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Microfilming Program

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The Center for Archival Collections, through a cooperative arrangement with the Genealogical Society of Utah, participates in a program which allows for the microfilming of many government and church records at no cost to the participating institution. The following records will be microfilmed from their beginning through the date indicated below, or to the end of the volume. Books or volumes will be microfilmed in their entirety unless specified by the local custodians, and the original materials will be returned to them. Microfilm copies of these records will be deposited at the Center for Archival Collections, and at the Genealogical Society of Utah. Records which do not meet the program criteria may be microfilmed for our regular fees.

Local Government Records

  • Cemetery Records
    • (Except financial accounts or minutes) to present
  • State, County, and Local Government Vital Records
    • Birth Records to 1930
    • Death Records to present
    • Marriages to 1950
    • Divorces to 1930
  • Probate Records
    • Wills, Inventories, Administrations, Settlements, Guardianships, etc. to 1930
  • Land Records
    • Deeds, Patents, Grants (Mortgages, if in Deed book) to 1900
  • Military Records
    • Pensions, Discharges, etc. to 1930
  • Naturalization Records
    • Declarations of Intent, Petitions, Final Papers to 1930
  • Census Records to 1920
  • Records containing vital information:
    • Emancipations, Children's Homes, Jail/Prison, School Records, etc. to 1930

Church Records Microfilming Program

Volumes which contain these records will be microfilmed

  • Baptisms to 1930
  • Marriages to 1930
  • Deaths to present
  • Interments to present

Volumes which contain these records

  • Record Books
  • First Communions
  • Membership Rosters
  • Minutes (Administrative/Board of Trustees or Directors, 19th and early 20th century)

will be accepted by the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU) only if they are found in books containing records from the first group, or if they specify relationships or dates of baptism, birth, death, interment, or marriage.

Microfilm copies of the records will be deposited at the Center for Archival Collections, and at the Genealogical Society of Utah. Records which do not meet the program criteria may be microfilmed for our regular fees.

The Center for Archival Collections has been authorized by the Diocese of Toledo to microfilm parish records. In keeping with the guidelines established by the Diocese, baptismal and marriage records are closed to researchers for a period of seventy (70) years from their creation. For further information on access to restricted records, see Access to Diocese Records.

All other parish records may be microfilmed under the guidelines described above.

For additional information, contact:
Kathy Gardner, Micrographics Specialist
Center for Archival Collections
5th Floor, Jerome Library
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
Telephone: +1-419-874-4128 or +1-419-372-5763