Big news! Footnote.com will soon begin digitizing content from Allen County Public Library. This comes on the heels of the company's signed agreement with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) a few months ago to digitize millions of historical documents housed at NARA.
Here is the latest announcement:
Lindon, Utah – August 2, 2007 –Today, Footnote.com announced a new partnership with Allen County Public Library (ACPL), the largest public genealogy library in the United States to digitize millions of historical records making them available online for the first time at Footnote.com.
The ACPL collections feature unique American and International records including family histories, city directories, military records and historical newspapers.
"We're excited to partner with the Allen County Public Library and are fortunate to be working with some of the finest archives in the United States" said Roger Bell, president of Footnote.com "The content from ACPL is a valuable addition to the millions of records we currently have on our site."
As part of the partnership, all ACPL records digitized by Footnote.com will be made available at the library for free. For those that cannot travel to the library, these records can be accessed from a personal computer with a Footnote.com membership.
In addition to the ACPL, Footnote.com has agreements with The National Archives and Records Administration, the Pennsylvania Archives, FamilySearch, the Center for Research Libraries, and local archives in Goffstown, NH, South Boston, VA, Harris County, TX and others.
Footnote.com doesn't just make history come alive, it keeps history alive. Footnote.com has created a site where people with similar interests come together to share their discoveries and insights. Visitors are encouraged to annotate documents, tell their own stories and upload content from their own shoeboxes – all for free.