by Cynthia


Beginning Wednesday, October 19, patrons of the Allen County Public Library will be able to order microfilms online from the Family History Center. Now you have the benefit of ordering films online from Salt Lake City while planning your research trip to The Genealogy Center. The combination of The Genealogy Center collection as well as having films from Salt Lake City readily available is a huge benefit. When you plan your trip, you may want to order films from the Family History Center approximately 3 to 4 weeks before your visit.


In order to access the order form, you will need to have a Family Search account. If you have created an account in order to see digital images online, you will not need to create an account. To create an account, go to click on Sign In in the upper right hand corner and scroll the screen down to the Create New Account button. For assistance and guidance, a User Manual is available.


With the new online system, you will be automatically notified if you choose film that is currently in the holdings at the selected facility. Also, you will be able to track your order and see if the film has been shipped or is on back order. The Family History Center will send notifications when your order has been processed, delivered to your selected location, and when the item is ready to be sent back to the Family History Center. At this point in time, you will be able to return or extend (making it permanent) your film requests.


Please contact The Genealogy Center if you have any questions about the new Family History Center microfilm ordering process.