Roots & BranchesThe Official Archives Blog
The flowers are growing and so are the vital record collections on Archives.com! We recently added 13.6 million vital records from eight states. If you have ancestors in Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, or Pennsylvania, these new collections might hold the answers you've been looking for.
Highlights Include: Connecticut Death and Burial Index Read More »
You might have heard about the recent addition of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America records on Archives.com. The new records don't stop there! In addition to the ELCA collections, we have added more than 28 million vital records from seven states. These 21 collections contain some fantastic genealogical information.
Highlights Include: Illinois Death Read More »
Archives.com recently published nearly 4.6 million records from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The Archives.com livestream video this week showed how to use these records. Amy Johnson Crow also gave background about the ELCA and how that impacts who you can expect to find. If you couldn't make it to today's livestream, you can watch it here Read More »
Looking to learn more about genealogy? You can enjoy free genealogy livestreams every Wednesday at 1:00pm Eastern/10:00am Pacific! Here's the lineup for April:
April 3, Using the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Records on Archives.com
Archives.com recently published over 4.5 million records from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. This livestream will cover what the records include and how to search for them on Archives.com. Read More »
Archives.com is thrilled to announce the release of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) birth, marriage and death record collections! These three collections total nearly 4.6 million records. Archives.com, in partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Archives, digitized and indexed approximately one thousand rolls of microfilmed records from churches now affiliated with the ELCA. These records have never before been online. Read More »
Next Thursday (March 21) is the start of RootsTech, an awesome genealogy and technology conference in Salt Lake City. The Archives team can't wait to be there! Three days of great classes, a vibrant exhibit hall, special events, and lots of genealogists and technologists to talk with - it's going to be an exciting three days! Read More »
There's always something to learn in genealogy. That's part of the fun! Archives wants to help you learn more about how to find your ancestors, so we have started weekly livestream presentations! These free videos are held every Wednesday at... Read More »
Back in school, there was usually one student who had the same question every time the teacher assigned a paper: "Does spelling count?" (This same student was always relieved when the answer was "no.") This student might make a good genealogist, because when it comes to names in older records, spelling doesn't count.
Have you disregarded a record because the name has a different spelling? You should look at that record again. You might have had the right person all along. Read More »
Looking for ancestors in California, Florida, Ohio, or Texas? Looking for places of burial across the United States? Archives.com has recently added six new vital record collections, plus a national collection of tombstone records. These seven collection total more than 51 million records.
Recently Added Collections include California County Marriage Index, Florida Marriage Collection, Florida Death Index,... Read More »
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