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The website Archives.com is a public database of ancestry records. It allows anyone to look up photos, newspapers, and public records for relatives and ancestors. This includes birth records, death records, family genealogy, The site itself boasts having over 11.6 Billion pieces of information. As with most sites of its kind, it allows people to conduct a free search for basic information and then offers a premium subscription for access to more detailed product information. Here’s how to opt out.
Manually Opt Out from Archives.com
If you prefer to remove the information yourself, you can do so manually on their website.
Step 1: Go to archives.com/opt out
Step 2: Fill out all form fields
Step 3: Confirm your information, including your email address
Step 4: Agree to the Opt-Out Policy and submit the form
Step 5: Wait 2-3 weeks for the info to be removed
Archives.com can take a few weeks to review the request and honor the opt out. Based on how these type of sites collect their data, it’s common for information to be posted after the fact. So, it’s important that you check back to ensure your info hasn’t been reposted.
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