Restricted records during COVID-19 outbreak

We have had several requests to remove record access restrictions as a result of the temporary closing of our FamilySearch Library and FamilySearch centers due to COVID-19 precautions. Due to contractual obligations, we unfortunately cannot offer expanded external access to records restricted to FamilySearch centers and affiliate libraries. We apologize for this inconvenience.
 
In the meantime, we encourage you to explore the vast record collections that are available on FamilySearch. Millions of new indexed records and images are added weekly. And if you haven’t used our new Explore Historical Images tools, you might be surprised at the potential discoveries you can make in our growing unindexed image collections.
 
We appreciate your patience, loyalty, and support.

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