Talk:United Kingdom, World War I Service Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Useless collection of records

The United Kingdom, World War I Service Records are useless as they now stand on RecordSearch! Why are they useless, you ask?  Because they are only viewable in a limited number of places - namely LDS family history centres.  How many of them are there in the world?  Nowhere near as many as the millions of online users looking at RecordSearch from their home computer and seeing the record set listed there!  This is clearly a blatant case of deceptive advertising.  The record set is simply not available to the vast majority of RecordSearch users, and for the LDS to list it in this way is most disengenious, to say the least.  Shame on the LDS to trumpet the fact that they have this record set - basically they are saying "We have this - but you can't seeeee it!"

Not Impressed folks!

Dear Patron, I am sorry you are having problems getting to the records. I just checked and went straight to them. The link is at the top of the page click on the top blue link after access to the records. This takes you to Family Search. Click on Browse through 19 Million + records, then on the next page click on the letter of the Last name you want to search. It will take you to the actual records (1000+ per view). To go through images just use the arrows on each side of the number box. Good luck! Sandralpond 18:29, 19 April 2013 (UTC)
Please go to this wiki page and read the Image Visibility statement. You will see that access to records are governed by the custodian of the records.,_World_War_I_Service_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records
Image Visibility:
Whenever possible, Family Search makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record Custodians. The United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920 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.

Yes you are correct. I would like to point out the following "The National Archives at Kew in the London area is the caretaker of most of the military records." And therefor they are the one that has set this limit. I am sorry that all are not allowed to see these records. And as stated in the above "Whenever possible, Family Search makes images available for all users." I am sorry I misunderstood the problem and hope you can forgiven this mistake. Hope all your future searches will be easier.

Sandralpond 00:08, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

Go here to find your nearest Family History Center