Talk:Switzerland Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues

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I've just been over at message boards and they say that one cannot access Switzerland church Records. I thought that was old news. Since everyone can get an LDS login isn't everybody able to access this record set? Question #2 was posted over 6 months ago. Since I don't have a non lds account I can't test it.

  • Question #2: Why do I receive a message that some of the images are unavailable unless I sign in or go to a family history center?
    • Answer #2: FamilySearch has limited rights, granted by the record custodians, to publish images for the diocese of Bern to the following groups: Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and patrons with an LDS login (members of the sponsoring organization). Other records may be viewed by all patrons.

Posted by: Guggisberg

Despite much back-and-forth with the actual record custodian for Bern church records (Staatsarchiv Bern) and some folks at, these images still remain inaccessible at the Family History Centers worldwide to registered non-LDS members despite assurances to the contrary.

Many registered non-LDS members that seek access to this collection are contributing volunteers helping with the global indexing project. It would be nice, if this could be resolved soon.

ANSWER: Thank you for bringing this to our attention. These records should be available at a FamilySearch Center. An engineering request has been issued to investigate the problem.
Tomwilde 17:56, 21 March 2013 (UTC)