Wednesday, January 13, 2010 Membership Special is celebrating their 3rd anniversary - and in celebration of this event, Footnote is offering an Annual Membership for only $39.95 (that's 50% off the regular price!) to the first 1,000 people who respond to this offer. The URL for the Footnote Membership sign-up is This offer probably applies only to new memberships.

The site currently shows $39.95 as the annual membership rate, which reflects the 50% price reduction. Presumably the price on the website will be $79.95 when the 1,000 people have signed up.

The email with this announcement also provided some interesting statistics about
"In 3 years has:

* Increased from 5 million historical documents to over 62 million documents
* Created unique partnerships with The National Archives and other institutions
* Nearly 1 million registered Footnote Members

Click here to see what we've added recently."

The link above leads to - which lists the new and updated databases for January 2010, plus a column for New Titles Coming Soon. The site claims that they are adding 1 million images per month to existing collections. That is a useful link!

Disclosure: I am not an employee or contractor for, and was not paid to write this post. I am a pretty satisfied member and paid for my annual membership.

UPDATED 9:30 a.m.: Just checked the link to the discount membership and it now says $79.95, so I guess they got their 1,000 new memberships. Sorry I was so late with this - but I haven't seen it on any other blog yet, which is why I posted it. The "Coming Soon" link is useful though!


DustyR said...

Looks like I must already be too late.

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Like Dusty, when I clicked on the link it already said $79.95 for the annual subscription. Could they already have received 1000 new subscribers??? Wow!