Youll soon start seeing more records on subscription genealogy site Archives.com. At the National Genealogical Society (NGS) conference opening session yesterday, Archives product director Joe Godfrey announced the site will embark on an ambitious content acquisition and digitization plan, focusing in part on the digitization of material not yet online.
Anne Roach, who chaired FamilySearchs 2011 RootsTech conference, will join Archives to lead the project.
“This will entail a long-term, multi-million dollar effort,” Archives.com product manager Julie Hill told me. “Users will begin to see these records coming online in the next couple of months.”
If you’re attending the NGS conference (going on now), you can sample the records already available on Archives by picking up a complimentary six-month membership card at the Archives booth (#229 and 231).
Archives also is making a special $1,000 grant award at the conference to an organization or individual working to preserve historical records and/or advance family history research. To apply, stop by the Archives booth for an application. Learn more on the NGS conference blog.