey, you're right! They have improved this search option to show more than country-level results. Shows how long it's been since I've poked around in there. The Catalog Material section is still not terribly useful, but the rest of it is much improved. Thanks for the heads-up.
Wow!! such great idea for searching for images.
I have found that when exploring Historical Images by County, that the page selection at the lower right hand side sometimes becomes locked on a page. By "refreshing" the page, the selection of multiple pages returns. This may be of help someone else.