Did you know that you can submit a request to Family Search for Photo Duplication service of one of their indexed databases for a found indexed record?
Stanczyk did not know either. Then I read: “How to order an indexed document from Family Search” by Selma Blackmon . At any rate, you can follow her steps to submit a request. I was able to utilize the info she wrote and submit a request (I am waiting for my emailed document, but I will update my readers when I get the result). Now you only get an email with an attachment of the image for the indexed record, which you request.
I’ll save you a few steps by putting the link below (so you do not have to search for it)
- You need an account [they are free]. Go to FamilySearc.org and click on “Join For Free” to register.
- After you have registered and you login to your new account, go to: https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Photoduplication_Services
- Lookup your indexed record. In Stanczyk’s case I chose the database: “Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952,”
- Notice that is only an index without any images. So I wanted to order the image of the death certificate I was interested in.
- I searched on “Elyasz” to get the info for Stanley M. Elyasz in order to submit the request
- I read the instruction from the above Photoduplication Services web page.
- I clicked on the green button, “Photoduplication Request Form”
- I filled in ALL fields with the info from the index result page of Stanley M. Elyasz and used that info
- Click on Submit
If you filled in ALL fields then you get the result I did in the picture at the top of this article. But you must fill in all fields or it will sit there as if it ignored your request — sadly no error message indicated I needed to fill in ALL fields.
The cost for an email of the document: $0.00. Most genealogists have an account to search the online images in the many databases that Family Search has published. But if not, then this Photoduplication Service should give you the impetus to register for an account.
PRICELESS! Thank you Family Search.org for providing this valuable service and Selma Blackmon for writing about it.
Returned Image [1-JULY-2014] from Submitted Request: