There are many ways to save genealogical information these days. But for many years, the most popular was microfilm and microfiche. With the right type of materials and filming, microfilm can have a shelf life of 200 years! A microfilm looks like a movie film reel, but is much smaller. A microfiche is a card that is 105 x148 mm in size.
The Kansas State Historical Society has announced that, effective April 1, 2013, they have suspended their interlibrary loan (ILL) program to out-of-state libraries. What does this means for the patrons of the Midwest Genealogy Center? Unfortunately, we will no longer be able to borrow newspapers on microfilm from the Kansas State Historical Society.
Ordering Microfilm from the Family History Library
Ever wish you could visit the Family History Library in Salt Lake City to look at microfilm?? Well, you don’t have to travel that far! You can order the film from Familysearch.org and have it sent to any participating library or Family History Center.