Sunday, January 20, 2013

203. Sullivan Library Becomes FamilySearch Afflilate

   I was beginning to wonder if any of the area libraries would take advantage of the FamilySearch Affiliate program, allowing local researchers to expand their film viewing opportunities. Kudos to the SullivanMunce administration in Zionsville for keeping on the cutting edge of genealogy.
   Note the PR release below:
 SullivanMunce Cultural Center Expands Genealogy Resources

            The SullivanMunce Cultural Center announced today it is the newest FamilySearch affiliate library.  The new designation means library patrons will have greater and more convenient access to the wealth of genealogical resources available through FamilySearch.
            FamilySearch is extending access to its collections by circulating microfilms of the historic records through select public libraries.  The SullivanMunce Cultural Center is now one of those libraries.  It is a priceless resource for local residents interested in discovering their family tree.
            According to Paul Nauta, FamilySearch public affairs manager, “If FamilySearch has filmed the records they need, then as far as they will need to travel to view them is the SullivanMunce Cultural Center.”
            There is a nominal fee of $7.50 to order a microfilm.  Once the film arrives, patrons use the microfilm reader at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center to peruse it.  The Family History Library Catalog at familysearch.org can be searched to see available films for ordering. 
            The SullivanMunce Cultural Center is located at 225 West Hawthorne Street in Zionsville, IN; just two blocks west of the brick Main Street.  Hours are Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Please call 317.873.4900 or visit www.sullivanmunce.org  for more information.
 

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