You may recall that in March I went to the San Miguel County, New Mexico courthouse on a records hunt, only to find the building gutted and the records completely inaccessible.
My backup plan was to order microfilms for the dates I believe my great-great grandmother married her second husband. I ordered those films and waited.
Today I got the call that the microfilms are "restricted" and I cannot have them. Specifically films #1574070 and #1542780, are on the naughty list. Both films deal with San Miguel County (NM) marriage records circa 1900--well over 100 years old.
I assume the restriction was placed by whoever provided the records and not the Family History Library itself. I was so surprised, I forgot to ask if that was the case of the volunteer that had to break the news to me.
I don't have much experience with New Mexico records and I don't know much about the time my ancestors were there. Mostly I don't know much about them because I'm having such a hard time getting information.
Has anybody dealt with "restricted" microfilms? Can I get them in Salt Lake City? or would I be denied there, too? With both the courthouse and the FHL out of the question, I'm running out of ideas on how to find a record for a marriage that took place probably between 1898-1901 in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
I'd be more bummed but I have to go be a mom right now.