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'''Reasons for restriction'''
 
'''Reasons for restriction'''
  
If a microfilm is restricted it is usually because the copyright holder allowed the record to be microfilmed but under certain restrictions. This may have allowed the owner of the original record to preserve a copy of the original record although users may need to visit the local archive to view the documents.
 
  
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If a microfilm is restricted it is usually because the copyright holder or repository
  
  
In some cases a microfilm may have sixteen different items on the microfilm. If item three of the sixteen items on the microfilm is a restricted item, that would prevent the microfilm from being loaned to a family history center and perhaps from being available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
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allowed the record to be microfilmed but under certain restrictions. This may have allowed the owner of the original record to preserve a copy of the original record although users may need to visit the local archive to view the documents.<br>
  
  
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In some cases a microfilm may have several
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different items on the microfilm. If one or more items&nbsp;on the microfilm&nbsp;are restrict, that would prevent the microfilm from being loaned to a family history center and perhaps from being available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
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'''Levels of restriction'''
 
'''Levels of restriction'''
  
Some microfilm may be accessable at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City but not at any of the family history centers around the world.
 
  
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Some microfilm may be accessable at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and in certain family history centers
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but not at other family history centers around the world.
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'''How to access information on a restricted microfilm'''
 
'''How to access information on a restricted microfilm'''
  
 
# Contact the repository where the original record is housed and see if they allow the record to be viewed at their office or will make copies for personal research.
 
# Contact the repository where the original record is housed and see if they allow the record to be viewed at their office or will make copies for personal research.
# If the item you need to view is a book of any sort try a search on Google under the category books: [http://books.google.com/ books.google.com/]  
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# If the item you need to view is a book of any sort try a search on Google under the category books: [http://books.google.com/ books.google.com/]
 
# Search online to see if the book may be available for purchase. Bookfinder4u is an excellent choice because a search there includes 130 bookshops and thousands of online resources. You can also search for used and out of print books. [http://www.bookfinder4u.com/ www.bookfinder4u.com/]
 
# Search online to see if the book may be available for purchase. Bookfinder4u is an excellent choice because a search there includes 130 bookshops and thousands of online resources. You can also search for used and out of print books. [http://www.bookfinder4u.com/ www.bookfinder4u.com/]
 
# Search WorldCat to see if a public or university library near you has the book.
 
# Search WorldCat to see if a public or university library near you has the book.
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# Sometimes, even though the film or book may be restricted from circulation, you may be able to get copies of the index or a particular page or pages by using our photo-duplication service.
  
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Revision as of 20:22, 30 January 2008

There are various reasons that a microfilm may be restricted and also levels of restriction.

Reasons for restriction


If a microfilm is restricted it is usually because the copyright holder or repository


allowed the record to be microfilmed but under certain restrictions. This may have allowed the owner of the original record to preserve a copy of the original record although users may need to visit the local archive to view the documents.


In some cases a microfilm may have several


different items on the microfilm. If one or more items on the microfilm are restrict, that would prevent the microfilm from being loaned to a family history center and perhaps from being available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.


Levels of restriction


Some microfilm may be accessable at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and in certain family history centers


but not at other family history centers around the world.


How to access information on a restricted microfilm

  1. Contact the repository where the original record is housed and see if they allow the record to be viewed at their office or will make copies for personal research.
  2. If the item you need to view is a book of any sort try a search on Google under the category books: books.google.com/
  3. Search online to see if the book may be available for purchase. Bookfinder4u is an excellent choice because a search there includes 130 bookshops and thousands of online resources. You can also search for used and out of print books. www.bookfinder4u.com/
  4. Search WorldCat to see if a public or university library near you has the book.
  5. Sometimes, even though the film or book may be restricted from circulation, you may be able to get copies of the index or a particular page or pages by using our photo-duplication service.