Midland County Library is an Affiliate of FHL


The Redfern Genealogical Research Center is an
Affiliate of The Family History Library
in Salt Lake City, Utah

Family History Library Catalog

A "free" account with familysearch.org must be established in order to use this service. Redfern Genealogical Research Center Staff can assist you with this process.

The Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, Utah is the largest genealogical library in the world. It was founded to gather genealogical records and assist members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) with their family history. Now open to the general public, the Family History Library collection includes over two million rolls of microfilm which are available to Redfern Genealogical Research Center patrons. These records are from the United States, Canada, the British Isles, Europe, Latin America and Africa.

After choosing the microfilm or microfiche desired from the (FHL) catalog, ordering is done online using the (FHL) ordering service found at the following link: https://familysearch.org/films/. During the ordering process, you may choose the Midland County Library as the destination of your order. Varying fees apply when ordering from the (FHL). More information is available at the Family History Library website.

Only microfilm and microfiche, not books, may be ordered from the Family History Library. Generally, film arrives in two or three weeks and you will be notified by email when your film is available for use. You have unlimited use of the film in the Genealogy Section of the Midland County Centennial Library for ninety days. Film may be renewed a second time for an additional sixty days.