Family Search alert, re records searching, please read

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Family Search alert, re records searching, please read

Postby elmosgirl » 15 Jul 2012, 01:30

this was received in email tonight after I could not access images previously available on the Family Search site.

The message is an alert that things have definitely changed at the site:

Thank you for contacting FamilySearch regarding problems viewing the images in the Italy,Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archives),1809-1865 Collections.

Whenever possible,FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However,ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. While images for the collections which belong to the State Archives, have been viewable by all patrons previously, recently the Record Custodians put a restriction on these collections and the images for these collection are only viewable to Contributing Organizations, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and those accessing FamilySearch in Family History Centers. The collections affected are as follows:
• Italy,Catanzaro,Civil Registration (State Archive),1809-1865
• Italy,Cuneo,Civil Registration (State Archive),1795-1915
• Italy,L’Aquila,Civil Registration (State Archive),1809-1865
• Italy,Mantova,Civil Registration (State Archive),1496-1900
• Italy,Messina,Civil Registration (State Archive),1820-1865
• Italy,Napoli,Civil Registration (State Archive),1809-1865
• Italy,Pescara,Civil Registration (State Archive),1866-1942
• Italy,Toscana,Civil Registration (State Archive),1745-1900
• Italy,Treviso,Civil Registration (State Archive),1806-1815

We hope this answer will explain what has happened to the Italy collections,and wish you well in your search for ancestors.

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Re: Family Search alert, re records searching, please read

Postby carmine1917 » 19 Jul 2012, 23:16

I heard about this after I saw an article how the Italians and Mormons got an agreement to record records. Doesn't make any sense. The best thing to do at this time is to contact the records office directly in Italy or the Churches.

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Re: Family Search alert, re records searching, please read

Postby jack182183 » 22 Jul 2012, 02:34

The images are being transferred to a new Italian site that will host all the images.

Not all of them are there yet but a lot of them are.

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