Footnote.com Marks Family History Month with 60 Million Image Milestone
“Footnote.com is more than just a repository of documents and images,” said Russ Wilding, CEO of Footnote.com. “It’s a social gathering place where visitors can add photos, documents and other personal contributions, to create a more detailed and rich picture of our past.”
A favorite site of scholars, historians and genealogists Footnote.com has hundreds of rare and unique record collections including:
- Historical Newspapers
- Revolutionary War Documents
- Civil War Records and Photos
- The Interactive Vietnam Veterans Memorial
- WWII Collection
Included among the millions of records are a number of free collections like the Social Security Death Index (SSDI), which gives visitors the opportunity to create interactive experiences from a simple index. For each of the SSDI records Footnote.com has created a page that features a dynamic timeline, map, photo gallery, and section for others to contribute stories and insights about an individual.
“The SSDI is a very popular database for genealogists and historians,” added Wilding. “What makes the SSDI more powerful on Footnote.com is the ability to enhance the records through member contributions.”
The Social Security Death Index has a span that includes individuals who were born back in 1875 and also those that have died as recently as last week. The index provides valuable information including name, birth date, death date and last known residence.