5 Fantastic Collections from 2013

by Amy Johnson Crow

Posted on December 31, 2013

It's the time of year when people start feeling nostalgic. (It seems natural for a genealogist to look backward!) Here's a look at five fantastic record collections that were added to Archives.com during 2013. 

1. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Records

The ELCA records are actually three separate collections - Births, Marriages, and Deaths.  These 4 million records span ELCA churches across the United States. This video will show you what you might find in these records and how to search for your ancestors. 

2. New York State Censuses

The ten years between federal censuses is a long time. Fortunately, New York took its own census in some of the years in between.  This year, Archives.com added the New York state censuses of 1892, 1915 and 1925.  To search these collections, go to the Search page and select "Census Records" as the record type and "New York" as the state.

3. U.K. Censuses

The United States isn't the only country that has taken censuses. If you have ancestors in the British Isles, be sure to check out the 1841-1911 censuses for England, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. 

4. Texas State Birth Index

This collection of more than 17 million Texas births includes the years 1903 through 1997. The index includes the person's name, birth date, county of birth, and parents' names. An image of the index is included. 

5. Tennessee State Death Records

This collection covers 1908-1958 and includes the image of the death certificate. If you have ancestors in the Volunteer State in these years, you need to check out this collection.

In 2013, Archives.com added more than 450 million records in 154 collections. You can find all of them on the Collections page. Stay tuned to see what we add in 2014!

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