Thursday, June 28, 2007

Footnote.com Officially Launches & Reveals first-hand accounts of birth of America

Original Records Include Rarely Seen Hand Written Letters From George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Other Founding Fathers

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following info was just received from Footnote.com. All inquiries should be addressed to support@footnote.com

Lindon, Utah – June 28, 2007 – Today Footnote.com announced the official launch of the company and its Web 2.0 historical social networking site.

As part of the launch,
Footnote.com is making a significant portion of their millions of original Revolutionary War documents available for free from today until the end of July. Included in these records are secret journals, intercepted letters from the British military and letters written by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and other founding fathers. Click here to see samples of these Revolutionary War documents.

With the ability to view these original records on the web, people are now discovering a new side of history few have seen before. For example, the 4th of July has always been considered as the day we celebrate our nation's independence. However, in a letter to his wife, John Adams wrote that July 2nd would be "the most memorable epoch in the history of America... it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival."

"Many people may know the high level details of American history, however, information about specific events and the heroic individuals involved are often overlooked " said Roger Bell, President of
Footnote.com. "Documents included in our Revolutionary War collection provide valuable insights about our nation's history that appeal to professional historians while making history fun for anyone with even a casual interest"

In addition to providing historical records,
Footnote.com provides tools such as Story Pages and Spotlights that let users upload and share their own insights and discoveries. The future of history is on Footnote.com. To view these records please visit the Footnote.com web site www.footnote.com.

About Footnote, Inc.
Founded in 1997 as iArchives, Inc., Footnote is a subscription based website that features
searchable original documents that provide 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 to share, discuss, and collaborate on their discoveries with friends, family, and colleagues. For more information, visit
www.footnote.com.

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