Italy, Messina, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues

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Known Issues

Question #1: I get a message “This image is available when using the site at the family history center or to signed-in members of supporting organizations” I used to be able to view them. Has something changed? Can I view these records?
Answer #1: Images for this collection, which at one time were accessible, are now only visible to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and those accessing FamilySearch at the FamilySearch Centers. Please contact the FamilySearch Center to verify that they are certified to view these images.

Question #2: Even when I sign in using my LDS sign-in, I cannot find the images for which I am searching. Is there a way to find these images?
Answer #2: Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. Italian Data Privacy rules prohibit viewing the following records:

All birth images must be 100 years or older; all marriage images must be 70 years or older, and all death images must be 70 years or older.

If any record on a digital folder contains birth records from the last 100 years, for example, the entire digital folder is restricted.

The Historical Records collections will be updated each year to show new unrestricted records. FamilySearch respects and strives to adhere to all privacy laws respective to preserving and providing access to genealogical records in its collection.

If you encounter additional problems with this collection, feel free to report them to Please include the following information:

  • When browsing this collection: please include full path you followed to where the problem occurred. The browse path is located above the Image viewer window.  For example: Italy, Messina Civil Registration (State Archives), 1820-1865 > Brolo > Nati 1832 (Registro 1700 > Image 5 of 31.
  • If you are reporting a technical issue: please include your operating system and browser, such as Windows XP and Internet Explorer.

Your assistance will help ensure that future revisions will be considered.

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