Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Footnote.com digitizes (London) Times 1785-1820

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at Footnote.com. All inquiries should be addressed to justin@footnote.com.

FOOTNOTE.COM DIGITIZES LATE 18TH CENTURY NEWSPAPER,
THE TIMES (LONDON)


- The Times (London) Includes Details About King George, Napoleon, As Well As Trials, Advertisements and Everyday Life

Lindon, UT – November 28, 2007 – Footnote.com today announced the release of original images from The Times (London from 1785 – 1820). These documents include details about prominent figures of that time such as King George and Napoleon Bonaparte.

“Each page in this collection is full of intriguing details about European life during late 18th and early 19th centuries,” says Russell Wilding, CEO of Footnote.com “We are excited to see what people will discover and share from this fascinating collection.”

In addition to details regarding prominent people, the newspapers provide interesting insight into everyday life in England at that time, including; reports on crimes and trials, advertisements from local businesses, weather reports and announcements about local interests like the release of the newly published “Sense and Sensibility” by Jane Austen.

Footnote.com is a social networking site that allows users to do more than just find historical documents. Footnote.com enables people to interact with history by providing tools that help users showcase their discoveries and share their insights with others.

“These records can be found in other places, but what makesFootnote.com so different is the social networking component we offer,” explains Wilding. “Social networking isn’t just for young people on MySpace or Facebook anymore. People of all ages with different interests like history are now interacting with each other on the internet. Footnote.com has made it easy for anyone to come online and join in The History Revolution.”

Visit Footnote.com to access free samples of these original documents and to see what Footnote members have contributed.

About Footnote, Inc.
Founded in 1997 as iArchives, Inc., Footnote.com is a subscription 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 share, discuss, and collaborate on their discoveries with friends, family, and colleagues. For more information, visit www.footnote.com

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