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Not all images in the Family History Library's collection can be used on the wiki. Each microfilm or fiche was copied as per a specific contract, and some of the contracts prohibit the use of a microform's images on the wiki or in other publications. To check whether images of a given film or fiche can be used, the film or fich number must be checked in a special  database at LDS Church Headquarters.
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=== You must have access behind the firewall ===
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Not all images in the Family History Library's collection can be used on the wiki. Each microfilm or fiche was copied as per a specific contract, and some of the contracts prohibit the use of a microform's images on the wiki or in other publications.
  
Only staff inside the firewall or with remote VPN access to the employee network at LDS Church Headquarters can check image permissions.
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Images from collections can be included in the Wiki if the images are free to view to the general public, and have no restrictions such as the ability to save or print the image turned off.  
  
=== Setting up your computer to check permissions ===
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When submitting an image for approval, please include as much information about the image as possible, including a link to the image, the film number, and the collection name.
  
In order to set up your computer so that you can check permissions, you will need to follow the steps in the two PowerPoint presentations below:
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Select the [[Help:License templates#Template:FamilySearch_Limited_License|FamilySearch Limited License template]] as the license to use.
  
*Giving Access to the ODBC Database
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*Using the ODBC Database
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=== Steps in checking permissions for an image ===
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[[Category:Help|Getting Approval for]]
 
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#Using the ODBC instructions, check the call number or microform number to determine if the image may be uploaded to the FamilySearch Wiki.
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#If the following codes are returned from querying the ODBC, the image may be uploaded to the FamilySearch Wiki: K1, L1, M1, N1, and R1.
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#Check the dates of the document to determine that all individuals listed or mentioned in the document are deceased. (Typically, if the document is more than 120 years old, all individuals will be deceased.)
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#If the image is acceptable, follow any special instructions associated with T9A in the ODBC database, and then upload the image to the FamilySearch Wiki using the “Upload the Image” instructions.
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#If the ODBC query returns any other codes than K1, L1, M1, N1, or R1, the image must be rejected.
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#If the image is rejected, send the user a note explaining why the image was rejected.
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Not all images in the Family History Library's collection can be used on the wiki. Each microfilm or fiche was copied as per a specific contract, and some of the contracts prohibit the use of a microform's images on the wiki or in other publications.

Images from collections can be included in the Wiki if the images are free to view to the general public, and have no restrictions such as the ability to save or print the image turned off.

When submitting an image for approval, please include as much information about the image as possible, including a link to the image, the film number, and the collection name.

Select the FamilySearch Limited License template as the license to use.

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