Marriage Record "Image Unavailable"
I found a French marriage record I believe fits my ancestors.
But there are some things that are different in what was indexed.
Plus it does not show other important information such as parents, that I really need.
But I'm guessing perhaps it is on the photographed image (usually marriage records seem to include parents from what I have seen).
It says "Image Unavailable? Why would that be?
More importantly, how can I find and see that image?
This is the record information:
France, Mariages, 1546-1924, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FX1J-KW5 : 7 October 2019), S ... Thiriot, 30 Oct 1676; citing Marriage, Toul, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France, Archives départementales du Jura (Departmental Archives of Jura), France. FHL microfilm 1,120,028.
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The FamilySearch catalog suggests this film can only be viewed at the Family History Library at Salt Lake City. (See https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/355164?availability=Family%20History%20Library)
Due to contractual restrictions (usually imposed by the record custodian) not all images / digitized films are available for general access (i.e. to view at home, or even at a Family History Centre).
You could try other (commercial) websites. Alternatively, you might need to contact Archives départementales du Jura (Departmental Archives of Jura), who (from the citation above) would appear to hold the original material, or copies thereof.
Another Community member might be able to advise whether the FamilySearch look-up service could be of use in this instance.0
Whether the Family History Library's Lookup Service would be able to help you or not rather depends on why the film is not online; I suspect that if it's because the record custodian has made the records available elsewhere for a fee, then the Lookup Service will balk. (I have no idea whether that's the case or not.) I also suspect that the Lookup Service will balk at the lack of an image number. (The index entry just has an indexing batch number, which I don't think can be decoded into an image or page number.) But it's cheap to try (that is, free of charge).1
There are online archives for that Department, behind a paywall, but the site seems to be down this evening. Possibly Sunday night regular maintenance.1
There is a website for the Departmental Archives of Meurthe-et-Moselle, but I don't know the details of what is there, although there certainly seems to be some online records.0