December 12, 2007

World War II Photos & Documents online

Footnote.com launches the largest collection of World War II photos on the web

-Tens of thousands of photos and documents are made available for the first time on the web for historians, genealogists and the general public-

Lindon, UT - December 6, 2007 – Footnote.com today announced the addition of thousands of US Air Force photos to their digital World War II collection. This release coincides with the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor bombing, and contains tens of thousands of original World War II photos and documents from the National Archives. Among this collection are missing air crew reports, documents from allied military conferences and photos of Japanese air targets.

“They say that a picture is worth a thousand words,” says Russell Wilding, CEO of Footnote.com. “What’s exciting about this collection of photos is they also include captions that tell stories of the people and events in the photos.”

Footnote.com has added these new pictures and documents as part of a much larger, ongoing effort to preserve the heroic memories and stories of the brave men and women that served in World War II and other wars.

“We are providing priceless content from our archives and libraries that is only a part of a much larger picture,” continued Wilding, “While this is an extensive collection of history, we understand that many people out there have valuable pieces of history in their personal record collections within their own homes. We encourage everyone to upload their own photos, letters and documents contained in their old shoeboxes.”

Footnote.com is leading the movement to preserve the documents and stories about World War II and invites everyone to join in this effort. Uploading photos and documents and creating memorial pages is completely free on Footnote.com. To view samples of these photos and other World War II documents, visit Footnote.com

December 5, 2007

More great Christmas Gift Ideas!

Readers have been suggesting other Christmas gift ideas to me and I like them! Here's a few I think are real winners:

Buy a subscription to Footnote.com for that special someone. Includes NARA records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War Records, Naturalization and much much more

Wallet Pix Digital Photo Album

Kodak Easyshare SV-710 7-Inch Digital Picture Frame

Digital Photo Frame Keychain

December 4, 2007

Digitization of Irish 1901 and 1911 census records

The censuses of Ireland of 1901 and 1911, which are in the custody of the National Archives of Ireland, represent an extremely valuable part of the Irish national heritage, and a resource for genealogists, local historians and other scholars which has not as yet been developed to its fullest potential.

The digitisation of the equivalent records for England, Wales and Scotland has proved hugely popular with users, as has the digitisation of Canadian and United States census records.

The National Archives of Ireland has established a research partnership with Library and Archives Canada to facilitate digitisation, indexing and contextualisation of Irish 1901 and 1911 census records. .

LAC will digitize the 1901 and 1911 census records and two indexes will be created, linked to the digital images: a topographical index based on townland/street within District Electoral Division, and a nominal index to every individual listed in both censuses.

The total number of nominal entries will be approximately 9 million.

Digitisation, indexing and e-linking for both censuses is expected to be complete by mid-2009. [Source: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/about/index.html]

Dublin Census is now online for 1911 and is freely searchable.

For help with other census for USA, Canada and United Kingdom see AllCensusRecords.com