Once you have found a registration number, you have the choice of ordering
it from the Archives of Ontario or the Latter Day Saints library. I have used
both methods, and each has its advantages.
The Archives of Ontario is a bit more limited, letting you order only
3 films per order, and it takes up to 8 weeks or more to supply the films.
However I have never had to pay a fee for their service, which may be because
of the policies of our local library.
The Family History Department of the Latter Day Saints will supply
photocopies of the registrations for a fee. It takes about 4 weeks to place
an order and receive back the copies. The charge is $2.00 per page, with a minimum
charge of $4.00. Payment is sent with the order and any overpayment is refunded in
the form of a credit slip. They request a maximum of 8 film items per order, with
a minimum of two weeks between orders. The form to use is called
Request for Photocopies and is identified as form 31768. You don't place these
orders at the local family history libraries, but rather you send it directly to Salt
Lake City and the copies come directly to your home address.
The following notice indicates the result of a recent (August 2002) price rise.
"Copy costs were originally set at 25
cents, US per copy in the early 1980's and have remained at that level
since. The fee no longer covers the cost of producing and shipping the
copies. As a result, it is necessary to increase the cost to US $2.00
per copy for census records, books, microfilms, microfiche and patron
submissions with a minimum $4.00 charge per request. Postal charges are
included in the price"
If your local family history library doesn't have the forms, or if you are not
close to one, the forms can be obtained from:
Family History Department
35 N West Temple Street
Salt Lake City UT 84150-3400
or you can phone 1-800-453-3860 ext. 3511 to have a copy mailed to you.
Prices are in US dollars.
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