while I did research in the Trebon Archive I ordered paper-copies of certain
records in different parish books. The way they did it was producing first a
microfilm copy of the page of the church book which included my records. From
this microfilm later on a normal "paper-photocopy" can be made. So you get
the microfilm and a paper copy. As far a I know the "microfilm-production" is
far less damaging for old books and papers than doing a normal photocopy. I
assume that the light-intensity which is used, is not as strong as that from
a regular photocopy machine - but I'm no expert on this issue. Maybe someone
on the list knows more about this.
Theoretically, if you know exactly in which church book, especially on what
page number your record is, you could order them from abroad. You only would
have to figure out how to pay the money to the czech archive from abroad.
[But I think not all archives are equipped to receive payments from overseas
or abroad.] I paid directly while being there, so this was easy for me. I'm
sorry to say, I can't remember the price of a single copy since I ordered so
many copies that I paid a rather huge total sum of money. But I remember that
the price for one copy seemed to be reasonable for me. Hope this helps you.
Can you give me some info on obtaining microfilms from Czech archives? .I
would be very interested in doing so, this is the first time I heard it
mentioned as a possibility.