[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Access problems - Online St. Petersburg Records - Official explanation

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Fri Oct 28 09:25:54 PDT 2011

Sad news.  I have received an official response from Family Search as follows:

"Thank you for contacting FamilySearch regarding images in the Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates 1833-1885.

 is a restricted image collection.  FamilySearch has rights given by the
 Russian Society of Historians and Archivists, in Moscow, Russia to 
publish images online to users with an LDS sign in. An LDS sign in can 
only be obtained by those having an LDS membership record number.  
 records are available on microfilm which can be ordered for viewing 
into the nearest FamilySearch Center."

As I interpret this, you should not have to order in a microfilm.  You can go to the FamilySearch Centre where you would normally order the microfilm and have an LDS member open the online images for you.  It still means leaving home to do it but that seems to be the best option at this stage.

Jerry Frank

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