Wednesday, December 22, 2010 71 million documents available online in 2010

2010 has been a busy year for the people at Over the past year they've added millions of documents to Footnote. Here are some of the titles they've been working on lately:

Civil War Service Records, Union and Confederate

Compose a soldier's wartime history from cards describing his physical characteristics, how much he was paid, who he fought with, if he was imprisoned or hospitalized, if he died in battle or of a disease, or even if he switched sides during the war.

World War II War Diaries

War diaries recorded the day-to-day operations of Navy units during World War II. Though often routine, they reveal surprising and interesting insider accounts of wartime activities.

Holocaust Era Assets

View artwork and artifacts looted by the Nazis during World War II. They were collected, photographed, and classified in an attempt to reunite the objects with their original owners.

War of 1812 Service Records (Lake Erie)

Browse records which include dates and terms of service, monthly pay, names of ships, and notes of interest for men aboard vessels attached to Lake Erie Station during the War of 1812.

And much more.

Suffolk County residents with a library card can access this wonderful database from home using their library card.