On Sept 1, 2017 FamilySearch will make a big change to how they handle their vast collection of microfilmed genealogy records by no longer distributing them to the thousands of Family History Centers in the US and elsewhere.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
FamilySearch to End Microfilm Distribution, Plans to Digitize All Records by 2020 | Family History Daily
Question is: they have census records on microfilm, which patrons can look at at Family History Centers, but the digital versions are at present only to those who subscribe to "for pay" services like Ancestry.com and Find My Past. How will this affect those commercial firms? FamilySearch to End Microfilm Distribution, Plans to Digitize All Records by 2020 | Family History Daily: