I have written frequently about Footnote.com and will point out that the company sponsors this newsletter. This new online web site is making images of millions of historical documents available to everyone at very modest fees. Many of these documents are unique; they have never been available online until now. Footnote.com is doing this through agreements signed with the National Archives and Records Administration as well as with several other organizations.
Now the company has been experimenting with pricing. In the past, a monthly subscription that offers unlimited downloads was priced at $9.95. Now the same subscription costs $7.95. The annual subscription, again offering unlimited downloads, has dropped even more: from $99.95 to $59.95.
I have no idea if these new prices are permanent or not. I asked the folks at Footnote.com, and they replied that they hadn't decided just yet; they want to see what the results are before setting the final price.
In any case, if you were thinking of subscribing, this might be a good time. It also is a good time to extend a present monthly subscription by twelve months at a bargain price.
You can read more about Footnote.com at http://www.footnote.com and you can also take a look at some of the site's free content. The new pricing information is available at http://www.footnote.com/choose-a-plan.php.