Research Notes

The FamilySearch Catalog

From FamilySearch:

The Catalog is a guide to birth, marriage, and death records; census records; church registers; books; periodicals; family histories and many other records that contain genealogical information. These records may be searchable online, on microfiche or microfilm, in a book or in a computer file.

Some catalog entries in the FamilySearch include images of records. When an image is available in the catalog, a camera icon will appear to the right of the microfilm note associated with that image. A description of the images is found at News Flash! Digitized Microfilm: From the Drawer to Your Computer

Most microfilm and microfiche records can be sent to your nearest FamilySearch Center. If a particular item is available at another FamilySearch Center besides the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, then a pull-down menu will indicate the locations where the item is available.

You will find the FamilySearch Catalog online at https://familysearch.org/catalog/search. There is also an in-depth overview of the catalog and how best to use it at the Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog page in the Research Wiki.