2.5 billion vital and historical records
Since its July 2009 launch, Archives.com has rapidly become the web's biggest family history bargain, offering cutting-edge family tree tools and access to over 2.5 billion vital and historical records at a price many times below the competition. How do we do it? Archives.com boasts some of the Silicon Valley's brightest engineers and designers, a team of experienced and passionate family history professionals, and partnerships with pillars of American family history research.
Archives.com blends a startup's speed and technical agility with genealogical expertise and institutional know-how. Acquired from profitable startup Inflection, recently dubbed "the hottest Silicon Valley company you've never heard of," Archives.com leverages its top-shelf engineering talent to build and support its own technological platform. The result? Fast search results, sophisticated research features, and simple-but-powerful family tree tools.
No matter how robust the technology, Archives.com must meet or exceed the needs of family history researchers to succeed. That's why we've relentlessly pursued partnerships with the most important organizations in genealogy. Our joint effort with FamilySearch International, the world's largest genealogical organization, brought the entire publicly available U.S. Census indexes to our database—over 500 million records in total. Inflection further pledged over $5 million to digitize tens-of-millions of additional historical records, the majority of which are not currently online. Archives.com is also especially proud of its collaboration with the National Archives of the United States, the end result of a competition between many family history sites. Beginning April 2, 2012, Archives provided exclusive access to the 1940 census, the first public availability of these critical records that had long been restricted due to government's 72-year privacy rules on census data.
Archives.com makes it easy for anyone to begin to discover their heritage. Whether it's our clean and powerful design, no-fuss tree wizard, our educational Expert Series articles, or our Facebook family tree tools, Archives.com represents an affordable and powerful solution to any family history researcher, from beginner to expert.