Saturday, August 20, 2011

Footnote Changes Its Name To Fold3

You may have seen that Footnote has changed its name to Fold3. Although you can still access the site using the URL, it now can be found using .

The change was made to emphasize the site's focus on military records. Those records have been part of the site in the past, but it is now refocusing to become the web's premier site for them.

The choice of name is interesting. The name Fold3 comes from a traditional flag-folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans for their sacrifice in defending their country.

We all will have our own take on this change. I, for one, welcome it. The military records available were my primary reason for using the site in the first place. I have been anxiously awaiting the digitization of the Civil War Widows Pension Files. With this newly defined focus, I expect more progress in that area as well as records from the War of 1812.

If you want to read more about all this, you can do so at the Fold3 blog at:

Remember, if you are a PGS member, you get a significant discount on a Fold3 subscription.

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