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Knowing which microfilms are scheduled to be digitalized.

First than anything Thank you so much for your site and the info (it can be addicting looking for this info). My suggestion would indicate which books, microfilms or file will be digitalized in future and which won’t be available. In my case some important microfilms aren’t available, and I I would like to have the certitude if I will be able to access to them or not.
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  • It is a shame that FamilySearch is not willing or able (in fairness, it's probably because they do not have the resources) to share this kind of information with its patrons. If you request a particular microfilm to be digitized as a priority, perhaps you might get a response that it is not included in the digitization program. You would then know that (probably due to contractual reasons) the film will perhaps never be available to view on FamilySearch. So maybe this is worth a try, to see what response (if any) you receive.

    However, I have had similar problems in trying to obtain detailed information when, say, a FamilySearch records collection is updated - does the update include more records for certain years relating to parishes already included in the collection, or are the records for additional "new" parishes being added? FamilySearch communications are never too good when it comes to specific detail but, as I say, we should probably put that down to (not being a commercial organization like Ancestry or Find My Past) resources being far more limited when it comes to providing this kind of information.
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  • If you have a film you need that has not been digitized, you can reach out to FamilySearch support to express your interest in having that particular film being prioritized earlier in the scanning process, through the "Get Help" tab at the top right hand corner of the webpage, requesting the Historical Records Team.
    https://www.familysearch.org/ask/faq#...
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    Regarding Paul's comments above "does the update include more records for certain years relating to parishes already included in the collection, or are the records for additional "new" parishes being added?" I completely agree that this sort of information should be provided, and I suspect the lack of this information must be due to IT/website staff who are mechanically doing their job without any appreciation of the genealogical issues involved. I suspect it is not really a matter of resources, as this information must be known by someone. Perhaps it is management failure that it has not been specified that this information should be routinely included.
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