Hello, can someone tell me who to send an email, to request the Philippine, Iloilo, Iloilo City Civil Registration films and Philippine, Iloilo, Iloilo City Church records be digitized and then eventually indexed?
Thankyou for your question and by going to the help center located on the top right of your familysearch log in screen, then choose Indexing.
If you type in request to digitise:
It come up with this article
Hope it helps, there is also another connected article as well here: https://www.familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/article/what-are-the-upcoming-indexing-projects
Hope this helps clarify things for you
All the best
Thanks for the reply. I'll just have to wait on when will family search digitize those films
You seem to be implying that these records have never been filmed by FamilySearch. If that is the case, you would need to discuss with the record custodians whether they would be willing to ask Family Search to film their records, and if so they should use the FamilySearch form Contact Us applicable for Records Custodians and Archives. Family Search does have priorities, see "FamilySearch’s Strategy to Help Preserve the World's Archives" 20 April 2018, so the request may not necessarily be granted.
And further to @MaureenE123 's comments, the Catholic Church has a policy that their records should not be filmed by FamilySearch. But I did see about two years ago that a Catholic Diocese in the Philippines whose records had been destroyed in a typhoon was publicly thankful that FamilySearch had filmed them, and was given a free copy of these records by FamilySearch. So perhaps in the Philippines this policy is not enforced due to the frequency of natural disasters.
You can make a request to have non-digitized microfilms digitized. We will move your question to the Q and A Search field where moderators can help you understand the process.
It would be helpful and convenient if there were a way for everyone who had requested the digitization of a collection or collections of records from a specific region to be notified when those collections were ready to be indexed, or otherwise made available for use. Something like an automatically generated email notification list for specific regions that individuals could place their names on. It could even be made an option available to anyone requesting the digitization of specific collections as part of that process.
I must say I am confused as to what this issue actually is. Is it about digitization of existing (or perhaps recently acquired) material? Or does it concern future indexing projects? There seem to be two completely different issues being discussed here.
On the point of actually requesting digitization of a record, I assume this is not referring to catalogued material, as we have been told (where there has been permission granted) all microfilms have now been digitized. I wonder if the specific request made by @Mirza Miller might refer to material held in microfiche or paper form, however.
Quite simply, I believe the answer to the original question relates to any permissions (regarding filming or subsequent indexing) that might be required from the record custodian before any sort of publication of this material can be made by FamilySearch.