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About FamilySearch

FamilySearchFamilySearch is the world's largest repository of free genealogical records and manages the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. It has amassed billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land, and court records of genealogical significance from over 130 countries. FamilySearch is extending access to its collections by circulating microfilms of the historic records through select public library affiliates.

Ordering Microfilm Records

FamilySearch’s Microfilm Ordering service is your gateway to a vast collection of genealogical and historical records. The service allows you to reserve and loan films to the Indiana State Library. The loan is free, but there is a small shipping and handling charge for each film.

To order films from FamilySearch, consult the Family Search website. Select Indiana State Library Foundation, Inc. as the destination for your microfilm.

After you submit your order, all films will be delivered to the Indiana State Library

Accessing and Viewing Microfilm Records

Patrons may view the film upon arrival via one of several microfilm readers at the Indiana State Library. State Library staff can assist patrons in using onsite equipment and has made available several online tutorials for beginning genealogical research and utilizing microfilm readers and scanners. Staff can also help patrons see what films are available, place film orders, and answer research questions.