Makes Papers of Continental Congress Available for Free

Lindon, UT – September 11, 2007 –On September 5, 1774 the first continental congress convened at Carpenter's Hall in Pennsylvania to draft a declaration of rights and grievances against Britain. More than a year later, on July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence.

Our founding fathers fought for freedom and feels it's only appropriate to make the documents they created declaring our nation's independence available for free online at 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 "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, 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. doesn't just make history come alive, it keeps history alive. 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. 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 To register to become a subscriber to the site please visit

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