Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche

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Introduction to FHCs Gotoarrow.png Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche

Microfilm and microfiche from the Family History Library are available via Online Film Ordering in most parts of the world.  Some areas may still use a paper-based order process at Family History Centers.

Online Film Ordering

There are two ways to order a film to view at a Family History Center.

  1. Locate the film you wish to order in the FamilySearch Catalog and click on the film number.
  2. Go to FamilySearch.org/films and order multiple films at the same time.

You can order films on the FamilySearch Microfilm Ordering Page

You must have a FamilySearch account, and will need to select your "favorite" FHC before you commence placing orders. Loan lengths and corresponding loan fees are shown on the site. Payment is made using Visa or Mastercard credit/debit card or PayPal.  You will be notified by email when your film has arrived and is available for your use.

If you have difficulty placing your order, stop by your local Family History Center and ask for assistance, or contact FamilySearch support.

Length of Order

You can order the microfilm for two lengths of time:

  • Short-term loan - With this loan, films must be returned within 90 days. A 60-day renewal option is available after your short-term loan expires.
  • Extended loan - The film will remain at the FHC indefinitely.
Further information: Introduction to LDS Family History Centers