We have just added a PDF here in this blog-space that shows a list of all the microfilms that are housed here in the Monterey California Family History Center.
Even though FamilySearch is no longer making microfilms and fiche available for rent, our local Family History Center has about 5,000 “long term” films available to be viewed. Yes, some of these have been digitized and can be viewed in FamilySearch from home. But some are not. You can view and/or download the PDF file below which contains a list of the tape housed in Monterey FHC. Then, when you find a tape in your searching at FamilySearch.org, you can check here to see if we have it. If we do have it, then you can visit the center to view it.
Perhaps a few details about the report will help you use it. Basically the report is a cross reference between the film number in FamilySearch (called SLC Number) and the film identifier here (called FHC Number). The report is sorted in order of the SLC Number. The PDF file is searchable.
The SLC Number is a 7 digit number, our report includes leading zeros. Code of M means Film. Films that start with 6 are actually Fiche.
The FHC Number starts with ‘F-‘ followed by the state or country code. It is used as a locator in our Library. So F-IA-25 means the 25th film in our Iowa group.
Find the film first in Family Search. Then if you are interested in viewing the real thing, check this report to see if we have it.
If you need more help with using this report, perhaps we can create a Zoom “show-n-tell” meeting! Ask Shelly about that.
The PDF file is in a submenu under FHC in the menu bar. Find it here too: