Unfortunately the title may make it seem like I am advertising Fold3...and in a way I guess that is true. Why is this a bad thing? Because it is a paid site for genealogy research. Can people do research without these paid sites? Absolutely. Ron and I have often spoken about removing some of our subscriptions and we analyze on a yearly basis those organizations to which we join. This genealogy hobby can get a bit pricey and because it is so popular now (and has been for a while), there are many sites to vie for your time and dollars.
On Thursday, 23 November, the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announced that new pension images were available on Fold3. These files cover the surnames M(Moore)-Q for the War of 1812. This is the first project installment of a series made possible by FGS and National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). What is great about this project? Access to the files is free!
It got we wondering what else is free on Fold3. As it turns out quite a bit. Check out the listing here.