Thursday, 18 August 2011
Footnote renamed to Fold3.com
American website Footnote.com has been renamed as Fold3.com and will now concentrate solely on American military history.
It may be something of a bizarre name to our ears here in Scotland, but actually reflects part of the American tradition of folding a flag to honour the fallen. Something I had not picked up on was the fact that Ancestry acquired Footnote last year, but the official press release for this now suggests that you can identify a veteran through Ancestry, and then find the service record on Fold3.com. There are almost 75 million records here going back to the US's colonial period, so you may well find a Scottish connection.
If you have American military in your family, read the full press release on all of this at the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog at http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com/2011/08/press-release-about-footnotecom-changes.html.
(With thanks to @LorineMS on Twitter)