Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Footnote.com


Find Your Family Name in Historical Documents Footnote.com offers original historical documents combined with a social networking feature. A partnership which began in 2007 with the US National Archives (and others) brings many records to the public. One can annotate and comment on the documents; or save the photo of the document and even create your own gallery and webpage. Documents can be printed out or saved to your own computer. The image viewing feature of the documents is very clear. Membership gives access to documents pertaining to the:

  • Revolutionary War
  • Civil War
  • WWI
  • WWII
  • US Presidents
  • Historical Newspapers
  • Naturalization Documents
  • More

Social Networking feature:

  • brings together community of like minded people
  • members share content and insights ranging from major historical events to personal accounts and family histories

Cost: There are two levels of access.

  • basic free membership
  • Paid, giving access to more features.

I searched on our AUMACKS and found several connections by using the search feature.  One can annotate and comment on the the documents, also save the photo of the document and even create your own gallery and webpage.  Documents can be printed out or saved to your own computer.  The image viewing feature of the documents is very clear.  I think a subscription to Footnote.com would be a great resource for the genealogist and family historian. Purchase a subscription today –>Footnote.com special free trial

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