Monday, February 25, 2008

What You Missed: The January 2008 Computer Class

"" was the topic for the January 2008 computer class, presented by Miriam Robbins Midkiff. You've probably heard about this relatively new website, and wondered what it was all about! Footnote is a fantastic website used by genealogists, historians, researchers and educators alike. Partnered with the National Archives, Footnote is releasing digitized images from various collections, including Civil War Soldiers' Pension Index cards, Revolutionary War Rolls, WWII U.S. Air Force Photos. There's more than just war records, though. Texas Birth and Death Certificates are being scanned and placed online, as are city directories, naturalizations, and the SmallTown Newspaper collection!

There is much free data available on Footnote, and non-subscribers can choose to download images of paid data for $1.95 each. Three-day free trial offers, monthly subscriptions of $7.95 and annual subscriptions of $59.95 are also available. As we investigated this terrific website, attendees were encouraged to visit their local Family History Center, where patrons can access the entire subscription website for free! Also, if you're interested in a subscription, my free syllabus on using this website contains a link for a 10% discount off an annual subscription. Just e-mail me at kidmiffATgmailDOTcom, substituting appropriate symbols for the words in all capitals, and I'll be happy to send you a copy of the syllabus.

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