The blog post lists the 28 newly added record collections. They include:
* Alabama Death Records, 1908-1959
* Arkansas Death Records, 1914-1959
* Connecticut Town Death Records, Barbour Collection, pre-1870
* Connecticut Town Marriage Records, Barbour Collection, pre-1870
* Delaware Birth Records, 1800-1908
* Delaware Death Records, 1811-1935
* Georgia Death Records, 1919-1998
* Illinois Marriage Records, 1790-1860
* Indiana Marriage Records, 1800-1941
* Louisiana Death Index, 1900-1949
* Maryland Marriage Records, 1655-1850
* Michigan Death Records, 1897-1920
* Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002
* Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002
* Mississippi Marriage Records, 1776-1935
* Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002
* New Hampshire Death and Burial Index, 1654-1949
* New Jersey Birth and Christening Index, 1660-1931
* New Jersey Death and Burial Index, 1798-1971
* New York City Birth Records, 1891-1902
* New York City Death Records, 1892-1902
* North Carolina Death Records, 1908-2004
* Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Death Index, 1803-1915
* Tennessee State Death Records, 1908-1958
* Tennessee Marriage Records, 1780-2002
* Texas State Marriage Records, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002
* Virginia Death and Burials Index, 1853-1917
There are many more vital records databases available at Archives.com - you can see the lists at http://www.archives.com/collections?collType=vital (these are subscription databases):
I haven't compared the lists of Birth, Marriage and Death databases on Archives.com with the lists on Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org or WorldVitalRecords.com.
Someone will probably wonder "Are all of the Archives.com vital records collection included in the Ancestry.com list of historical record collections (since Ancestry.com owns Archives.com)?"
I don't know the answer to that question, but my guess is the answer is "Yes."
The subscription cost of Archives.com is $39.95 for a 12-month subscription, which is much cheaper than an Ancestry.com subscription ($155.40 for one year membership). However, Ancestry.com has many more historical record collections available. To each their own.
As always, no online record collection includes every event that occurred, or every record ever created,, in the jurisdiction covered.
Perhaps Joe Beine can add these Archives.com listings to his Online Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes sites so that we can compare the different websites offerings. Also, the FamilySearch Wiki offers links to online records collections by State (e.g., see California here - look for State Online Collections when you search the Wiki for your state of interest.).
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