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From: Claire K <>
Subject: Re: [Phly-Rts] PHILLY-ROOTS Digest, Vol 6, Issue 13
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 19:12:51 -0500
The Phila. City Archives does not charge an entry fee, and they discontinued the pay-to-view microfilm readers some years ago. The only cost now is for copies. All the BMD microfilm is self-serve, so the only real strategy is to have your research organized by priority. In the (unlikely, these days) event that the readers are all busy, you might want a separate list of 1860-1884 marriages you want to look for -- those indexes are in books on open shelves. There are other indexes / reference books on the shelves, too, so there are other things to do if you're waiting for a reader to open up. And if you're looking for births from 1906-1915, they're on index cards in the back, so you should ask for them at the desk early, to give them time to pull them while you're working on something else. Other than that, no time management tips come to mind. Maybe others will have suggestions.
On Jan 24, 2011, at 6:17 PM, wrote:
> ...Philly Archives at 30th Street.... I know they charge now which is okay, but I want to have
> some tips before I go there so I don't waste my time....
> birth, death and marriage records. I have gotten all I can from the LDS
> and Ancestry....
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