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Offline Ohio Susan

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« on: Monday 22 January 07 15:24 GMT (UK) »
http://www.footnote.com/
Footnote is a web site that makes historical documents available.

Southern Claims Commission

Naturalization Records 1792-1966 - Petitions and Declarations for NY, PA, MA

Pennsylvania Archives 1625-1880 (a FREE database)

Papers of the Continental Congress 1774-1789

Papers of the Constitutional Convention 1787

Civil War Pensions Index 1865-1899

Mathew B. Brady Collection of Civil War Photographs

Bureau of Investigation 1908-1922

Basic Membership is available free of charge. The free membership allows you to access all of the Pennsylvania Archives collection and to look at all member-contributed web pages. Finally, you can search through all the databases to find information and to see a tiny thumbnail image of the documents found. To view a full document, however, will require payment of $1.99 (U.S. funds) per image

Read more at:

http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2007/01/footnotecom_for.html

Susan
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Re: Footnote
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 23 January 07 01:52 GMT (UK) »


I'd heard about it Susan and thought ..... "oh no not another one " !!

but it really looks like it will be a tremendous help to us doesn't it ??

Thank you for posting !!

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Re: Footnote
« Reply #2 on: Friday 11 December 09 20:21 GMT (UK) »
I've just seen this!

 "WWII records are free for the month of December"

http://go.footnote.com/wwii/

Handy if you are looking for a WWII U.S. soldier.
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Re: Footnote
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 13 March 10 14:46 GMT (UK) »
 Footnote are offering free access to all census records for a period of time

http://go.footnote.com/discover/?xid=641

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Re: Footnote
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 13 March 10 15:36 GMT (UK) »
Footnote are offering free access to all census records for a period of time

http://go.footnote.com/discover/?xid=641

Content of census records vary greatly- 1900 = 5 %, 1910 = 3 %, 1920 = 3 %, etc.
http://go.footnote.com/census/?iid=642
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Re: Footnote
« Reply #5 on: Friday 09 April 10 19:50 BST (UK) »
Not all naturalisation records have been indexed yet either.
Researching:

LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Palding
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: Footnote
« Reply #6 on: Monday 12 April 10 23:37 BST (UK) »
I used this for 2 full years, and I found a great deal of information. There were passport applications and naturalizations that were complete and contained a wealth of information, but the the single greatest find was a Civil War Navy Widow's Pension! 75 pages of information that solved many riddles, and this record was not available any place else. The city directories are helpful, again depending upon the area of interest. What suprised me was the Revolutionary War pension files: through one data base, I'd received on average 8 pages per pension, and I thought they were complete files. They were not. I've found two that are over 50 pages (sorry, don't recall the number). It helps to search before buying to see what's available.
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Re: Footnote
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 10 June 10 15:44 BST (UK) »
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Re: Footnote
« Reply #8 on: Friday 08 April 11 01:52 BST (UK) »
Free Access to the Civil War Collection on Footnote.com

April 7th to 14

http://go.footnote.com/civilwar/?xid=1007
Jeffs - Northamptonshire to Leicestershire to Queensland, Australia
Lewis - Wales to Gloucestershire to NSW & Queensland, Australia
Iddols & Baylis - Gloucestershire
Mary Jones, daughter of James Jones and Eliza - born abt 1864 Staffordshire, died 1948 Queensland, Australia
Dorans - Ireland to Scotland to Queensland, Australia
Ralph - Ireland to Scotland to Queensland, Australia
Reedy - Ireland to NSW & Queensland, Australia
Bradbury (False name?) - Oxfordshire to Queensland, Australia