Saving Records on Archives.com

by Pamela Velazquez

Posted on April 8, 2014

Archives.com tries to make it easy for you to sift through records for the right person you're looking for. Using your Saved Records Folder can help you flag records for later review and make your time searching more efficient.

Start by using the Archives search page and searching for the person or record you are hoping to find. Once you have clicked to see a record that you think might be what you are looking for, go to the top right corner of the page, and click on the "Found a Match?" button. You can also see this button in the record image viewer. Here you'll see a dropdown menu where you can select three different options: 'Found It,' 'Maybe,' or 'Not It.' If you select 'Found it' or 'Maybe' then that record will be automatically saved to your Saved Records Folder.

To access your saved records, navigate to the top of any page on Archives.com to where you see a small folder icon and click here to get to your saved records. Here you will see all of the records you have labeled as 'Found It' and 'Maybe.' Here you can sort saved records by name, birth date, death date, location or collection. If you find that a record you have saved is in fact not what you are looking for, you can click the 'x' at the right and delete that record from your saved records.

Hopefully this simple feature will help you keep track of all the records you have found! 

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