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With the cessation of FamilySearch’s microfilm lending program, it’s a good time to review the levels of content access offered by FamilySearch. The Newberry is a FamilySearch affiliate library and thus has access to greater content than is available to general users. Here are the levels of permissions and how you can access them:
Remember, as well, that not all the content that was on microfilms has been digitized yet, and some material won’t be digitized due to arrangements between FamilySearch and the records’ custodians. FamilySearch continues to digitize its microfilm at a rapid pace and expects to meet its target date of 2020 to complete digitization of all materials that they can.
We at the Newberry understand that this can be confusing. Feel free to contact us with questions and for assistance in using FamilySearch and/or for researching your families in general. Note as well that we have several FamilySearch microfilms at the Newberry on permanent loan. https://www.newberry.org/contact-librarian