Monday, September 7, 2015

Monday Mailbox: When Will FamilySearch Post Italian Films?

The Ancestry Insider's Monday MailboxDear Ancestry Insider,

Does anyone know when Family Search will digitize more of it's microfilms. I have hundreds of relatives from Sant' Angelo dei lombardi, Italy. Family Search put a few of that regions films online, not indexed. But the rest of the films for earlier dates have not been put on line. While indexing is nice to have, my main concern is that they put the rest of Sant' Angelo dei Lombardi's films online. Many of us cannot access a family history center. The films are just sitting there...Please Family Search put the films online.

Signed,
Patricia Ann Kellner

Dear Patricia,

From what I’ve seen FamilySearch rarely publishes unindexed Italian records except for civil registration records. From all external indications, you’re out of luck. There might be something you can do. FamilySearch has a project to index Italian civil registration records. I’m guessing that the faster they get the project done, the faster they will move on to other records. For more information visit https://familysearch.org/italian-ancestors/.

Signed,
tai

1 comment:

  1. I do not understand why for most towns these records are only published for 1866 going forward. Since they are "self indexed" by the writer I don't know why that would make a difference anyway. Is there some sort of copyright issue? I can search myself without indexing! When will these earlier films be published?

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