An agreement with Footnote.com has been put in place so that PGS members can get a substantially reduced subscription rate. Where the normal annual subscription costs $79.95, PGS members can now get it for only $39.95. This offer is good until 30 June 2010.
Shortly, all PGS members will be receiving an email giving a web page address to go to in order to take advantage of this opportunity. Simply go to the address we give you and follow the instructions to get your annual membership.
If you are not familiar with the site, here are a couple of ways you can find out about it.
1. On Wednesday, 24 March, we will hold two classes on Footnote at the Largo Public Library. They will be at 10am and 6pm. The class will also include an introduction to the Godfrey Memorial Library Site, where we have another agreement that gets PGS members a reduced subscription fee...see an earlier post on this Blog about that.
2. The Footnote site itself (http://www.footnote.com/) has a link right from the home page to take a tour of the site.
I will say that if you have Revolutionary War or Civil War ancestors, you will find original documentation (e.g. consolidated military service records, musters, rosters, pension application, etc.) at this site that would normally cost you up to $75 to order from the National Archives. That in itself makes this opportunity something to seriously explore.