365Itrani Films - VAULT ALERT!!!!!
- Mar 8, 2008I noticed while composing a response to our newest member, Martine,
that quite a few of the films for Itri now say "VAULT INTL Film"
rather than "FHL INTL Film'.
I do know that under certain circumstances, films that were previously
available to research, suddenly become restricted for reasons no one
aka the volunteers at my FHC has been able to tell me because they
don't know either. They just get notices from Salt Lake telling them
to pull the films and return them to the FHL.
If these films that are now "Vault" are to be restricted it would be a
major blow to all of us trying to research our ancestors in Itri! It
has been frustrating enough for me that I can only research the period
between 1809 -1865 but now to lose a major portion of the films of
that period would be an insurmountable research tragedy!
15 of the 26 films of records for Itri are now designated "Vault". I
called my FHC to see if that means the records are no longer available
but the volunteer did not know what "Vault" meant with respect to
films already on loan. So far, the Itrani films at the Warwick, RI
FHC that are on "Indefinite" loan and which constitute nearly a
complete set of all the 26 films available, all seem to still be there.
However, since I don't know if they will at some point in the near
future be ordered pulled from the files and sent back to Salt Lake,
I'm going to start living at the FHC because I am far from done with
searching through those films.
Can anyone tell the rest of us if "Vault" means that we are about to
lose access to over 50% of the available films on Itri or not??
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