Thursday, 18 August 2011

Footnote renamed to

American website has been renamed as and will now concentrate solely on American military history.

It may be something of a bizarre name to our ears here in Scotland, but actually reflects part of the American tradition of folding a flag to honour the fallen. Something I had not picked up on was the fact that Ancestry acquired Footnote last year, but the official press release for this now suggests that you can identify a veteran through Ancestry, and then find the service record on There are almost 75 million records here going back to the US's colonial period, so you may well find a Scottish connection.

If you have American military in your family, read the full press release on all of this at the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog at

(With thanks to @LorineMS on Twitter)


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