How can a library partner with FamilySearch to make its content available to the genealogical commun
edited September 28, 2020 in Suggest an Idea
t p said: My local historical society has records in a building it owns and different records at the public library. None is easily found or used by anyone who doesn't know about those records. If familsearch could digitize those records and make them available they will be preserved. Everyone who works at the historical society is above retirement age. No younger people are participating. All these records will be lost in a few years.
A van Helsdingen said: You should direct them to: https://www.familysearch.org/records/... This page and pages linking from it explains how archives and record owners can have their records digitized by FamilySearch.
Of course, your local historical society will need to freely consent to digitization before it can take place. If the society doesn't actually own the records (e.g. if they have copies of vital records created by government agencies) then it won't be able to have them digitized.0