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Hi folks, wanted to give a heads-up in case you haven't already heard: the
Family History Library is discontinuing its microfilm rental.
Their announcement is at
but the short version is this: The FHL is digitizing their microfilms and
anticipate being done by 2020. After 8/31 we can no longer order microfilms
to our local FHC, so there will be a period where we can *no longer get*
information that is currently available.
Please reference our Staten Island Family History Library Holdings page at
http://www.nygenweb.net/richmond/fhl/fhl_beta2.html . I have reworked the
links, and am currently adding an "Availability" column. If it is currently
available only on microfilm, you might want to consider ordering your films
While you're there, feel free to peruse the records they've already put
online. Some of them you can access from home, and some you must be at a
FHC to see.
Anyone from GGG or IGG who knows what happened to the onsite database for:
"Early Brooklyn and QUEENS Marriages" ???
I'm positive it existed; I used it regularly, but not in a while.
Queens "towns" were listed/formatted just like this page.>>>>
where now RICHMOND marriages were more recently added:>>>
"Early Brooklyn and RICHMOND...Marriage Database"
Where's the beef?
Barb in NY
"The Green Book is the official directory of the City of New York. It is an indispensable reference guide for anyone living or working in New York City. The Green Book includes detailed listings of contacts within each agency."
I was reminded today that not everyone has heard. I have long championed
renting films to your local Family History Center and I certainly have
early SI vitals on permanent loan at my local FHC, along with a couple of
Sorry to say that in advance of digitizing their entire microfilm
collection, the Family History Library is discontinuing microfilm rental
after 8/31/17. I understand it's up to the individual FHCs what happens to
the microfilms which are there then.
We will have a gap until 2020 when all films are expected to be digitized.
Now, go order! :)