Are there any non-digitized images available for searching?
Hi everyone, I am new to the community, I am looking for information on my great grandparents. I found several useful digitized records and now I found an index of marriages that has "missing pages" and it would help me to know when they were married.
For example, index goes from book page 505 to book page 562.
< https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939D-VT7L-M?i=132 >
Is there a possibility that those pages are in some center but not online? can I request access to that information
Thanks in advance,
Paul W ✭✭✭✭✭
The problem with FamilySearch is that there does not seem any direct channel to get such a query investigated. Quite possibly the missing pages have been destroyed or were even blank (note page 532 - which is the actual numbered page following 505).
In the "old days" I used to view England census records at a government building in London. I found the very page where by ancestor should have been recorded was missing. All I needed to do was complete a form, so by the time of my next visit I was pleasantly surprised to find the microfilm did now include the missing page! (Perhaps they had another microfilm copy that did contain the record.)
Hopefully, a FamilySearch employee can advise the best way (apart from here) to report this problem. However, I would not be too optimistic of getting the matter investigated, as FamilySearch has quite limited resources, none of which is (as far as I know) dedicated to dealing with enquiries like this.
The only alternatives would be to investigate if one of the commercial websites (e.g. Ancestry) has this set of records (hopefully complete) on its site, or to approach the actual record custodian - the latter being possibly quite difficult if the original records are held in Buenos Aires.
BTW - the above assumes you have already undertaken a search for an indexed record, by entering the relevant details (relating to any rough detail - time period & place - you might know about the marriage) on the Search page at familysearch.org.0
Hi, thanks for your response. Yes I have already searched on the indexed records within the familysearch site.
I will take your comments and see if there are other sites that also have the information digitized outside of familysearch in case as you say that information was lost in the digitalization.0
The catalogue entry for the above records is https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/217161 which advised they were filmed in 1974, from the Archivo Diocesano de San Nicolás de Los Arroyos
I think the "Omission" of pages is much more likely to have occurred at the time of filming rather than the time of digitisation, although I guess the film may have deteriorated so that it could not be digitised.
The pages may not have been filmed for several reasons.
The relevant pages could have
*Had no records on them.
*been unavailable (perhaps lost)
*been missed in error
*could have been so damaged they were not suitable to film (water damage, mould, insects etc)
*generally been so fragile they were not able to be filmed,
You could try contacting the Church Archive, if you cannot find any alternative sources.0
Yes, there are ways to search unindexed images. Try these:
Search by location: click on the map and select the country you want (Argentina)
On that page, scroll down to the section "Image-Only Historical Records"
Click on the one you want and browse.0
Hi, thanks for the info!. maybe I have luck and I get info if I write to Archivo Diocesano. They should have a copy of the book.
I've already search the images and the pages arent in the collection