Historical record Kirchenbuch 1637-1962 not searching any indices
The 7 microfilms in this collection of "Evangelische Kirche Ellmendingen (A. Pforzheim)" ALL have been indexed (1238334,1238335, 12328357, 1238338,1238339, 1238340,1226609). However, when I click on the magnifying glass and am taken to the search screen on each of these microfilms, and put in my family's various surnames (Augenstein, Schroth, Drollinger) that I have documentation were born in Ellmendingen over several centuries, there are no results! In fact, I can't find any results for any common German name (like Muller, Schmitt, Weber) that I put in. Clearly there is something technically wrong with the indexing link that never finds one record.
To accurately understand this problem, Please "sign in" as a member of the public, and not as a member of the Church, or as anyone with a higher level of access in order to try and search these indexed records.
Please, can anyone help solve this problem?
user name silverkey
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@CraigWArmstrong You will need to look at either Ancestry.com or Archion if you want to be able to access these records.
And like @MaureenE123 I have also come across Indexes that only LDS members can access. When non-LDS members try to search these Indexes that get zero results. This is obviously very confusing and poor communication.2
Thank you for your rapid response. However, while I understand that actual unindexed records need to be viewed at a family history center, from my past experience with FS, Indexed records always were and continue to be viewable from my home computer for other historical records on FS. I have never before run into the problem where indexed records can't be seen. Is this something new?0
I believe you have given incorrect advice.
The message : "To view these images do one of the following: You may be able to view this image by visiting one of our partners' sites or the legal record custodian (fees may apply)." is
FamilySearch "code" for the fact that if you are a church member you can view images on your home computer but if you are NOT A CHURCH MEMBER you can not access these images in any way through FamilySearch. Non church members CANNOT access these images through a Family History Centre, (which in any event are currently having a systems upgrade and are not available for the viewing of restricted microfilms).
With regards to the INDEXED records I have in the past seen reference to indexed records which were only available to church members, and I suspect the indexes above may fall into this category. It needs a church member to say whether they can access the indexed records in the collections above.4
Thank you for explaining the problem. I agree that there is a huge communication problem regarding exactly where indexed records can be viewed. I am 2 hours from my Naples florida Family History Center and it is very frustrating to travel there only to discover that these indexed records are restricted for viewing only in SLC or at another pay per view site like Archion.1