I tried desperately to read the microfilm at the NYPL for the above, and
the sections I wanted were basically unreadable. Is this a copy of a
copy,and is the original in NARA at DC of better quality? If not, is
there anything that can be done to improve the readibility of these
Highland Park, NJ
I have encountered the same difficulty reading the 1897-1902 ship
passenger indices at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. In fact, I
was hoping that the quality of the microfilm at the New York Public
Library would be better! On occasion, I have been able to decipher the
information by greatly enlarging the image or switching to a microfilm
reader with a super-bright light bulb.
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.