FamilySearch Catalog Film/Fiche Number 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.

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
  2. Click the Family History Library Catalog link under the heading Search Genealogy Records & Library.
  3. Click Film/Fiche Search.
  4. Type a number, and 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 a Film Details record that contains:

  • The microfilm or microfiche number.
  • 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:

  1. Click on the title.
  2. Click the Film Notes tab.