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Footnote.com has added many records to their set of databases, including
- Revolutionary War Service Records
- Unit Index to Union Civil War Pensions (a favorite of mine). More about this index and other indexes to pensions from this era can be found on our site.
- Southern Claims Commission Records
- World War I era investigations into "un-American" activity (in a future posting, we'll post an image of a record where running a house of ill reput was considered interferring with the draft).
In the next few weeks, we'll be posting some image samples along with a discussion of how these records were obtained and how these records were located. Footnote also allows users to annotate images and these annotations are searchable. You can even add images to a "file" to keep track of images you have already used. And you can download images to your own hard drive for editing, manipulation and use in your own genealogcal database, word processing documents, etc. A really neat site with some really neat opportunities to easily access records that until now had to be accessed via microfilm.
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