Roots & Branches

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Finding College Football Legends

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Football season is in full gear! Already this season, we've seen stunning plays, incredible upsets, and some oh-so-close near-misses! There's only one thing that could make college football better - genealogy! Read More »

New Collections: New York State Censuses

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When we think of census records, we usually think of the federal census. However, some states took their own censuses. New York is one such state. Now you can search three valuable New York state censuses on Archives.com: 1892, 1915, and 1925. Read More »

So Much to Learn About the Census

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The federal census is a cornerstone of research in the United States. It's easy to use and contains a wealth of information about our ancestors. Sometimes there can be so much information that we miss some of it. Here are some resources for you to learn more about the census. Read More »

Early Censuses, Migration, and County Changes: Upcoming Free Livestreams

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What do early U.S. censuses, migration trails, and county boundary changes have in common? Besides being things helpful to your genealogical research, they are all topics of upcoming Archives.com livestreams! Here's the schedule: Read More »

Not Your Typical Day Job

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With Labor Day almost upon us, it's time to think about work (and not just getting a day off from it). I come from a long line of farmers. If you list my ancestors' occupations in the census, you'd have farmer, farmer, farmer, and... farmer. Read More »

See You at FGS in Fort Wayne

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Next week, genealogists from across the nation will be gathering in Fort Wayne, Indiana for the Federation of Genealogical Societies' annual conference, and Archives.com will be joining them! Beginning next Wednesday, August 21, there will be numerous sessions at the... Read More »

August Livestream Videos: 4 Free Topics

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Want to learn some helpful tips and tricks for learning about your family history? Archives.com has some great opportunities for you this month. The free weekly livestreams will cover evaluating sources, census records, putting your ancestors in context, and moving your research to a new country. Here's the schedule: Read More »

New Collections: Kansas, Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico and Utah

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Do you have ancestors in Kansas, Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico or Utah? You will want to check out Archives.com's new set of vital records collections! Summertime is a great time to discover your family history, so grab a cold lemonade and check out these 10 new collections of birth, marriage, and death records. Read More »

Find Answers, Work Together, and Write Your History: New Expert Series Articles

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If you're looking for new ways to find out more about your family history - and who isn't?! - the recent Archives.com Expert Series articles are a great place to start. You'll learn about yearbooks, researching in Tennessee, working together, and other things that will help you discover your heritage. Let's take a closer look. Read More »

New Collections for Arizona, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi and Missouri

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Finding ancestors in Arizona, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi and Missouri just got easier! Archives.com recently added nine new vital records collections for these states. If you have ancestors from there, you will definitely want to check out these 3.5 million records.
Highlights Include:
Missouri, Early Death Records covers 1834 to 1910. Read More »

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