New U.S. Vital Records And Obituaries On

by Julie Hill

Posted on February 15, 2011

FL_marriageimage.pngAt, we are constantly working behind-the-scenes to improve and expand our records databases. Today we're happy to announce the integration of many new and updated collections, which total over 1.2 million unique records.

There is a fascinating collection of U.S. funeral home obituaries, and vital records from Florida and Idaho. Florida marriage and will records will be particularly useful to genealogists because the scanned certificates are also accessible within

Here's a quick review of new collections now available to members. To learn more about our records, please visit the Collections page.

U.S. Funeral Home Obituaries: Years Covered 2004 to 2009, Record Count 1,008,530

A funeral home obituary is published by a funeral home to report a death, burial, or funeral ceremony. This collection of U.S. funeral home obituaries was compiled from a variety of funeral home sources, and covers years 2004 to 2009.

Florida, Alachua County Will Records: Years Covered 1837 - 1973, Record Count 3,932

Will records are written accounts that specify how a person's estate will be divided. This collection from Alachua County, Florida contains vital information about the deceased and scanned images of the will documents.

Florida, Alachua County Marriage Records: Years Covered 1837 - 1973, Record Count 45,056

Alachua County, Florida marriage records contain information about bride and groom, and scanned images of the original marriage certificates.

Idaho Death Records: Years Covered 1911 - 1960, Record Count 218,203

Idaho death records cover the mid-20th century. These records newly available on hold information like name of the deceased, location, death year, and certificate number.

In addition, Archives has also updated the Idaho marriage and divorce collections adding thousands of new records to each.

To access records from any of these collections, log in to, click the 'Search' tab, enter your search criteria, and utilize the 'Search a Collection' drop-down menu if desired.

We are delighted to bring these new records to members - and there are a number of exciting collections on the way. If you're interested in seeing a specific new collection on please comment below.

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