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Do a Film/Fiche Search when you know the microfilm or microfiche number and want to see a description of its contents.
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''[[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog&nbsp;]] &gt; Film/Fiche Search'' <br>
  
A Film/Fiche Search is an exact search. Do not truncate (shorten) the number or use a wild card character in the search.
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Do a Film/Fiche Search when you know the microfilm or microfiche number and want to see a description of its contents.
  
== Steps to Search by Film/Fiche Number ==
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A Film/Fiche Search is an exact search. Do not truncate (shorten) the number or use a wild card character in the search.
  
# Go to [http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org].
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== Steps to Search by Film/Fiche Number  ==
# Click the '''Family History Library Catalog''' link under the heading '''Search Genealogy Records &amp; Library.'''
 
# Click '''Film/Fiche Search'''.
 
# Type a number, and click '''Search'''.
 
# Click a title.
 
# Click the '''View Film Notes''' button in the upper right hand corner to see the film or fiche numbers and additional details about the records.
 
  
Type the film number exactly. If the item is not on microfilm or microfiche, use another search.
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#Go to the [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog].
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#Click '''Film/Fiche Search'''.
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#Type a number.  
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#Click '''Search'''.
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#Click a title.
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#Click the '''View Film Notes''' button in the upper right hand corner to see the film or fiche numbers and additional details about the records.
  
== How Do I Understand the Results of a Film/Fiche Search? ==
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Type the film number exactly. If the item is not on microfilm or microfiche, use another search.
  
A Film/Fiche Search results in a Film Details record that contains:
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== How Do I Understand the Results of a Film/Fiche Search?  ==
  
* The microfilm or microfiche number.
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A Film/Fiche Search results in the catalog record. First, you will see the Title Details screen. It has a number of items of interest, including:<br>
* The title and author of the records on the microfilm or microfiche.
 
* If the film has more than one item, an item summary that shows which items on the film contain the title.
 
  
The Film Notes may contain a more detailed description of what is on the microfilm or microfiche. To view these notes:
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''Title of the record.'' It is usually created by the author.<br>
  
# Click on the title.
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''Author.'' It can be the name of an indiviaul or the name of a record office where the record is housed.<br>  
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== <!--{12051918178710} -->See also ==
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''Notes.'' These give general information that is good to know about the film or fiche.<br>  
  
[[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog]]
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''Subjects.'' This shows other ways that you can look in the catalog to find the same record, or find records about the same subject.<br>
  
[[Family_History_Library_Catalog_Place_Search|Family History Library Catalog Place Search]]
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''Language.'' This refers to the language in which the record is written.<br>
  
[[Family_History_Library_Catalog_Surname_Search|Family History Library Catalog Surname Search]]
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''Physical.'' It will show the number of microfilm rolls or fiche with this title.<br>
  
[[Family_History_Library_Catalog_Keyword_Search|Family History Library Catalog Keyword Search]]
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When you click on '''View Film Notes''', a new screen appears. It contains helpful information, such as: <br>
  
[[Family_History_Library_Catalog_Title_Search|Family History Library Catalog Title Search]]
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''Film or fiche number. ''Sometimes a record is on both film and fiche.''&nbsp;''
  
[[Family_History_Library_Catalog_Author_Search|Family History Library Catalog Author Search]]
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''Title and author.'' This is a repeat of the Title Details screen
  
[[Family_History_Library_Catalog_Subject_Search|Family History Library Catalog Subject Search]]
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''Family History Library location.'' If you plan to visit, this tells you which collection it can be found.
  
[[Family_History_Library_Catalog_Call_Number_Search|Family History Library Catalog Call Number Search]]<br>
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If the film has more than one item, an item summary that shows which items on the film contain the title.
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[[Category:Family_History_Library_Catalog]] [[Category:Online_library_catalogs]]
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== See also  ==
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[[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog]]
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[[Family History Library Catalog Place Search|Family History Library Catalog Place Search]]
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[[Family History Library Catalog Surname Search|Family History Library Catalog Surname Search]]
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[[Family History Library Catalog Keyword Search|Family History Library Catalog Keyword Search]]
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[[Family History Library Catalog Title Search|Family History Library Catalog Title Search]]
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[[Family History Library Catalog Author Search|Family History Library Catalog Author Search]]
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[[Family History Library Catalog Subject Search|Family History Library Catalog Subject Search]]
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[[Family History Library Catalog Call Number Search|Family History Library Catalog Call Number Search]]  
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<br> ''[[Family History Library Catalog Title Search|Title Search]] &nbsp;&lt; &nbsp;Previous&nbsp; | &nbsp;Next&nbsp; &gt;&nbsp; [[Family History Library Catalog Author Search|Author Search]]''
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[[Category:Family_History_Library_Catalog|Family_History_Library_Catalog]]

Revision as of 01:58, 8 January 2012

Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog  > Film/Fiche Search

Do a Film/Fiche Search when you know the microfilm or microfiche number and want to see a description of its contents.

A Film/Fiche Search is an exact search. Do not truncate (shorten) the number or use a wild card character in the search.

Steps to Search by Film/Fiche Number

  1. Go to the Family History Library Catalog.
  2. Click Film/Fiche Search.
  3. Type a number.
  4. Click Search.
  5. Click a title.
  6. Click the View Film Notes button in the upper right hand corner to see the film or fiche numbers and additional details about the records.

Type the film number exactly. If the item is not on microfilm or microfiche, use another search.

How Do I Understand the Results of a Film/Fiche Search?

A Film/Fiche Search results in the catalog record. First, you will see the Title Details screen. It has a number of items of interest, including:

Title of the record. It is usually created by the author.

Author. It can be the name of an indiviaul or the name of a record office where the record is housed.

Notes. These give general information that is good to know about the film or fiche.

Subjects. This shows other ways that you can look in the catalog to find the same record, or find records about the same subject.

Language. This refers to the language in which the record is written.

Physical. It will show the number of microfilm rolls or fiche with this title.

When you click on View Film Notes, a new screen appears. It contains helpful information, such as:

Film or fiche number. Sometimes a record is on both film and fiche. 

Title and author. This is a repeat of the Title Details screen

Family History Library location. If you plan to visit, this tells you which collection it can be found.

If the film has more than one item, an item summary that shows which items on the film contain the title.

See also

Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog

Family History Library Catalog Place Search

Family History Library Catalog Surname Search

Family History Library Catalog Keyword Search

Family History Library Catalog Title Search

Family History Library Catalog Author Search

Family History Library Catalog Subject Search

Family History Library Catalog Call Number Search


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