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Do a Film/Fiche Search when you know the microfilm or microfiche number and want to see a description of its contents.
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Do a Film/Fiche Search when you know the microfilm or microfiche number and want to see a description of its contents.  
  
A Film/Fiche Search is an exact search. Do not truncate (shorten) the number or use a wild card character in the search.
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A Film/Fiche Search is an exact search. Do not truncate (shorten) the number or use a wild card character in the search.  
  
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== Steps to Search by Film/Fiche Number ==
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== Steps to Search by Film/Fiche Number ==
  
# Go to [http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org].
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#Go to [http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org].  
# Click the '''Family History Library Catalog''' link under the heading '''Search Genealogy Records & Library.'''
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#Click the '''Family History Library Catalog''' link under the heading '''Search Genealogy Records & Library.'''  
# Click '''Film/Fiche Search'''.
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#Click '''Film/Fiche Search'''.  
# Type a number, and click '''Search'''.
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#Type a number, and click '''Search'''.  
# Click a title.
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#Click a title.  
# Click the '''View Film Notes''' button in the upper right hand corner to see the film or fiche numbers and additional details about the records.
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#Click the '''View Film Notes''' button in the upper right hand corner to see the film or fiche numbers and additional details about the records.
  
Type the film number exactly. If the item is not on microfilm or microfiche, use another search.
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Type the film number exactly. If the item is not on microfilm or microfiche, use another search.  
  
== How Do I Understand the Results of a Film/Fiche Search? ==
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== How Do I Understand the Results of a Film/Fiche Search? ==
  
A Film/Fiche Search results in a Film Details record that contains:
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A Film/Fiche Search results in a Film Details record that contains:  
  
* The microfilm or microfiche number.
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*The microfilm or microfiche number.  
* The title and author of the records on the microfilm or microfiche.
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*The title and author of the records on the microfilm or microfiche.  
* If the film has more than one item, an item summary that shows which items on the film contain the title.
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*If the film has more than one item, an item summary that shows which items on the film contain the title.
  
The Film Notes may contain a more detailed description of what is on the microfilm or microfiche. To view these notes:
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The Film Notes may contain a more detailed description of what is on the microfilm or microfiche. To view these notes:  
  
# Click on the title.
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#Click on the title.  
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== <!--{12051918178710} -->See also ==
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== <!--{12051918178710} -->See also ==
  
[[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog]]
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[[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog]]  
  
[[Family_History_Library_Catalog_Place_Search|Family History Library Catalog Place Search]]
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[[Family History Library Catalog Place Search|Family History Library Catalog Place Search]]  
  
[[Family_History_Library_Catalog_Surname_Search|Family History Library Catalog Surname Search]]
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[[Family History Library Catalog Surname Search|Family History Library Catalog Surname Search]]  
  
[[Family_History_Library_Catalog_Keyword_Search|Family History Library Catalog Keyword Search]]
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[[Family History Library Catalog Keyword Search|Family History Library Catalog Keyword Search]]  
  
[[Family_History_Library_Catalog_Title_Search|Family History Library Catalog Title Search]]
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[[Family History Library Catalog Title Search|Family History Library Catalog Title Search]]  
  
[[Family_History_Library_Catalog_Author_Search|Family History Library Catalog Author Search]]
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[[Family History Library Catalog Author Search|Family History Library Catalog Author Search]]  
  
[[Family_History_Library_Catalog_Subject_Search|Family History Library Catalog Subject Search]]
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[[Family History Library Catalog Subject Search|Family History Library Catalog Subject Search]]  
  
[[Family_History_Library_Catalog_Call_Number_Search|Family History Library Catalog Call Number Search]]<br>
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Revision as of 00:02, 31 May 2008

Do a Film/Fiche Search when you know the microfilm or microfiche number and want to see a description of its contents.

A Film/Fiche Search is an exact search. Do not truncate (shorten) the number or use a wild card character in the search.

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Steps to Search by Film/Fiche Number

  1. Go to www.familysearch.org.
  2. Click the Family History Library Catalog link under the heading Search Genealogy Records & Library.
  3. Click Film/Fiche Search.
  4. Type a number, and click Search.
  5. Click a title.
  6. Click the View Film Notes button in the upper right hand corner to see the film or fiche numbers and additional details about the records.

Type the film number exactly. If the item is not on microfilm or microfiche, use another search.

How Do I Understand the Results of a Film/Fiche Search?

A Film/Fiche Search results in a Film Details record that contains:

  • The microfilm or microfiche number.
  • The title and author of the records on the microfilm or microfiche.
  • If the film has more than one item, an item summary that shows which items on the film contain the title.

The Film Notes may contain a more detailed description of what is on the microfilm or microfiche. To view these notes:

  1. Click on the title.
  2. Click theFilm Notes tab.

See also

Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog

Family History Library Catalog Place Search

Family History Library Catalog Surname Search

Family History Library Catalog Keyword Search

Family History Library Catalog Title Search

Family History Library Catalog Author Search

Family History Library Catalog Subject Search

Family History Library Catalog Call Number Search