About Archives.com

Trace your genealogy and family tree to learn more about your family's history.

With over 2.1 billion records, Archives is your complete solution for tracing your family tree as far back as possible:

  • Find birth, death, cemetery, marriage, divorce and historic vital records from one easy-to-use search interface!
  • Discover new connections to your family tree with cemetery listings, obituaries, burial and military records, surname histories, and more.
  • Great for people at all levels - whether you're just starting out or have been doing genealogy for years!
  • include: Date and location of death, Cause of death, Cemetery and obituary listings, Surviving relatives

The Archives search feature gives greater weight to documents with accompanying images, listing them first in search results. To save time, the site marks documents with graphics to indicate which information you'll find in each file. As you search Archives, you can access scanned copies of records. It has viewing options like resolution, and you can rotate it to improve image quality and make reading easier. Not all records are available for direct viewing on Archives. Those that aren't have external links that lead to state or federal archive sites outside of Archives.com.

When you find an original document that applies to your family tree, you can save it to the pedigree chart on the website. You can start your tree by entering basic information you already know, such as names and dates of birth or death. From there, Archives fills in information you don't have based on records in its genealogy search engine. When Archives finds historical documents related to your ancestors, a small plus sign appears next to your relatives' names. As your tree grows, Archives sends you alerts when it finds more information that you may find helpful about your family.


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