Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Footnote.com accessible for free at FamilySearch Centers

Footnote.com announced today an agreement with FamilySearch (formerly called the Genealogical Society of Utah), making Footnote.com accessible for free at FamilySearch Centers (formerly called Family History Centers). This and previous agreements are starting to make the FamilySearch formula more apparent:
  • FamilySearch will supply something to the 3rd party, such as copies of microfilm from its vaults, digital images obtained directly or via microfilm of genealogical records, use of FamilySearch software such as FamilySearch Indexing.
  • The 3rd party will supply something back to FamilySearch, such as rights to digitize genealogical records or indexes to genealogical records.
  • In one form or another, the 3rd party provides free access to the records to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This might be via indexes on the FamilySearch website or via access to the general public at FamilySearch Centers (formerly Family History Centers).
This is great news for everyone with access to FSCs!

1 comment:

  1. Here is some other coverage of this announcement between Footnote and FamilySearch.
    Also one of the most exciting features of the Revolutionary War Pensions on Footnote that is almost all the names will be annotated and indexed. See my Unofficial Footnote Blog for more coverage of this and other Footnote features.

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