Affiliated Family History Library
FAMILYSEARCH CENTRE – LDS AFFILIATE LIBRARY
GSNT is an affiliate of the FamilySearch International research and library system.
FamilySearch allows you to access the massive collection held by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, family history centres, and affiliate libraries.
On September 1, 2017, FamilySearch will discontinue its microfilm distribution services. This change is the result of significant progress made in FamilySearch’s microfilm digitization efforts and the obsolescence of microfilm technology. Online access to digital images allows FamilySearch and its affiliates to reach more patron faster and more efficiently. Affiliates may continue to provide access to their microfilm holdings already on loan from FamilySearch, while offering access to online copies as they become available.
FamilySearch is a global leader in historic records preservation and access, with billions of the world’s genealogical records in its collections. It began the transition to digital preservation years ago, not only in converting its microfilm, but also replacing its microfilm cameras with specialized digital equipment.
FamilySearch has now digitally reproduced the bulk of its microfilm collection – over 1.5 billion images so far – including the most requested collections based on microfilm loan records worldwide. The remaining microfilms should be digitized by 2020, and all new records from its ongoing global efforts are already using digital camera equipment.
Digital images of historical records can be accessed today in three places on FamilySearch.org under Search.
Records includes historical records indexed by name or organised with an image browse.
Books includes digital copies of books from the Family Hiistory Library and other libraries.
The Catalog includes a description of genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, etc) in the FamilySearch collection, including millions of online images not yet available in Records or Books. For navigation help, see Finding Digital Images on familysearch.org
Transitioning from microfilm to digital will enable more library patrons to access FamilySearch’s growing digital content and enjoy a simplified experience. FamilySearch will continue to offer access to records through affiliate libraries, including new digital access to many of the records that are currently restricted from viewing at home. More information about this upcoming access opportunity for affiliate libraries will be communicated to you in the coming months.
The last day for ordering microfilm will be August 31, 2017.