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Finding National Archive films in the FamilySearch Catalog

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You can search the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) microform records available within our collection by using the FamilySearch Catalog on the Internet:

  1. Go to
  2. Hover over the Search tab, and click Catalog
  3. Select the Keywords Search
  4. Type "microfilm publications" (with the quotes), plus a keyword [keyword - ie. Passenger].
  5. Click Search button

If the Keyword Search is not available online, search the NARA record by title:

  1. Go to
  2. Hover over the Search tab, and click Catalog
  3. Click Titles Search
  4. Type the National Archives title for the record you are searching
  5. Click the Search button
  6. Click the underlined title that matches the record you are searching


  • If there is a microfilm or microfiche for the item, the option Film Notes will appear at the top of the screen. Click that option to see more details.
  • The Titles Search is a keywords search. The computer will search for the words you enter wherever they are found in the title. You do not need to know the exact order of the words you want to find.

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