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Question #1: I get a message after clicking on “Explore viewing options” for these records: “This image is available:

  • At ancestry.com. By clicking here you will be leaving FamilySearch.org. (fees and other terms may apply)
  • When using the site at a family history center.
  • To signed-in members of supporting organizations.

even when I am signed in. How can I view these records?
Answer #1 : FamilySearch has limited rights, granted by the record custodians, to publish some images for viewing online. Images for this collection are only available for viewing to members of the supporting organization (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), and at FamilySearch Centers. Please check with the FamilySearch Center to verify that it is certified to view these images. Some of these images are also available on microfilm for viewing at a FamilySearch Center; for instructions, see Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche.

Question #2: Some records are linked to the wrong image. How can the correct image be found?
Answer #2: When a record is linked to the wrong image, the information found on the indexed detail record page can be helpful in locating the correct image. Towards the bottom of the detail record page there is a digital folder number and an image number. Use the arrows on the Image Viewer to move forward or backward until the correct page is displayed.

Question #3: I am searching in Fairfield County, Connecticut and my ancestor appears in the wrong town. Is there a problem with this county?
Answer #3: In the Division that was enumerated by Phineas Taylor which includes the towns of Danbury, New Fairfield, Brookfield, Sherman, Newton, Redding and Ridgefield, it appears there may be some indexing problems. It seems that the town of New Fairfield – the second one of the film, was indexed as a continuation of Danbury - the first town in the Division. That threw the rest off. Without page numbers it is confusing to follow, but the breakdown appears to be as follows:

Images from 182-310 on Film #281229 - DGS 4433195
Image 182 Opening Card of Phineas Taylor – shows him responsible for 7 towns
Image 183 Affidavit of work in – Danbury, New Fairfield, Brookfield, Sherman, Newtown, Redding and Ridgefield
Image 184 – 216 Images for Danbury - Indexed as Danbury
Images 216-217 Shows recap of Danbury
Images 218-224 Images for New Fairfield Indexed as Danbury
Images 224-225 Recap of New Fairfield
Images 225-234 Images of Brookfield Indexed as New Fairfield
Images 234-235 Recap of Brookfield
Images 235-244 Images of Sherman Indexed as Brookfield
Images 244-245 Recap of Sherman
Images 245-272 Images of Newton Indexed as Sherman
Image 272 Recap of Newton
Image 273-288 Images of Redding Indexed as Newton
Image 273 Is labeled Redding on the side
Images 288-289 Recap of Redding
Image 289 Is Labeled Ridgefield on side
Images 289-309 Images for Ridgecrest Indexed as Redding
Image 309 Recap of Ridgefield
Image 310 Total of Phineas Taylor in the 7 towns.
No records have been indexed as being from Ridgefield

Question #4: I am looking for additional images and records for Franklin County, New York. Are there any available?
Answer #4: This is a collection we provide in partnership with Ancestry.com. We have all the images available that they have provided for Franklin County, New York. They do show a second page of Franklin County records – page 69 that is viewable on image 44 on our site. These records appear to be loose pages and are in fragile condition. The pages between page 69 (image 44) and page 91 (image 58) do not have any identifying labels on them. There may be the possibility that some of them are Franklin County records. There is no way to verify this, but the handwriting does look similar to image 44 and image 58. You may want to browse through those images if you know the identity of your ancestor.

Question #5: I am looking for ancestors who lived in Benton, in the county of Ontario, New York. They have been indexed from Oneida. Which is correct?
Answer #5: The records on images 155-166 that have been indexed with Oneida as the county are incorrect. The correct county should be Ontario County.

Question #6: I am looking for records from Bethlehem in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Can you help me locate them?
Answer #6: The records from Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania were incorrectly indexed as being from Bethlehem, Tioga County. The pages are on images 156 and 157 on Digital Folder Number 4433289.

Question #7 How can I find residents of Surry County, Virginia?
Answer #7: Due an indexing error, the residents of Surry County, Virginia can be found by searching Residence Place: “Surry, Virginia” or “Surry, Stafford, Virginia.” In Surry County, Virginia, the A-C residents (count 131) were indexed with an Event Place of “Not Stated, Surry, Virginia”. The remaining D-W residents (count 432) were incorrectly indexed with an Event Place of “Surry, Stafford, Virginia.” The Residence Place of “Not Stated” in place of a city is not an uncommon occurrence in this collection.

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