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Photo duplication Services were discontinued as of December 5, 2014. As of this date, existing orders will be completed, but new orders will not be accepted.

As more microfilm and books are digitized and added to, and more links are made available to partner sites that already have this information digitized, the need for photoduplication will decrease. FamilySearch is attempting to digitize as many resources as possible and make these available online. If the film or book has been digitized, you can print your own copies directly from the web site, if printing the image is not restricted by the copyright holder.

To find the resources that are digitized, please visit the FamilySearch Catalog at: can also go to, select Search, then Catalog.) Also available on the Catalog page is a link to OCLC WorldCat. WorldCat can help you find books and other resources in over 10,000 local libraries.

If the film or book you are seeking is not digitized yet, and is available on microfiche or microfilm, it can usually be ordered and sent to a local family history center, where you can view the resource. You can find a local family history center by going to: Staff at the family history center can assist you with the process of ordering the film, and can help you view it when it arrives.


Photoduplication is a service provided to FamilySearch patrons who would like individual images from microfilm or fiche, copies of records, or pages in books that can be found in the Family History Library. Please read through this page before making a request.



Do you qualify for photoduplication services?

Be sure that the records you need cannot be found online at or at


What Photoduplication CANNOT do:

  • Copy entire works.
    • For copyrighted materials photoduplication can only provide copies of 10 pages or 10% whichever is LESS.
  • Search a film or book to see if your ancestor is on it.
    • The photoduplication team can only accept requests which have already been researched. Enough information must be included in the request so that photoduplication can go directly to the page or certificate being requested.
    • If you are uncertain which page to order you may request copies of select pages from the index of a record. You can use this index to place a second order requesting the specific pages you need.
  • Make copies of maps.
  • Make copies of films or books which are available online.
    • This includes films or books which are viewable at a local FamilySearch Center.
  • Use links or URLs to determine which record is being requested.

PLEASE NOTE: Some books and films can only be viewed in a local FamilySearch or Family History Center. To find your nearest Family History Center, go to where you can search for family history center locations throughout the world.

Digitized books or films

To find out if a film or book has been digitized:

If the film or book has been digitized, YOU CAN PRINT YOUR OWN COPIES if the printing of the image is not restricted

Books or films NOT digitized

How to request copies of records found in Films or Books that have NOT BEEN digitized:

WE WILL LIMIT YOUR REQUEST TO FIVE 5) REQUESTS PER MONTH. EACH REQUEST CAN CONTAIN ONLY ONE (1) IMAGE.Requests are processed in the order they are received. Allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery. Please do not re-submit your request a second time if you do not hear from us immediately.

The following information is REQUIRED to enable the Photoduplication Team to locate the record and provide you with a copy:

  • Film or Fiche number, item number.
  • Name of individual you are researching.
  • Title of record and name of parents, spouse, grantor, grantee, etc.
  • Event type (Birth, Death or Marriage).
  • The event date and place.
  • Name of parish, the volume or page number, and the registration or Certificate Number.
  • The state or country of origin
  • Any other information that will be helpful in locating your record.

Please provide: your complete name, address, telephone number and e-mail address with each request. Please let us know if you are a new or a repeat patron and if your address, phone or email is new.

  • Any incomplete requests will be returned to the patron for further information. There are too many requests and not enough staff to research request with incomplete or wrong information.
  • If you live within fifty (50) miles of a Family History Center, please order the film and search for the information you are seeking.

All photoduplicates will be emailed.

There is NO CHARGE for photoduplication services e-mailed to you. We do not mail photocopies.

If you have any questions, please call866-406-1830.


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