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When you’re shopping online it can be difficult to identify which websites are scams and which are legitimate. Family history websites are no exception. Fortunately, plenty of companies out there are trustworthy.
Archives.com is a family history website with an “A” rating from the Better Business Bureau. Archives allows people to access over 1.5 billion records, build family trees, and learn from expert resources.
Here are reasons that, unlike an online scam, Archives is credible:
Here are some details that will help you differentiate between Archives, scams, and the competition.
Archives.com offers a 7-day free trial, allowing you to try out the website before you pay. To try it, you enter your name, email, and credit card information to ensure uninterrupted service. Rather than being a scam, Archives will not charge your card if you decide to cancel within the trial period. If you keep your membership, you will be billed one payment of $39.95 annually. You can cancel any time to prevent future billing.
The annual membership at Archives.com is a fraction of the cost of some other family history websites. Archives.com doesn’t charge more for access to international records collections, which are included with your membership.
For membership and billing questions, it’s best to contact Archives.com directly:
P.O. Box 391146
Omaha, NE 68139
An agent can help you with your question, inquiry, or complaint and can help you resolve any issue with the website. You can find many responses online where people are thankful for assistance they received.
You may see some posts out there that make claims about Archives scams, but these are untrue.
Far from being a scam, Archives.com is one of the most robust family history websites available. Here are a few of the main features:
Considering how many scams exist, it’s helpful to know which websites are actual scams, and which ones deliver real value. Though Archives.com is relatively new to the industry, it has grown quickly to be one of the most visited family history websites in the U.S.
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