Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections

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At times, users of the FamilySearch website will encounter this pop-up message when attempting to view images of historical records:


When record custodians grant access to FamilySearch to copy and distribute images of their records, a variety of contractual agreements are made. In some situations, record custodians do not allow FamilySearch to publish records online.

Watch a YouTube video explanation:

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Some FamilySearch restricted images may be viewed when a user is signed-in to FamilySearch. Some images may only be viewed online by members of supporting organizations. Other images are only viewable on computers at family history centers.

To find the family history center nearest you, search the Find a Family History Center Map.