Historical records subscription site Footnote is making its US census records free for a limited time.
Footnote spokesperson Justin Schroepfer says theres not yet a firm ending date, but the records will be free at least through the end of this month. Youll need to register as a free member to view the records.
Footnote is carrying out plans to host the complete US census back to 1790. Here are the census records on the site so far:
- the complete 1860 census
- 5 percent of 1900
- 3 percent of 1910
- 3 percent of 1920
- 98 percent of 1930
When you find a relatives record, click the Im Related button for a name on the document to identify yourself as a relative and see others whove done the same. You also can see others photos, stories and comments related to the record. (See Footnotes tips for starting family history and making the most of its interactive census collection.)
The offer will help Footnote capture the family history interest stirred up by network television programs such as Who Do You Think You Are? and Faces of America. The getting-started page bills Footnote as the unofficial, affordable and premiere resource for Who Do You Think You Are?
Footnote also has launched its improved record viewer, which I blogged about yesterday.