Here's just a sneak peek of what you'll discover as a member of Archives:
- Break through those frustrating "brick walls" to trace your family tree as far back as possible
- Enjoy a simpler approach to genealogy research - without all the mess and confusion!
- Share your family tree and history with your kids, grandkids, and other relatives
- Uncover those especially hard-to-find vital records - including birth, death, marriage, divorce, and burial archives
- Don't waste time with unrelated or useless results - use PreciseMatch to only view records that you searched for
- Widen your searches with our Soundex and Double Metaphone databases to discover new names and ancestors
- Find women by their maiden or married names - combined into one search!
- Verify each family tree connection with full records access and easy hard-copy certificate retrieval
- Discover the "history behind your history" with obituaries, cemetery records, and our unique This Day in History collection
- Get all the data you need in one comprehensive location - we provide supplemental links to other genealogy websites if they have the record you're searching for 1
- Save records as you find them, add notes, review past searches, and browse your personal collection any time you want!
- Compatible with all major family tree software programs, including Family Tree Maker - (if you don't use family tree software, that's ok! Our tools will help you build your tree quickly and easily online) 2
- View actual scans and images of vital records (and print them directly from your screen)
- No special plug-ins, downloads, installations, or software programs needed
- Save on trips to courthouses, cemeteries, churches, and records offices (we've done the legwork so that you don't have to!)
- Trace your family roots to the military through our enlistment records collections and veteran archives
- Connect with other members and genealogists through the community forums - ask questions, share stories, and collaborate to solve problems
- Great for beginners, hobbyists, and experienced professionals of all ages!
Last but not least, here are 3 more compelling reasons to become an Archives member:
- A full year of access at Archives costs up to 50% less than other family history websites.3
- Unlike competing products, our World Collection is included in your membership at no additional charge!
- You can try Archives free for 7 days. If you're not thrilled with your membership, simply cancel and you won't be charged a dime!
Disclaimer:  Archives.com is not affiliated with the family tree software programs or other genealogy websites listed. Supplemental links inside our members area are designed to help you find more information: accessing these third party websites does not require membership at Archives.com - the links are simply provided as a convenience.  Compatibility simply means you may upload your GEDCOM files exported from those tools into our service.  Price comparison based on data taken June 15, 2009, comparing Archives annual membership ($39.95) to Ancestry.com World Deluxe annual membership ($299.40).