The Difference Between Microfilm and Microfiche
September 08, 2011
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.
Thousands of fiche can be kept in a cabinet that would contain 300 microfilm or more, but one microfilm can hold many more images (600 to 2,400 depending on the size of the film) than one fiche (usually under 200 pages). The microfilm readers at the Midwest Genealogy Center will read both film and fiche, and the staff is happy to show you how to use them. Come in and check out what is available in microform today!!
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