A newsletter reader asked a good question today, one that I cannot answer. I am republishing it here in hopes that someone else can help:
I have gotten far enough into researching German roots that many of the church records from the eighteenth century microfilms are very difficult to read. I have searched without any success for tutorials or programs (Mac OS X is my preferred OS) that can tease more information from microfilm copies of old, faded, and sometimes abused documents.
Do you know of-- or have recommendations for-- either tutorials of programs to help extract more information that one can read with the old, naked eye?
If you have suggestions, please answer in the comments section below.