Wednesday, August 31, 2011

1940 Census Will Be Free on Ancestry

1940 Census Will Be Free on Ancestry”
    The 1940 census will be released April 2, 2012 and should be on Ancestry’s website by mid-April. The census will be free to search and view through 2013 on Ancestry

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Footnote is now Fold3

On August 18th, Footnote announced it will focus on offering the finest and most comprehensive collection of U.S. Military records available on the internet. As part of this new focus, the name of the site has changed from Footnote to Fold3. The Fold3 name is derived from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold in the ceremony honors and remembers veterans for their sacrifice in defending their country and promoting peace in the world.
"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."
Why Fold3?
We chose a name that would better show honor and respect for those who served in the military. The Footnote name was appropriate for a general historical records site, but for many people, a footnote is something of insignificance and the name is not applicable to the service and sacrifice of those who have fought for their country over the last 250 years.
New Content
Fold3 will be adding millions of U.S. military records to continue to help you discover and share stories about everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. You will still be able to search all the informative records, including non-military records, previously found on Footnote. We have already begun expanding Fold3's robust military collection to include the following new titles:
Account Details
Your current Free Footnote registration will work on Fold3 and you can sign in with your same email address and password. Any contributions you have made to Footnote will also move over to Fold3. To accommodate our name change, we have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Statement. Please click the following to review the new Terms of Service and Privacy Statement
We are excited for you to continue with us on Fold3, the Web's premier collection and destination for original U.S. military records.

Thank you,

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

This week in History....

Aug. 1, 1790

Under the direction of Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, the federal government completes its first national census. The count shows a population of 3,939,326 in the 13 states, with Virginia boasting the highest population with 747,610 residents