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How Do I Find a Record That Has a FHL Film Number on Ancestry?

Sometimes you might come across a record the is indexed on The record may have a FHL Film Number. Ever wonder how you would find the original? Well, the first thing that you want to do is write down the number. In this example that came from a member of Genealogy! Just Ask!, the number is 991256.

Next, you would go over to the FamilySearch Catalog and search for that number: 991256.

Make sure you select Film/Fiche/Image Group Number (DGS). Then put the number in the space that come up.

You will be given the following result:

Then click on "Parish Registers for Belhevie, 1624-1854." Now notice you have found the appropriate film number. It is the first flim number at the top. Please read the "About this record" which is at the bottom.

The film number has a image number: 8075675, and a format. When you click on the camera with the key, you will notice that you have be at a FamilySearch center or FamilySearch affiliate library.

Click on while you are at a FamilySearch center or FamilySearch affiliate library.


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