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== Converting Old Microfilm Numbers to New Numbers  ==
 
== Converting Old Microfilm Numbers to New Numbers  ==

Revision as of 23:42, 28 April 2009

The Family Group Records Collection provides microfilmed copies of about 8 million family group records created by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The collection can help you survey research done previously by others, saving you time and giving you valuable information. While you should not assume the information to be completely accurate, you can use the information and sources provided on the family group records to guide you to original records. The collection is divided into two sections, the Archive Section and the Patrons Section.[1]

Contents

Archive Section

This section of the Family Group Records Collection contains five million family group records submitted by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1942 and 1969. The records are only available on microfilm.

Collection/
Submission Years
Notes
Films

Main Collection
1942-1969

The family group records are arranged alphabetically by the husband's surname, then given name, and then by the date of birth/christening. In 1993 the microfilms in the Archive Section were checked against the original family group records and it was found that 18,000 sheets were not microfilmed. The missing sheets were photocopied and then microfilmed as an addendum to the collection.

1,998 microfilm reels, beginning with 1273501 and the addendum starts on film 1750758.

Oriental Collection
1930-1979

Family group records for some countries or non-Roman languages were either not included in the Main Collection, or were updated after the main collection was filmed. These additional collections were later filmed separately. This collection is arranged alphabetically by husband's romanized name, then by birth date. Most records are for persons living from ca. 1100-1979 A.D.

33 microfilm reels, beginning with
Japanese on 795724,
Chinese on 795844,
Korean on 795847.

Greece and miscellaneous countries
1942-1982

Family group records for some countries or non-Roman languages were either not included in the Main Collection, or were updated after the main collection was filmed. These additional collections were later filmed separately. This collection is arranged alphabetically, by husband's name when known, and by wife's name when name of husband is unknown. Within this arrangement, records of different people with the same name are arranged by birthdate.

3 microfilm reels, with miscellaneous countries beginning on 1281096 and Greece on 1281098.

In the Archive Section, an asterisk (*) next to the name of the husband, wife, their parents, or their children indicates that this individual appears on another Archive Section family group record. An asterisk next to the name of a child's spouse indicates another spouse is specified on the back of the record.

Patrons Section

Three million family group records were submitted to the Patrons Section between 1926-1979. The purpose was to share genealogical information and identify others working on the same lines.Each section has some names that cannot be found in other filmings. The family group records often included a brief list of the sources used to compile the record. Some records also included biographical histories for the family members listed on the form. In many instances several records have been submitted for the same family unit. Comparison of these records will sometimes reveal discrepancies. The collection binders have been removed from circulation so these records are available only on microfilm.

If members of the LDS Church participated in the Three Generation or Four Generation record submission programs prior to 1979, their original submissions would now be found on these microfilms. After this period, the records were put directly into the Ancestral File which can be searched online at www.familysearch.org

Submission Years
Notes
Films

1924-1950

Records pertain primarily to person living from ca. 1700-1962. Contains some records for person living as far back as 600 A.D. Records arranged in approximate alphabetical order. Surnames spelled differently but pronounced the same are often interfiled; some records filed out of alphabetical order. Records for some surnames are incomplete or missing. The 1924-1962 filming includes most of these records and is more legible.

824 microfilm reels, beginning with 260872

1924-1962

Records are arranged alphabetically by husband's name when known, and by wife's name when name of husband is unknown. If there is more than one record with the same filing name then they are arranged by birth/christening date. Some records were filmed slighly out of order. This filming includes most of the records submitted during 1924-1950 and is more legible than the previous filming.

614 microfilm reels, beginning with 412088

1962-1977

Arranged alphabetically by husband's name when known, and by wife's name when name of husband is unknown. If there is more than one record with the same filing name then they are arranged by birth/christening date. Filming was done in two groups. Surnames "A" to "Kelsey" were filmed first and occupy rolls 1558711 through 1558961. The filming was stopped when it was discovered that Ancestral File contained information for 80 percent of the sheets. Surnames "Kelsey" to "Z" were filmed in 2003-2004 on rolls 2368889, 2369005. The collection binders have since been removed from circulation.

