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Fold3 Surpasses 100 Million Images

100 Million images

Earlier this month, we reached a major milestone when the counter on the Fold3 home page spun to and exceeded 100,000,000 record images. Our digital partners—the National Archives (NARA), Allen County Public Library, FamilySearch, and others—helped Fold3 attain this significant event. We thank them and you, our members and fans, for your support and enthusiasm over the last six years

In January 2007, (Fold3’s predecessor) launched with an initial 4 million images. Many of the Fold3 Team members have been around since those early days, watching the titles roll and the images multiply at an increasingly steady pace, assuring that our visitors can access an impressive range of original military records online.

Example War of 1812 Pension

The first sets of documents on the site proved very popular and continue to be some of Fold3’s biggest hits today. They include:

Since those early days, Fold3 has added many more popular titles, including:

Here we are, one hundred million images strong, looking eagerly toward the next hundred million. At the pace our team is digitizing and scanning, it will certainly happen sooner than we think. You can catch up on all of Fold3’s significant achievements here on the Fold3 HQ Blog.


  1. […] from the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. They announced yesterday that the number of images in their database passed the 100 million mark. They also have records for veterans’ relatives such as widows’ pension records, and […]

  2. […] reached a milestone this week when when the site exceeded 100,000,000 images of historical records. Read more about this achievement on the Fold3 blog. The site, which launched in January 2007 as Footnote, has worked with partners including the […]

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