Digital Icons at FamilySearch

FamilySearch improved their icons indicating what sort of digital access is available to records on their site. This list is current as of the date of this post. Corrections or suggestions can be sent to me at

The “format” icon with a key above the camera indicates that a digital image is available, but online access is restricted.


Those images can only be viewed by:

  • members of the church who are logged into their accounts
  • patrons at a family history center
  • patrons at a FamilySearch affiliate library

As shown below. There is never a charge to use a family history center or affiliate library.


The camera without the key above it indicates that digital images are available to anyone accessing the internet. This roll of film has an index as well–indicated by the magnifying glass.


The camera with the “screen” behind it indicates that digital images are available at a “partner site.” The partner site images can be accessed at a family history center or FamilySearch affiliate library–or through a personal account to the site. Partner sites are usually commercial companies to which private individuals can subscribe.


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