I wondered if my Footnote Pages and photographs had been indexed yet - and I wondered if Footnote Pages could be found from the main Footnote search engine.
I decided to see if my father's photographs and Footnote Page could be found by the Search engine. I input [Frederick Seaver] in the Search engine, as shown in the screen below, and clicked Search.
The Search resulted in 2,985 matches for my search query. Most of them were in the City Directories and News categories. I decided to look in the Category listing and saw that there were 2 entries in the "Member Contributed Images." The screen below shows this:
I clicked on the "Member contributed Pages" link and it showed my two photographs linked to Frederick Seaver in the Footnote database, as shown below:
I clicked on one of them, and saw the wedding photograph and the information about the photograph on the right, as shown below:
I clicked the "Annotations" and "Comments" buttons at the bottom right, but there was no information there. I could find no way to get to the Footnote Pages for Frederick Seaver that I had entered from the main Footnote Search box.
OK, I thought to myself. What about on Footnote Pages itself. I went back to the main Footnote screen and clicked on the "Try Me" in the Footnote Pages box. I entered [Frederick Seaver] in the Footnote Pages search screen as shown below:
I clicked on my father's Footnote Page, and the information I entered last week was there:
The Footnote main Search box finds photographs uploaded as part of Footnote Pages, but not the Footnote Page itself. The only way to find Footnote Pages is to use the Footnote Page box on the main Footnote web page.
I am not a Footnote subscriber. Everything I did on this post was free for me to perform - the searches are free, and access to Member Contributed Images and Footnote Pages is open to any researcher.
UPDATED 9:40 a.m.: My San Diego area genea-blogging colleague, X-Faith, has posted about Footnote Pages today on his Family History Tracing blog - here and here - he has some suggestions for Footnote to ponder.
Are X-Faith and I the only ones investigating and blogging about Footnote Pages?
Are they just a nice-to-have-and-search or a benefit to the genealogy community?
If nothing else, uploading photographs to Footnote are an excellent way to archive your old family photographs - and it's free.