For any FamilySearch film look up the parish in the catalogue and find the film. Registers
are under church records. If the entry has a magnifying glass icon then it has been
indexed. A camera icon means it is available online and a camera with a key means it can
only be viewed online at a Family History Library, at FMP or whoever has the image rights
or by a church member.
The catalogue entry shows what was filmed and the dates. This information is also on the
From: Adrian Bruce [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 25 June 2018 13:01
To: Devon Rootsweb
Subject: [DEV] Re: Devon BTs on FamilySearch
On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 at 00:36, Martin Beavis via DEVON
... It would be
interesting to know what proportion of the BTs have been indexed, and for
which parishes, and to know when that Devon indexing project is completed.
It would indeed, Martin, but I doubt that you'll find it out. Lest
that seems cynical I should add that several of us have been pursuing
equivalent questions in several places, including raising threads in
the FamilySearch GetSatisfaction forum and raising Support Calls (I'm
not a member of the LDS, I just use FamilySearch). Some years ago, FS
used to publish updates that said "Part C of xxxxx Collection is 90%
indexed." Now, if there were just 3 parts, that would be promising.
But if there were 33, it's not.
Unfortunately, we simply get told - "We don't keep that kind of data".
Now, frankly, I don't believe that. Someone has that level of detail
otherwise what stops FS indexing the same church several times or
omitting others completely? Oh, hang on... No, seriously, surely
someone has that level of detail - but I suspect that what is missing
is the communications internally. Also, factor in that a lot of the
staff are volunteers, some just temporary, and stuff that would be a
natural part of a big organisation, just gets missed.
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