Can I get a copy of a FHL Film at a Family History Center?
I have an Ancestry citation that is a transcription of the marriage of William Loose and Annie Breitsfrecher on 16 Aug 1898 in Chicago, Illinois. The bride should be Anna Breitsprecher and I also have a copy of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin marriage record for William Loose and Anna Breitsprecher on 16 Aug 1896. The parents of both the bride and groom on this record are correct. They both lived in Chicago during the 1890's. I am trying to reconcile these two records and would like to get a copy of the original Cook County record to see if there was an error in transcription. The FHL Film Number is 1030288. Is a copy available through a Family History Center, do I need to make a request to the FHL, or is there another way? Thanks, Randy Merton
We noticed that this particular film is Indexed! This means that you are able to apply to the FHL for a copy of the record. Here is how you do it:
The Family History Library staff will have the ability to search limited access collections . You are able to access this help by going to the Research Wiki, and in the search box, typing : FHL and choosing Lookup Services from the dropdown. You will see the following message:
The Family History Library is offering lookup services to our film and book collection for those that are unable to come to Salt Lake City. Click here to fill out a request.
Before making a request, make sure you have the following information:
Films/Digital Folders (DGS)
- Film Number and/or DGS Number
- Image Number
- Name(s) on the Record
*Films will need to be indexed in order for the information above to be available
Hope this helps and you are successful!!2
Thanks for the info. I have not been able to find the image number for the record. Do you have suggestions on how to find it?
Find the person in the Index. That should then show you the image number
Hope this helps1