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Ancestry's recent announcement of 27 million dollar purchase of footnote's iArchive 2 Replies

Started by The Genealogy Box. Last reply by Sherry Hightower Aug 24, 2011.

New Blog for Footnote Indexing Project: Restore the Ancestors

Started by Lowcountry Africana Sep 4, 2010.

Footnote Lookups? 2 Replies

Started by Heather Valdez Chambers. Last reply by Sherry Hightower Oct 1, 2009.

Issues with Footnote viewer

Started by Sherry Hightower Oct 1, 2009.

Searching Newspapers on Footnote

Started by Kate Steere Aug 18, 2009.

What do you use the most on Footnote? 3 Replies

Started by Kate Steere. Last reply by Stacy A Aug 16, 2009.

Questions about Footnote

Started by Kate Steere Aug 13, 2009.

Pennsylvania Archives

Started by Kate Steere Aug 12, 2009.

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Comment by Kate Steere on August 8, 2009 at 6:36pm
Hi Stacy-
Yes, I've noticed if I search for Albert W Fletcher, I get hits for the initial, but not necessarily Fletcher, but it just do Albert Fletcher, I will find my Albert W. Fletcher. I use the Directories the most on Footnote, and can usually find the people in the places where they should be if they live in big cities like Philadelphia or DC
Comment by Kate Steere on August 8, 2009 at 1:06pm
Hi James-

I like Footnote for the Civil War Records and the City Directories. I find the search process frustrating, but I've gotten more used to it. Right now Footnote is definitely slower than usual because of the free 1930 census, but when that is over you may find it useful.
Comment by Carolyn Lysandrou on August 5, 2009 at 6:04pm
I wish Footnote had a better method to search among the user footnote pages.
Subscribers create the greatest pages there, but others have a hard time finding them. You almost have to know of the creator first and go through all their pages.
Other than that, I love it!
Comment by Sandra M. Hammons on August 2, 2009 at 10:29am
The difference between Footnote and Ancestry is the intent of the website. Ancestry provides a series of databases that are basically indices of books, all the census images (extremely valuable), and the ability to share information through message boards, posting of family trees and photos.
Ancestry is in the process of adding images of books and newspapers to their collections.
Footnote is dedicated to posting the images of documents and some valuable historical collections of books. Their main focus is the posting of images of the documents in the National Archives.
You can add information to Footnote's website in the form of posting stories, photos and documents. You can also improve their indexing system by highlighting and making comments regarding document images that have been posted.

I agree with everyone else. I have both memberships and there is very little duplication (census images, which Footnote has not completed). I am 100 miles from a Family History Center where I could view all the census films. For the price of the gas for three trips, I have an annual subscription to Ancestry where I can view all the census images at my leisure.

I have been able to replace the poor photocopies of Confederate records that I got back in 1987 with enhanced images from Footnote. If you order one set of Civil War records for one ancestor from the National Archives it will cost you $50.00 or more and you will only get 3-5 pages of the record. For around $80 you get an annual membership and get the whole record and access to much more.
Comment by Willette Bryant on July 31, 2009 at 3:25pm
Thanks Cyndi, for all your help.

Comment by Melanie Henry on July 30, 2009 at 8:32pm
I have a subscription to Footnote, but have not spent a great deal of time on it as yet. I'll be interested to read your comments, add mine when pertinent.
Comment by Cyndi Beane Henry on July 30, 2009 at 6:42am
Willette, I did look through's Arkansas Marriage Index, which goes through 1939. There is a G.B. Bryant who married an L.Z. Clark in Monroe County. Or rather, they did get a marriage license, on 6 Apr 1937. There isn't a marriage date listed, so no way of knowing if they actually went through with the marriage or not. The License is in Monroe County, Ark., Vol #1, Pg 098 and is License # 19511.
Comment by Willette Bryant on July 29, 2009 at 3:59pm
Thanks Cyndi, how can I find out who he was married to at that time, he had a child with this marriage and I would like to know who the child is and if he is still living.

Thanks again
Comment by Cyndi Beane Henry on July 29, 2009 at 3:36pm
Willette, the only thing that shows up for General Bryant is the 1930 Census, and a timeline showing his birth and that he had enlisted in WWII [no records however]. By checking on I can tell you that he enlisted in the Army on 26 Jun 1943. But again, no records are shown. He was married at that time, and had 2 years of high school education. Ancestry also lists him in the 1920 and 1930 Census and has his SSDI listed.
If I can be of assistance, let me know.
Comment by Willette Bryant on July 29, 2009 at 2:22pm
Hi everyone,

I was wondering if someone can do a lookup for me on footnote, I'm looking for info on my father General Bryant b. feb 13 1913 in Monroe Co.Arkansas, there might be a b in his middle name also a info on my mom Alexia lea Long Bryant b. jan 13 1931 in Louisiana, they both were in the army.

Thank you

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