The following announcement was written by Footnote.com:
Adding more than 1 million new records per month, Footnote.com continues to expand valuable collection of digitized content-
Lindon, UT – September 22, 2009 – Adding more than 1 million new records per month, Footnote.com will mark the month of October, designated Family History Month, with the addition of its 60 millionth image. Since its launch in January 2007, Footnote.com has partnered with organizations including The National Archives and Gannett to digitize and index valued historical documents and photos and make them available online.
“Footnote.com is more than just a repository of documents and images,” said Russ Wilding, CEO of Footnote.com. “It’s a social gathering place where visitors can add photos, documents and other personal contributions, to create a more detailed and rich picture of our past.”
A favorite site of scholars, historians and genealogists Footnote.com has hundreds of rare and unique record collections including:
Revolutionary War Documents
Civil War Records and Photos
The Interactive Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Included among the millions of records are a number of free collections like the Social Security Death Index (SSDI), which gives visitors the opportunity to create interactive experiences from a simple index. For each of the SSDI records Footnote.com has created a page that features a dynamic timeline, map, photo gallery, and section for others to contribute stories and insights about an individual.
“The SSDI is a very popular database for genealogists and historians,” added Wilding. “What makes the SSDI more powerful on Footnote.com is the ability to enhance the records through member contributions.”
The Social Security Death Index has a span that includes individuals who were born back in 1875 and also those that have died as recently as last week. The index provides valuable information including name, birth date, death date and last known residence.
Footnote.com encourages visitors to share and preserve their own family histories, including photos, letters, and documents by scanning and uploading them to the site. User contributions combined with the original documents, Footnote.com is reveals a richer and more contextual side of history that few have seen before.
Visit Footnote.com to explore these and other historical collections.
About Footnote, Inc.
Footnote.com is a subscription website that features searchable original documents, providing users with an unaltered view of the events, places and people that shaped the American nation and the world. At Footnote.com, all are invited to come share, discuss, and collaborate on their discoveries with friends, family, and colleagues. For more information, visit http://www.footnote.com.