Fold3 Log-in Page

Fold3 [formerly called Footnote] has given our class free access to try their web site. Print this page and follow the directions below. To save time, you can write the username and password on your printed copy. 

This page was revised 6/8/14
Fold3 often changes the layout of their web site. 
Please report any instructions that do not work.

Assignment No. 5

Click on the Fold3 image above to get started.  When the home page opens, click "Sign-in" in the upper RIGHT corner which opens the boxes for the username (email) and password. Put a check mark in the "Keep me signed in" box and click Sign-in. Add the Fold3 sign-in page to your favorites or bookmarks so you can get back to the page easily and you will be recognized as a student using the "myclass" account and not have to log-in each time. 

For genealogy research Fold3 has the 1860 and 1930 U.S. Census, Civil War pension records, naturalizations, major city directories, newspapers, and much more. Many documents, never before seen on the Internet, are now available through Fold3's unique partnership with The National Archives. This Web site continues to grow with some extraordinary new material. They have also taken the time to make the images clear and readable - quality over massive content. 

Pay special attention to the spelling when doing the examples below. I chose names that will bring up minimal results so you won't have to sort through long lists - most of time the one you need will be near the top of the results list. You can open Fold3 pages faster if you RIGHT CLICK the links and choose "Open In New Window". If you cannot see the filmstrip at the bottom, click on the words, "Open Filmstrip".

Fold3's Image Viewer is one of the best I have seen on the Internet. Try zooming in and out with the plus (+) or minus (-) signs or moving the entire page around with your mouse or expanding to Fullscreen. The tools are simple to learn and the image quality is excellent.    

When using city directories, newspapers, books, or similar printed text scanned as OCR, you do not have to search just for names. You can also search for an address like 974 Randolph or an occupation like watchmaker or blacksmith or any word or combination of words that might be printed as text.

With our student account, you may save or print any document you find or add a few comments. Everyone in our class has full use of this web site, so please abide by Fold3's guidelines for use. Have fun, look around, and save anything important you might find about your family. I would be interested in hearing your comments about Fold3 in our Discussion Area.

If you want to subscribe and have your own membership please use http://www.fold3.com/choose-a-plan/ and make sure you are NOT signed in under the class account.


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