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Posts Tagged ‘Footnote’

Footnote Changes It’s Name

Footnote announced 18 August it would be changing it’s name to Fold3 in it’s commitment to offering the finest and most comprehensive collection of U.S. Military records available on the internet.

Why Fold3?

Fold3 will be adding millions of U.S. military records as it continues to not only host existing records but expand it’s military collection.

From their newsletter:

“Traditionally, the third fold in a flag-folding ceremony honors and remembers veterans for their sacrifice in defending their country and promoting peace in the world.”

Ancestry.com to Acquire iArchives and Footnote.com

Ancestry announced on 23 Sept 2010 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire iArchives, Inc. and its branded Web site, Footnote.com for about $27 million dollars in a mix of cash, stock and assumption of liabilities. The acquisition should take place by the fourth quarter of 2010 and will mean iArchives will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ancestry.com.

Ancestry has also purchased Genline earlier this year which is a subscription genealogy site which hosts Swedish church records for about $6.7 million as well as ProGenealogists, a Salt Lake based professional genealogy firm.

Read the full article here….

Free Civil War Documents on Footnote.com – Limited Time

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Footnote has worked with the US  National Archives to put millions of Civil War records online and now, for the month of June you can view the collection free of charge.

Included in the collection are thousands of  photos, maps, service records, and pension files,  as well as some personal accounts and writings making it the largest collection of it’s kind.

When you log on you will go straight to the Civil War Website Pages and upon browsing the links you can view a copy of Abraham Lincoln and family on the 1860 Census.

While I’m not sure this will help me with my Italian family research it is still worth looking through and may aid you in yours so take advantage of the free offer and look through the site.  You never know what you may find!

Footnote Extends Free Access to US Census Records

Footnote has decided to extend  free access to it’s US Census Collection until April 30, 2010.  You will have full access to the entire collection until then and if you find you like using Footnote, then you can subscribe now for an Annual Membership for only $49.99!

Footnote - Free Access to US Census Collection

Footnote - Free Access to US Census Collection Extended

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