How to Create a Fold3 Trial Account

Fold3 was originally named Footnote.com but was renamed shortly after being acquired by Ancestry.com. Fold3 is still run as a separate website and contains some content not found on Ancestry.com. Fold3 focuses primarily on military records, but also contains other records found on National Archives and Records Administration microfilm.

Follow these steps to sign up at Fold3:

  1. Set your web browser to Fold3.

    The Fold3 home page appears.

  2. Click the 7-Day Free Trial button in the upper-right corner of the page.

    The 7-Day Free Trial on Fold3 page appears.

  3. Click the Start Free Trial button in the left column.

    The registration page appears.

  4. Fill out the e-mail address and password fields and select the I Have Read and Agree to the Fold3 Terms & Conditions check box. Then click the Continue button.

    Be sure to click the Terms & Conditions link and read the Fold3 Terms of Use page so that you understand what you can and cannot do with the material on the Fold3 site. The page specifies what Fold3 does with information you provide as you use the site.

  5. Complete the payment information, including cardholder name, card number, expiration date, billing zip code, country, and phone number.

    Fold3 requires credit card information to initiate the 7-day free trial, but you aren't billed until the trial periods ends. If you don't want to be billed for a subscription, don't forget to cancel the account before the 7 days have passed.

  6. After all fields are complete, click the Start Free Access button.

    The Welcome to Your Fold3 Free Trial page appears.

  7. To continue using the Fold3 site, select the Start Searching Fold3 button.

    The Search Fold3 page opens.

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