A number of genea-bloggers and researchers have posted tweets about a Footnote.com offer to open the doors to free access of US federal census records. Acting as a casual online genealogy researcher, Ol' Myrt decided to visit www.Footnote.com to check it out.
No where is there mention on the site of the special short-term offer of free access to some US federal census records.
Unfortunately the latest posting in the Footnote.com Press Room was entered 26 Mar 2009, titled Footnote.com Releases Great Depression Collection.
There was a reference back on the Footnote.com home page to a 7-day free access of the website offer, spotlighted on that page using this modified Rosie the Riviter WWII era graphic:
WHERE DOES THIS PUT THE AVERAGE RESEARCHER?
One may not rely on the website in question, but trust genea-blog Twitter & Facebook postings to get the inside scoop on Footnote.com special offer announcements. Here are three to help you out:
- FamilyTreeMag Footnote's Census Records: Free for a Limited Time: Historical records subscription site Footnote is making its U... http://bit.ly/9ke65T
- footnoteMaven RT @DutchGen: @footnoteMaven "Footnote census no firm ending date, records free at least through end of Mar". http://bit.ly/ax12Im THX!
- TransDutch Footnote.com Press Release - Free Access to Census Documents for Limited Time http://bit.ly/aiSOvb
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