Why are so many records locked?
I've been researching at FamilySearch for years. I"ve always loved going through the category section finding the states and cities my ancestors came from and researching the published but non searchable documents (vital, newspapers, probate ect). These past few months I've noticed a considerable amount of those records from the states I search in are locked. and can only be viewed from the Family History Library center. This a nightmare for those of us who cannot get out to the libraries, if there is one close by. I thought familysearch's mission is to get records published so that we can search for what we need for free. Is that no longer a mission? Why are all these records locked?