Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Footnote + Facebook = I Remember

At Footnote, original historical documents are combined with social networking.

Footnote has launched the I Remember application on Facebook to help people remember people who are important to them.

On January 10, 2007, the National Archives and Footnote launched a project to digitize historic documents that were previously available on microfilm..

Contributions using I Remember on Facebook will also be accessible on Footnote.

Members can upload their own pictures, stories, etc. to Footnote, and link them to entries in the Social Security Death Index andthe U.S. Census.

The digitized materials will also be available at no charge in National Archives research rooms in Washington D.C. and regional facilities across the country. In five years, all images digitized through this agreement will be available at no charge through the National Archives web site.

You need to subscribe to Footnote in order to vire the images, but not for limited access to text.

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