Media Buying Client Ancestry.com is adding more than fifty million new records to their online archives from fifty-three newly licensed collections. The records come from twenty-three states and some are nearly 400 years old.
The new records are from locally-kept birth records, death and burial records, christening records and marriage records. The records contain entries on famous Americans such as John Wayne, Clark Gable and Ernest Hemingway.
“Vital records are among the most valuable genealogical resources for proving or disproving other sources, giving a more complete picture of ancestors, helping distinguish between different people with the same names and finding clues about earlier life events,”said Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, whose office oversees the Tennessee State Library and Archives. “By compiling such a massive collection, spanning not only different locales, but centuries of essential information, Ancestry.com is making it possible for anyone to learn more about family history.”
A few of the more interesting new records in the collection date back into the 1600s; including Marriage records in New Hampshire from 1637-1949 and death records in Connecticut from 1650-1934. These old records include people such as P.T. Barnum and Noah Webster.
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