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Taking Photographs of Microfilm Reader Images at NYC Municipal Arc hives #usa #photographs


karen.silver@juno.com
 

I have never seen anyone take a photo of a microfilm image (at any archive), but I think it is wise to take the NYC Municipal Archives at their word.  The records may be in the public domain, but the City of New York owns the images and is free to charge a fee.  If all you want is the information, you are free to take notes and not purchase a certified copy.  Or even better than that, find the information you seek on familysearch.org or ancestry.com.  Both sites have been upgrading their NYC vital records indexes to include information previously only available from the original documents on microfilm at the NYC Municipal Archives.  
 
Good luck,
 
Karen Silver