Footnote.com Announces New Partnership with the Largest Public Genealogy Library in the U.S.
Footnote.com to Begin Digitizing Content from Allen County Public Library
LINDON, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Footnote.com announced a new partnership with Allen County Public Library (ACPL), the largest public genealogy library in the United States, to digitize millions of historical records, making them available online for the first time at Footnote.com.
“The content from ACPL is a valuable addition to the millions of records we currently have on our site.”
The ACPL collections feature unique American and international records including family histories, city directories, military records and historical newspapers.
“We’re excited to partner with the Allen County Public Library and are fortunate to be working with some of the finest archives in the United States,” said Roger Bell, president of Footnote.com. “The content from ACPL is a valuable addition to the millions of records we currently have on our site.”
As part of the partnership, all ACPL records digitized by Footnote.com will be made available at the library for free. For those that cannot travel to the library, these records can be accessed from a personal computer with a Footnote.com membership.
In addition to the ACPL, Footnote.com has agreements with The National Archives and Records Administration, the Pennsylvania Archives, FamilySearch, the Center for Research Libraries, and local archives in Goffstown, N.H., South Boston, Va., Harris County, Texas, and others.
Footnote.com doesn’t just make history come alive, it keeps history alive. Footnote.com has created a site where people with similar interests come together to share their discoveries and insights. Visitors are encouraged to annotate documents, tell their own stories and upload content from their own shoeboxes – all for free.
About Footnote, Inc.
Founded in 1997 as iArchives, Inc., Footnote.com is a subscription-based website that features searchable original documents that provide users with an unaltered view of the events, places and people that shaped the American nation and the world. At Footnote.com all are invited to come to share, discuss, and collaborate on their discoveries with friends, family, and colleagues. For more information, visit www.footnote.com.