Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tuesday's Tip - Ancestry Anne's Presentation about Fold3

This week's Tuesday's Tip is:  Fold3 (a commercial site) is a gold mine of information, especially for Military Records.

www.Fold3.com is a commercial genealogy record collection site (owned by Ancestry.com) with a gold mine of military records, plus an excellent City Directory collection and some large city newspapers.

At the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank this past weekend, Anne Gillespie Mitchell (AKA "Ancestry Anne", author of the Ancestry Reference Desk blog) presented "Everything You Want To Know About Fold3."  Her Powerpoint presentation (in PDF format) has sections for:

*  Home page on Fold3
*  Memorial pages
*  Searching for soldiers
*  Research examples
*  Browsing collections
*  Search tips
*  Image viewer

Anne just scratched the surface of the content at Fold3 - she concentrated on Military Records because of time constraints.  Here is a screen shot of the City Directory listing (of states, with California highlighted):

The list of Newspapers available on Fold3:

In general, the City Directories and Newspapers are from before 1923.

My thanks to Anne Mitchell for posting her presentations online for those of us that didn't attend her presentations.  Anne also posted her other SCGS presentation, titled "Searching and Writing Your Family History As You Go On Ancestry.com."

Disclosure:  I have a full paid year's subscription to Fold3, and have for several years now.  I have not been remunerated in any way for writing this post.  It is my go-to site for Military Records, City Directories for large cities, and the listed Newspaper collections.

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