Footnote Cheat sheet

Footnote Cheat sheet

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Footnote Quick Links
American Milestone Documents
Browse by Historical Era
Contact Footnote
Content listing
Content: new and updated
Footnote Blog
Footnote on Facebook
Footnote Pages
Footnote Site Tour
Free Records on Footnote
Interactive Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Register
Search Tips
Site Map
Terms of Use

 
Resources

Footnotables
Introduction to Footnote video
Genea-Musings: Footnote
The Genealogy Insider: Footnote

 
Hacks and Shortcuts

Search tricks
• OR: Type into any search box between two words to find records associated with either term, such as Hellman OR Hullmer.
• NOT: Type into any search box to exclude a term from your search,
such as Ohio NOT Cuyahoga.
• *: Use the asterisk as a wildcard to replace any number of characters in a search term. H*nders finds Handers, Hernders and Hearnders.

 
Find Footnote Pages

To limit your search to Footnote Pages, click the arrow by Pages on the top navigation bar. Select the Search option.
Start from the site map
• The site map is a tiny link in Footnote’s Web site footer menu, but it’s a great place to start your search. Here, Footnote has links to content grouped by category (such as For Genealogists, African-American Records, Military Records), so you can search, for example, all genealogical records or all historical records at once. Scroll down the site map page and click a collection to search it. Matches are organized by record collection.
• To find content related to a particular state, go to the site map and scroll down, or formulate a URL like this, replacing Alabama with the state you want: <go.footnote.com/records/state_alabama>.

 
Quickly create a Gallery collection

Go to your Gallery page and create a new collection by dropping images onto the dashed box in the upper-left corner of the page. If you have a lot of images to add, hover over one and check the “Select” button in the bubble that appears.

 
You can add to an existing gallery collection by dragging images to that collection title in the list in the left column of the page.
 
Switch from viewing to browsing

If you’re looking at a record in the Footnote Viewer and you want to quickly browse records grouped with that one, click on the “breadcrumb trail” just above the filmstrip.

 
Save a search or a record

Click the Watch button in the top right corner of a search results screen or record view. To repeat the search or retrieve the record, click My Account, then Manage Watch List.

 
Customer Support

Send an e-mail message, e-mail support@footnote.com or call toll-free (800) 613-0181.

 
Found an indexing error? Footnote recommends reporting it by annotating the image. You also can e-mail Footnote through the Contact Us page, or do both. Don’t leave a comment on the record image, as it isn’t immediately visible

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