Over Two Hundred Million New Records Added

by Julie Hill

Posted on August 19, 2009

Archives has been live for less than two months, but we already have made our first major site upgrade. Major kudos to the team for a job well done.  In this release we focused on improving site stability, security, and performance but the highlight was definitely adding over 200 million records--now fully searchable in the Archives.com members area! 

This phenomenal achievement is a product of both our successful content acquisition endeavors, and our new relationship with industry leader Footnote.com.
Now available to Archives members:

* Index to over 150 million U.S. Federal Census records, courtesy of Footnote.com

 Archives is proud to work with Footnote.com to provide members with access to the complete 1860 U.S. Federal Census index, and 1930 U.S. Federal Census index--the largest census ever released!  These indexes provide family historians with invaluable information including: full name, age, estimated birth year, residence, and household members. We also show members where they can view an image of the original document.
* Millions of newspaper obituaries

Vastly expanding our existing obituary database--these newspaper obituary records come from all over the United States.  Each obituary has a ton of useful information including: full name, estimated birth date, death date, age at death, known locations, relatives, source, and publication date.
* Additional death, marriage, and divorce records from California and Colorado

These collections are great additions to our existing U.S. vital records database.  We've acquired new death records from Kern County, California dating back to 1990, plus marriage and divorce records from Eagle County, Colorado from 1900-2004.  The marriage license index alone adds more than 12,000 new records.
While we've been busy integrating these new, very exciting collections we've also kept our eye on key improvements planned for the next release.  It's too early to give anything away, but I can say that members will be blown away by the dramatic upgrades coming soon!
If you're not a member yet, here's how it works. Sign-up for a 7 day free trial and you'll have access to the Archives.com members area, ability to run unlimited searches, access to the new premier collections described above, and much much more. To sign-up now, click HERE.

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