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Whether you’re just starting to do family history research or are a professional genealogist, it is helpful to review what family history websites offer. This review of Archives (www.archives.com) will help you understand Archives.com’s features.
An annual Archives membership, with access to all U.S. and international collections, costs $39.95. Other family history websites can cost hundreds of dollars per year. How does Archives compare? It offers 18 of the top 20 collections of the nearest competitor, and a number of other unique records collections, in addition to easy-to-use tools that help you build and share your family tree.
The site offers a 7-day free trial so you can evaluate and review Archives before you decide whether to continue with the service. With a membership, you can access to over 1.5 billion records in 268 collections, including vital records, census records, military records, newspapers, immigration records, surname histories, and obituaries. Archives members can also purchase family history products, often at a discount, such as DNA tests, hard-copy vital certificates, offline court records, living person reports, and memberships to OneGreatFamily and NewspaperARCHIVE.
Archives provides a number of learning resources to help you trace your family tree. Expert Series articles offer tips and tutorials on topics helpful to finding and documenting your ancestors. These articles, indexed by subjects ranging from ancient and medieval genealogy to finding living relatives, can serve as an introduction or a review, depending on your experience with researching archives. The Archives blog keeps you informed about industry news and new features.
Recently, Archives has added a number of new features including:
Archives posts new features on their frequently updated blog at http://www.archives.com/blog/.
Though it is still a relative newcomer, Archives.com has quickly become one of the most visited family history websites in the U.S. Here’s a review of some facts that speak to the site’s reputation:
Archives offers U.S.-based phone and email support available 12 hours per day.Mail
If you have a question about membership or billing you should contact Archives.com customer service directly. Customer service representatives are friendly, and very willing to work with you to resolve issues.
Hopefully this review helps you better understand Archives.com.