April 07, 2008
By Elisabeth Grant
Footnote.com is part of Web 2.0 for historians. On the site visitors can search for and contribute original documents, create galleries of images, and make profile pages. A free membership is required to access most content on the site, while an “all-access” membership ($7.95 per month or $59.95 per year) unlocks all the site’s features. Footnote.com also offers a 7-Day free trial membership.
Footnote.com’s newest feature is the Interactive Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
This section of the site allows visitors to search the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall by veterans’ names. Once the name is found a high resolution zoomed in image of it appears. From there members of the site can add images associated with the veteran as well as comments. The interactive wall is a fascinating resource that is sure to draw in professional and amateur historians alike.