596 microfilm reels, beginning with 1558711

1962-1979

Arranged by submission year, then by husband's name (or wife's name if husband is unknown), and then by birth date (or christening date if birth is unknown). Years 1962-1965 were interfiled. Subsequent years are grouped by individual year. Records that were submitted during 1978 and 1979 are included in this set, but not in the earlier filming for 1962-1977.

1165 microfilm reels, beginning with 428056


The patrons section also contains a number of miscellaneous small groups.


Name
Notes
Films

Miscellaneous Collection

These family group records are sometimes referred to as supplementary family group records. They were submitted to the Genealogical Society for filing only.

41 microfilm reels, beginning with 284729

Amor and related families

Miscellaneous family group records of the Amor, Wall (Whale) and related families of Wiltshire and elsewhere in England.

1 microfilm reel, FHL film 284734


Until this table is complete, find the remaining parts of the patrons section in thecatalog.


Central States Mission temple record book

Records pertain to people living from ca. 1770 onward, primarily in the southern and midwestern United States.

1 microfilm reel, FHL film 284747

Doty, Doten and related families

Alphabetically arranged. Most individuals lived from about 1700-1930 and resided in New England or the midwest.

8 microfilm reels, beginning with FHL film 284776

Greene and related families


1 microfilm reel, FHL film 49651 FILMNUMBER

Hayes and related families


1 microfilm reel, FHL film 49140 FILMNUMBER

Hull and related families


1 microfilm reel, FHL film 49380 FILMNUMBER

Isaksen and related families of Royken, Buskerud, Norway


1 microfilm reel, FHL film 49674 FILMNUMBER

Ives and related families


1 microfilm reel, FHL film 49574 FILMNUMBER

Morgan and related families


1 microfilm reel, FHL film 49565 FILMNUMBER

Niederer and related families


1 microfilm reel, FHL film 49557 FILMNUMBER

Parker and related families


1 microfilm reel, FHL film 49436 FILMNUMBER

Reynolds and related families of Roanoke Co., Virginia


1 microfilm reel, FHL film 49376 FILMNUMBER

Schweizer and related families


1 microfilm reel, FHL film 49536 FILMNUMBER

Smith, Denney, Berrett and related families of Utah and Idaho


1 microfilm reel, FHL film 49691 FILMNUMBER

Taylor and related families


1 microfilm reel, FHL film 49422 FILMNUMBER

Tongan Mission and Groveland, Idaho Ward


1 microfilm reel, FHL film 41916 FILMNUMBER


Converting Old Microfilm Numbers to New Numbers

The data sources listed on some of these family group records often include old book and film numbers. There have been a number of old book and film numbers used by the Family History Library over the years to identify and label its book and microfilm collections. When microfilming began, a combination of letters and numbers was used to number the films. Later, a system of serial numbers with part numbers was used. Finally, a straight numbering system was used beginning with film number 000001. Each time, the existing films were renumbered. Today there are more than 2,400,000 microfilms in the library's collection.

In order to find a source on film, you may need to convert an old film number to a new film number. For instructions, see "Old film numbers."

Other family group record collections

Other collections of family group records or family group sheets held by the Family History Library, but not included in the "Family Group Records Collection," include

Further Reading

For further details about these family group records see:

  • Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah). United States and Canada Reference Unit. Tracing LDS Families. Research Outline (34080). Second edition. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2000. Information about availability of the original collection binders is outdated.
  • "Family History Library Catalog." Online database. FamilySearch.org. http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp : copyright 2008.
  • Meyerink, Kory L. "General References and Guides." In The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy. Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, editors. Third edition. Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2006. Page 81.
  • Nichols, Elizabeth. "Family Group Collections of the Family History Library." Genealogical Journal 24 (Winter 1996): 11-27. Family History Library book 973 D5gi; not available on microfilm. This article also describes the relationship of the Temple Records Index Bureau Endowment Index (TIB), the Ordinance Index, and "Ancestral File" to the family group records. Information about availability of the original collection binders is outdated.

References

  1. Elizabeth Nichols, "Family Group Collections of the Family History Library," Genealogical Journal 24 (Winter 1996): 11-27.