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Saturday, April 19, 2008

FOOTNOTE.COM HIGHLIGHTS

Even if you don't have a subscription to Footnote.com, you should probably take a look- as in Ancestry.com, some databases can be accessed for free whether or not you subscribe to Footnote.com (the following list contains both free and subscription databases):

American Colonization Society [FREE]

Correspondence and other documents relating to the American Colonization Society, 1792-1964, an organization best known for its role in founding Liberia. [collection 100% complete]

Brady Civil War Photos [FREE]

NARA T252. Mathew B Brady coordinated a team of photographers to help him document the Civil War, resulting in over 5,600 portraits, landscapes, and battle scenes.
[collection 92% complete]

Civil War Pensions Index [UPDATED]

NARA T289. Pension applications for service in the US Army between 1861 and 1917, grouped according to the units in which the veterans served. [collection 100% complete]

Confederate Amnesty Papers [UPDATED]

NARA M1003. Applications for pardon submitted to President Andrew Johnson, 1865-67, by former Confederates excluded from earlier amnesty proclamations.
[collection 99% complete]

Confederate Soldiers - AL

NARA M311. Compiled service records of Confederate soldiers from Alabama units, labeled with each soldier's name, rank, and unit, with links to revealing documents about each soldier. [collection 93% complete]

Confederate Soldiers - NC [UPDATED]

NARA M270. Compiled service records of Confederate soldiers from North Carolina units, labeled with each soldier's name, rank, and unit, with links to revealing documents about each soldier. [collection 100% complete]

Confederate Soldiers - TX

NARA M323. Compiled service records of Confederate soldiers from Texas units, labeled with each soldier's name, rank, and unit, with links to revealing documents about each soldier. [collection 99% complete]

Confederate Soldiers - VA

NARA M324. Compiled service records of Confederate soldiers from Virginia units, labeled with each soldier's name, rank, and unit, with links to revealing documents about each soldier. [collection 100% complete]

Japanese Air Target Analyses [FREE]

NARA M1653. World War II Japanese air target analyses, objectives, and aerial photographs, 1942-45, from the records of the US Strategic Bombing Survey. [collection 96% complete]

Missing Air Crew Reports, WWII

NARA M1380. Over 16,000 case files of Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs) and related records of the US Army Air Forces, 1942-1947. [collection 100% complete]

Naturalization Index - WWI Soldiers

NARA M1952. Index cards for locating naturalization records for soldiers serving in the US Armed Forces during World War I, specifically the year 1918. [collection 99% complete]

Pennsylvania Archives [FREE]

The Pennsylvania State Archives published 10 series of historical records in 138 volumes, covering the initial colonial settlement through the Civil War. [collection 100% complete]

The following link takes you to an alphabetical list of all Footnote.com databases:

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