Michigan Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues

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Known Issues


NOTE: For a way to determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection or how to find missing images elsewhere, see Article 56000, Using Film Notes in the Catalog to determine the content of a final browse point in Historical Records .

NOTE: Most missing records are available on microfilm. See Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche for instructions on ordering microfilm as well as finding a local FamilySearch Center where you can view the films.

NOTE: Many films are not available online either because they have yet to be digitized or the rights to view the images are restricted by the record custodian.

Question #1: Sometimes I get a message “Image not Available” for some of the records even when I am signed in. How can I view these records?
Answer #1: Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. FamilySearch respects and strives to adhere to all privacy laws respective to preserving and providing access to genealogical records in its collections. The microfilms are available for viewing at a local FamilySearch Center.


If you encounter additional problems with this collection, feel free to report them at support@familysearch.org. Please include the following information:

  • If browsing this collection: please include the full path you followed to where the problem occurred. The browse path is located above the Image viewer window. 
    For example: Michigan, Probate Records, 1797-1973 > Eaton > Probate packets no date no A788-A937 > Image 43 of 3195.
  • If you are reporting a technical issue: please include your operating system and browser version, such as Windows 7 and Internet Explorer.

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

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