[Editor's note: the following press release was received from Archives.com. With all these news records you should check out their resources and see if they can't help break down that brick wall!]
Significant Expansion Allows Users to Find Millions of Additional Historical Records for the Same Low Membership Price
PALO ALTO, CA – December 2, 2010 – Continuing its commitment to simple and affordable family history research, Archives.com, an Inflection brand, has vastly enhanced its content offerings by integrating more than 40 million new digital records and 110 million scanned newspaper pages dating back to 1753. The major enhancement represents a 25% increase in U.S. vital records on the site and creates an amazing opportunity for users to uncover new information about their ancestors.
“With the integration of this new content, Archives.com users have access to millions of additional historical records dating back to the 1700’s,” said Matthew Monahan, Inflection CEO. “We’re exceptionally pleased to provide an enhanced member experience without increasing cost. As a result, users can discover more about their ancestors than ever before at one of the lowest price points in the industry.”
Archives.com makes it simple for users to search a collection of more than 1.1 billion historical records and find their ancestors with easy-to-use search tools and an intuitive interface. The site has gained significant momentum in recent months, hitting impressive milestones while demonstrating popularity and user engagement. Since its July 2009 launch, Archives has facilitated more than 50 million searches with users spending more than 2 million hours on the site.
Already one of the most trafficked family history websites in the U.S., Archives.com is focused on adding new engaging content to help users discover more about their ancestors. New record collections now available on Archives.com include:
- 40 Million Vital Records: Vital records document significant life events including birth, death, marriage, and divorce. These are the building blocks of family history research. Archives’ collection of U.S. vital records has been developed through the expansion of existing collections and the addition of records from states including Texas, Florida, Ohio, Minnesota, Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, and Utah.
- 110 Million Newspaper Pages: Archives has joined forces with Newspaper Archive to make millions of newspaper pages viewable on Archives.com. Users now have easy access to this historically significant repository with content dating back to 1753 and billions of indexed names.
- 300,000 Cemetery Records: Partnering with cemetery mapping pioneers Names In Stone, Archives.com now offers access to more than 300,000 indexed burial records.
In spite of this huge record expansion, Archives has not raised the cost of membership, and remains committed to affordability while adding new records, functionality, and resources. Archives.com’s enhanced database and new partnerships demonstrate a major leap forward for value-conscious consumers that want to start researching their family history. To search Archives.com, log in or start a free trial membership.
Archives.com makes discovering family history simple and affordable. Its database of more than 1.1 billion historical records—birth, death, marriage, divorce, census, obituary, immigration, newspaper, military and more—is available at a price that’s up to 80% less than the leading competitor. Archives also partners with other leading family history websites to provide integrated record collections, discounted memberships, official certificates, and other special promotions. Archives.com is free to try for seven days, allowing anyone to explore the benefits of membership without risk or obligation. To explore one of the web’s most comprehensive resources for researching family history, please visit http://www.archives.com/.
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