The subscription and pay-per-view records service Footnote.com
announced it will digitize records in the Allen County Public Library's genealogy collection.
That library, located in Fort Wayne, Ind., has the largest public genealogy collection in the United States.
The digitized records will be available free at the library and for a fee on Footnote. (We’ll let you know when we learn which records are up first, and when you’ll be able to access them online.)
Footnote has been around since 1997 (it was called iArchives), but made its splash on the genealogy scene early this year, when it announced a partnership to digitize records at the National Archives and Records Administration
. It also has agreements with the Pennsylvania state archives
and other repositories. Update
: I spoke yesterday with Footnote's Justin Schroepfer, who said the Allen County Library staff is deciding which records to start digitizing—so of course, he doesn't yet know when you'll see the first images online. Stay tuned.
A Footnote subscription costs $7.95 per month or $59.95 per year, or you can pay to view an individual record image for $1.95. The site offers a few free databases
, including UFO reports.