is a fairly new site that is growing by the millions of pages monthly! You might know of it under the name Footnote.com. However, it recently changed it’s name to Fold3 to denote that it’s focus will clearly be military records. Check it out even to see where the new name came from. At the writing of this review, it is nearing the 80 million images mark. Remember how time consuming it was to send away for Revolutionary War Pension records or any military record? Well it’s time to celebrate. Fold3 focuses on original historical and military records from the National Archives, “most never before available on the Internet, relating to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, and WWII.” Most family historians find military records of significant assistance in helping round out one’s family tree. They can also help us get back another generation by listing places lived and family members. Fold3 is a fantastic resource for this. These are original documents. There are many free first hand military resources on the site that can be searched also. You’ll enjoy the fact that they also include some info on US Presidents, historical newspapers, naturalization documents, census records and state archive databases, though their focus is our countries military records.
The other unique part of Fold3 is that it combines social networking and historical research. Members share their perspectives and histories in a way that can lead to less work and more documentation for everyone. Even better, Fold3 has a low subscription fee and has a monthly or yearly subscription rate. If you’ve used
do tell us about it.