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Using a Microfilm Machine

using a microfilm reader for genealogy

A typical microfilm reader in a library

Even in today’s modern world of Internet and digital resources, there is a place for the lowly microfilm machine. If you are going to be doing any in-person genealogy research at smaller or older libraries, you’ll need to know your way around using one.

Over the years, many archives of newspapers and periodicals have been kept on microfilm because it takes up far less space and that was really the only format available at the time. Even old books may be kept this way. More and more libraries are moving towards digital options, old material is still on microfilm more often than not. (more…)

03 Feb 2013