Talk:England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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There is a glaring omission from this page, namely that in order for a non-LDS researcher to view the images it is necessary to visit a local LDS Family History Centre, as non-LDS members cannot view the images online. I would have thought that such basic explanation is the function of a page linked to the presentation of restricted collections.

Since most of your Kent contributor group cannot view the collection it follows that unless you offer clues on what links you wish to enter parish pages that can be copied you are effectively seeking to recruit LDS members to help you.

There are two forum threads relating to publishing a collection which has restricted access without the necessary explanation.

Ps1964 23:48, 1 March 2012 (UTC)


Response: This section has been added to the article: Image Visibility Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The England, Kent, Parish Chest collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a FamilySearch Center near you.

For those in the United Kingdom, images may also be viewed by visiting the Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone, England.

Dorothy Horan, User Guidance Supervisor 15:58, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Links at the Top of the Page

We are grateful for contributions to the wiki--especially links to helpful information available elsewhere. I have removed the following links that were added to this page not because the information was irrelevant, but because the links are already available in the article and it is good to avoid redundancy.

This link Back to Kent Wills and Probate - browse images page is available in the box at the very top of the page where it says "access the records":

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: England, Kent, Wills and Probate, 1440-1881 .
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And this link Go to England main page is available in the "Related Wiki Articles" section.

We'd love to discuss other ideas if you feel these links are not visible enough to readers.

Alexandra Burton, User Guidance Coordinator 15:09, 26 Aug 2015 (UTC)