Online availability of early church records for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Donald Emmett Engstrom said: I was just looking for some early records (before 1900) for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and they are not available on-line. The card catalog indicates they are digitized but not available due to some undefined restrictions. My question is: Why do we expect churches of other faiths to make their records available online and yet we do not make our records available from Historical Records in FamilySearch? I have searched for many of my family records at the BYU Library, but have lost the USB drive before I got the saved documents into my records on my computer. Now at age 84 in an assisted Living facility, I am unable to provide verification through copies of original documents of my heritage and my wife's heritage. I no longer have a car and I have to use a walker for any distance in walking and so I am unable to return to the library to find those entries again.