• Genealogy News: Accessible Archives

    February 29, 2012 by  
    Filed under Articles, Latest News

    Accessible Archives has been a well-kept secret for far too long. The company founded in 1990 has made an impressive amount of archived information (at one time only offered through microfilm) available through computer technology.

    Accessible Archives has excellent search capacity that allows family history buffs to pinpoint very specific information that is then presented in digital format or through direct link.


    Collections for Family History

    This invaluable resource for genealogists contains mainly “PRIMARY SOURCE” materials!  Filled with mostly US based content, Accessible Archives has a huge collection of newspapers and books from the 1700’s to 1800’s.

    Some of the items in their collection that have the greatest genealogical value include:

    • African American Newspapers
      • Frederick Douglass’ Paper
      • Freedom’s Journal
      • Provincial Freeman (Canadian Publication)
    • American County Histories to 1900
      • Delaware and Maryland County Histories
        Maine County Histories
        New York County Histories
        Vermont County Histories
    • The Civil War Collection
      • Part I: A Newspaper Perspective
      • Part II: The Soldiers’ Perspective
      • Part III: The Generals’ Perspective
      • Part IV: A Midwestern Perspective
      • Part V: Iowa’s Perspective
      • Part VI: Northeast Regimental Histories

    Access for Genealogists

    Access is available on a two-tier platform that includes institutions and individuals. For individual access, there is a yearly membership fee of $59.95 payable via internet by credit card, debit card or PayPal.  However, before you sign up for Accessible Archives check with you local library, college or university as they may already have a membership.

    In addition to Accessible Archives, amazing collection, the site hosts a news section, webinars and a blog filled with shared resources.  Overall Genealogy Beginner gives Accessible Archives a very high rating as one of the best internet resources for family tree enthusiasts as well as historians.

    Image Credit: Ramona Hartley


    One Response to “Genealogy News: Accessible Archives”
    1. Jim Sanders says:

      Thank you for pointing out this genealogy resource. I’m hoping a library near me has a subscription.

      Regards, Jim

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