Fold3: New “Save to Ancestry” Button

It’s no secret. I love the subscription site Fold3.com, formerly Footnote.com, and have gratefully paid to be a subscriber to it since it launched in 2007. When Ancestry.com acquired the parent company of Fold3.com nearly two years ago, those of us who believe competition is good for the industry collectively held our breath to see what changes may come down the pipeline. Today, I can report one very positive outcome of that merger: the new “Save to Ancestry” button that now appears on Fold3.com.

Save to Ancestry button on Fold3

I missed whatever announcement that may have been made about this new feature. However, when I pulled up a record in the viewer yesterday, the new green button containing the Ancestry.com logo was at the top right of the viewer.

John King Final Payment, RG 217 on Fold3.com

Clicking this button allows a researcher to save the record image from Fold3.com to a tree on Ancestry. Simply select your pre-existing tree on Ancestry.com, and then select the person within the tree that you want to save the image to.

Once you see the message that you have successfully saved the image to the person’s “profile” on the Ancestry tree, you may then click in to view the image of the record.

Successful save from Fold3 to Ancestry tree

The “Index to Selected Final Payment Vouchers, 1818-1864” (RG 217) is discussed in a 2008 article in Prologue by Claire Prechtel-Kluskens called Follow the Money: Tracking Revolutionary War Army Pension Payments. John King (1765-1855) is one of my Revolutionary War ancestors, and it is his index card that you see in the above screenshots.

Remembering Their Service, But Not Their Names

In the United States, it’s November 11th and we’re celebrating Veterans Day in remembrance of all men and women who have served in the various branches of the armed forces. It’s a day for all of us to reflect on the sacrifices made by our military to keep our country safe.

It seemed only fitting that on Veterans Day I highlight two young men who served in the United States Navy in World War I. And while we will never forget their service, unfortunately the names of these two young sailors have been lost to our family.

WWI Sailors

Unidentified sailors, World War I. This image appears in the photo album of my grandmother, now in possession of the author, 2012.

I found this photograph in the photo album my grandmother kept prior to her marriage in 1922. I believe the young men would have either been friends or family members. If family, they are most likely either Tyson or Carson men. My grandmother was living in Morris Co., Kansas during World War I. I wish she was here to tell me more about them and their service. If you have any knowledge of them, I would love to know who they are.