Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Footnote.com partners with Allen County Public Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2 Aug 2007

FOOTNOTE.COM ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LARGEST PUBLIC GENEALOGY LIBRARY IN THE U.S.

Footnote.com to begin digitizing content from Allen County Public Library


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. This exciting partnership will result in millions of historical records being digitized and made 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.

“Footnote.com has been fortunate to work 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.” Additionally, all ACPL records digitized by Footnote.com will be made available at the library for free. For those that cannot travel to the library, they can access these records from the comfort of their own personal computers with a Footnote.com Membership.

In addition to 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.

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 http://www.footnote.com/.

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