Microfilm vs Microfiche

This is an interesting article comparing microfilm to microfiche. It’s often part of genealogy we don’t pay attention to, yet many of us (at least before the Internet) used these two forms to do our research.

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Microfilm and microfiche…maybe it’s the digital age we find ourselves living in, maybe it’s the fact that the English language is crazy and has no rhyme or reason (they both start with micro so they must be the same), or maybe it’s just that microform is a subject in which not many are well-versed, but these two are always getting mixed up.

I’m here to set the record straight.

Though microfilm and microfiche are often thought of as interchangeable terms, the two are actually very different. From formatting to storage to reading the images, microfilm and microfiche are not the same.

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