Saturday, February 11, 2017

Ordering FHL Microfilms 15-20 Years Ago


This week I started working on converting my (messy) craft room into a genealogy room/office. I have piles and piles of papers, notebooks, and books to sort through. It's kind of overwhelming, but I'm sure I'll make some neat discoveries that I'd forgotten!


Today I came across some old microfilm order slips from when I first started doing genealogy. Back then, we didn't order the microfilm online. We went to our local family history center and filled out an order card. Then we waited for notification that our film had arrived via snail mail.


The oldest card I found was from the year I started doing genealogy in 1998. Today, films cost $7.50, but back then they were only $3.25. It sure is nice to be able to order online!

4 comments:

  1. Hello, you have a fascinating blog. I am currently doing my own family search and fortunately have managed to find some of my cousins online. It took me a while and I just had to keep plugging at it, but thankfully managed to find them thanks to the help of Google and Facebook...and lots of searching. :)

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    1. Hi, Linda. Thank you so much for your kind words! I really needed the encouragement. :) And, congrats on all you've done with your family research. Yes, it takes time! And a lot of work! But, it's worth it.

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  2. Looking forward to learning more about your process and progress. My "office" looks much like your craft room turning into an office. Too many bright shiny objects in the piles to stick to the task. Sigh.

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    1. Today I went ahead and moved my piles to the floor. I will slowly work through them! I bet I could work on only the papers I already have for a year and still discover lots. I'm busy with a "hairy" document today that I hope to blog about over several days this week. So much to learn & discover!

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