I have many things I love to do when researching both family history and history in general. One is going to an archive, library, or courthouse and working with the original records. Being there in person means I can get that special emotion from touching that original record. Being there onsite also means I can move on to other records when the first ones lead me in a new research direction. I also love to sit in my robe, looking out the windows at the deer, chipmunks, and squirrels while doing online research. To do a great job today, we really need to do both of these.

The Salt Lake Tribune recently carried an article on one of the newer entries into the world of online document images and indexing. and its history and aims was discussed. At the recent Federation of Genealogical Societies conference I won a year’s subscription and am having fun with the site. On the Footnote main page scroll down a bit and on the left side you will see a link to “see all titles.” Material is constantly being added.

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