Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Archives.com - Does anyone use this database?

We received the following inquiry:  What is your experience with archives.com? Do you consider it a good value for researching names between 1900-1940?

Can anyone weigh in on this website?


  1. Yes - I use Archives.com and it is a good consolidation of data from many sources. It can also help you find and order vital records if you aren't sure how the system works for each state and county.

    Full disclosure: I write for Archives.com's Expert Series for which I am paid.

  2. This is one of several subscription sites that I use. While it pulls information from other publicly available free sites (as well as some other subscription sites), it is able to locate information that I may not have been able to find on my own without going to numerous other sites. I've discovered several marriage records, death certificates, newspaper articles and obituaries. I find it to be a good value for the money.

  3. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories" and family sagas
    and "Back to the Homeplace" and "The Homeplace Revisited"