The original images on Footnote are incredible. Everyone agrees on that. Every time you think you’ve finished a high-level review of the contents in the categories on Footnote, another two million images are added.
While we all revel in the original documents on Footnote, not as many of us researchers take advantage of the documents and photos uploaded by other members. We see some of them when they briefly show up as a Spotlight, but there are hundreds of thousands that are uploaded and but are never spotlighted by members.
You owe it to yourself to search for items of interest in the member submitted category. The image topics there are as varied as the interests of Footnote members.
|To look for Member Submissions, just click on the down arrow on the Search button and choose ‘Advanced search’.|
|In the Advanced search window, enter the information you seek in any combination… full name, surname, place, year range a keyword or all of the above.Near the bottom of the window, choose “Member Contributed Images” from the drop-down list to limit your search specifically to that category.|
The results of your search may be a rare family photo like this photo of the Kornhauser family posted by member leokeil.
You may find a great letter like this one that was posted by member markgilchrist.
It could be the French birth certificate of Hubert Dominic Cardini that was posted by member RCardini.
Member contributions are an excellent way for individuals with common interests to share their ‘finds’ with each other and the Footnote community.
All of us who post to Footnote need to remember to name our images with intelligent names so they can be found in a search. We also need to annotate the key items in them to enhance the content descriptions so they are included in search results.
What treasures lie undiscovered by others in your Footnote shoebox? Share them by making sure enough information is included in the title and annotations so others can find them when they search Footnote.