Our founding fathers fought for freedom and Footnote.com feels it's only appropriate to make the documents they created declaring our nation's independence available for free online at www.footnote.com. Footnote.com will make a number of records from this period available for free, including:
* Papers of the Continental Congress
* Miscellaneous Papers of the Continental Congress
* Papers of the Constitutional Convention of 1787
* Copybooks of George Washington's Correspondence
"These records are such an important part of our country's history and we feel it is important to make them available to everybody who wants to see the documents in their original format," said Roger Bell, President of Footnote.com. "We believe that seeing a document in its original format personalizes history, making it more tangible and interesting while providing a greater understanding and appreciation for what transpired."
Since January 2007, Footnote.com has partnered with The National Archives and Records Administration, the Pennsylvania Archives, FamilySearch, the Allen County Public Library, the Center for Research Libraries, and local archives in Goffstown, NH, South Boston, VA, Harris County, TX and others.
Footnote.com doesn't just make history come alive, it keeps history alive. Footnote.com has created a social networking site where people with similar interests can come together to share their discoveries and insights. Visitors are encouraged to annotate documents, tell their own stories and upload content from their own shoeboxes – all for free.
Footnote.com has also made a number of other titles available for free, including:
* US Milestone Documents
* Project Blue Book
* Pennsylvania Archives
To view the free collections please visit www.footnote.com/free. To register to become a subscriber to the site please visit www.footnote.com/becomeamember.
About Footnote, Inc.
Footnote is a subscription-based website that features searchable original documents that provide users with an unaltered view of the events, places and people that shaped the American nation and the world. At Footnote.com all are invited to share, discuss, and collaborate on their discoveries with friends, family, and colleagues. For more information, visit www.footnote.com.