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Known Issues

Question #1: When I find the name of a person I am searching for and click on “View Image” I am taken to the wrong image. How can I find the image of the person I am searching for?
Answer #1: Some images are incorrectly linked, and they may be several records off.
Certificates may be located by finding the certificate number, reference number or the page number found on the record details page (indexed information of the person you are searching for), and then moving through the images until you find the correct certificate number, reference number or page number. In some cases there is no reference number or certificate number, but you can still often find the image by scrolling forward or backward several images. There are instances where the links are several images off and the only way to match the image and record is to locate the Marriage date on the record details page, then move through the images until you find that date, then find the correct record at that date.

There is an instance in Miami County where some of the records have been misplaced in a different browse point causing the links to be incorrect. The correct browse point has also been labeled with the wrong years. Marriage Records 1807-1823 vol D should be labeled Marriage Records 1823-1834 vol D. In the browse point Marriage records 1807-1823 vol A, images186-204 are actually the first pages (pages 1-29) of vol D. If your record details page has a marriage date in 1823-24 and the link is wrong, you might look through these images. You can then match the page and record number that are listed on the record details page.

There may be instances where the images are not linked correctly due to the correct images being missed in the upload. In that case, you can check the film number on the record details page and order the film (See Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche) into the a local FamilySearch Center and view the image there.

Question #2: When I try to view an image, the record is partially covered by another piece of paper. Is there a way to view the entire image without the paper?
Answer #2: When a record contained an overlay, it was filmed twice, once with the overlay and once without so that no pertinent information was lost. Scroll forward, or sometimes backwards, until you see the image free of overlays.

Question #3: I have an ancestor who appears to have been indexed with the incorrect parents. The names are not consistent. How can I verify this?
Answer #3: Because these records have two records to a page – four records to an image – there may be a few instances where the indexer incorrectly extracted information across the records. Your best recourse is to always check the image itself to verify the information.

Question #4: When trying to view images for records in Allen County, I find there is No Image Available. Can you explain this?
Answer #4: The images in Allen County are from restricted films and are not available for viewing online at this time. The films can be ordered (See Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche) in to a local FamilySearch Center

Question #5: In the Clark > Marriage index 1825-1939 vol 1 AK browse point I find an index of probate records. Where is the marriage index?
Answer #5: These records are incorrectly labeled as Marriage Indexes. There is no Marriage index for these records.

Question #6: When viewing Cuyahoga County Marriage records 1941 vol 199 the images are so light that they are extremely difficult to read. Can this be corrected?
Answer #6: As noted on image 1 the notes from those who filmed the records indicate that the original record was “poor copy”, “negative original” and “whole volume”. This indicates that they did the best they could filming this volume considering the condition of the original record.

Question #7: In the marriage records for Fulton County, volumes 3 and 4 are missing. Are these records available to view online?
Answer #7: Yes, these records are available. They were incorrectly filed under Huron County. If you search Huron County > Marriages 1864-1877 vol 3 and Marriage records 1877-1884, vol 4 you will find the miss Fulton County records.

Question #8: When searching the records for Greene County 1803-1840, Vol A Image 180 shows pages 221-222. Image 181 shows pages 225-226. Pages 223-224 are missing. Are they available?
Question #8: Pages 223-224 can be found on the original microfilm. You would need to order microfilm 534105 to be viewed at your local FamilySearch Center.

Question #9: Are there mixed records in some of the  browse points?
Answer #9: For some counties, the Marriage Books contain more than just marriage records, for instance:

  • In Jefferson County on DGS 4017742, there are Estate files that have been incorrectly indexed as marriage records.
  • In Miami > Marriage records 1807-1823 vol A there are Last Will and Testament records

Question #10: There appear to be records in Jefferson County that are not marriage records. Can you help me with that?
Answer #10: There are instances in Jefferson County where the record details pages are linked to Probate Records or Declarations of Intention. These records share a film with marriage records.
The engineers are aware of this concern. Until it is resolved you can order film #2297273 (See Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche) into aFamilySearch Center near you and view the images there. The following records are on the film:

  • Item 1: Administrators' dockets, v. 9 (from p. 276), 1915-1918
  • Item 2: Application for naturalization, 1887-1892
  • Item 3: Declaration of intention, v. 12 (no. 5497-5996), 1922-1923 (another filming)
  • Item 4: Certificate of marriage, 1912-1941

Question #11: When I try to view images from Licking County, I just get a blank or black page. Is there a way to view these images?
Answer #11: Images of marriage records for the years: 1875-1879, 1899-1901, 1908-1910, 1917-1920, 1920-1921, 1929-1933 and the marriage index for 1808-1950 from Licking County appear to be missing when using some browsers. Try using a different browser. If you still cannot view the images you may want to visit a Family History Center where you would be able to view them, or you could order the films and view them at your Family History Center. Instructions for ordering and viewing films can be found at: Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche.

Question #12: When I try to view a marriage consent for an ancestor married in 1917 in Mercer County I am directed to an image from 1885. Can you help me with this?
Answer #12: The images for Marriage Consents from 1883-1885.have been incorrectly loaded into the browse point Mercer > Marriage Consents 1917 causing the images for these years to be linked incorrectly as well. Until this is corrected you may view the 1917 images by ordering film #1872080 on item 17. See ordering notes in #8 above.

Question #13: Why do I have to sign in to view the images from Portage County?
Answer #13: FamilySearch does not own historical records. We negotiate with record owners for access to their records. Record owners can place restrictions on who can view their records. Portage County has requested that anyone who views their records must sign in first. We honor that request by requiring patrons to sign in to view images from this county’s records.

If you encounter additional problems with this collection, feel free to report them at support@familysearch.org. Please include the following information:

  • If searching a specific collection: please include the name of the collection; include all search criteria used, including name, event, dates and places.
  • If browsing this collection: please include the full path you followed to where the problem occurred. The browse path is located above the Image viewer window.
    For example: Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994 > Cuyahoga > Marriage records 1832-1839 vol 3 > Image 27 of 201.
  • If you are reporting a technical issue: please include your operating system and browser version, such as Windows XP and Internet Explorer.

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