What is upcoming for Tennessee?

I was asked tonight: What Tennessee newspapers are being adding next on GenealogyBank?

I checked and here are the titles that have been approved and will be added in the months ahead.

Knoxville Gazette. Knoxville, TN. 1795 to 1818
Clarion and Tennessee Gazette. Nashville, TN. 1821 to 1874
Nashville Gazette. Nashville, TN. 1822 to 1826
Tennessee Gazette. Nashville, TN. 1800 to 1807


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Let me know and I will post the forthcoming list for your State.

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Tim Russert, 1950 – 2008

On Father’s Day weekend it gives us pause to learn of the passing of Tim Russert.

Deeply involved with his family as well as his life’s work he wrote about fathers and about his heritage.

His easy manor and gift for telling stories always made us wonder – is there more that we can do to keep the family ties strong; communication ongoing and keeping everyone in touch?

Listen to his narration of an excerpt from his book Big Russ and Me, a Father’s Day tribute to his Dad. Click Here.

He will be missed.

Make the call – keep in touch – family.

GenealogyBank adds newspapers from 13 States

GenealogyBank announced today that it has added another 14 newspapers from 13 States to the America’s Obituaries section of GenealogyBank.

This brings the modern obituaries to nearly 28 million obituaries & death notices. There are millions more obituaries in the 2,500 newspapers in the Historical Newspaper section and in the Historical Documents section.

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List of new titles added:
Alabama
Valley Times-News, (Lanett, AL)
Obituaries: 04/17/1999 – Current
Death Notices: 03/18/1999 – Current

Georgia
Marietta Daily Journal (Marietta, GA)
Obituaries: 12/07/1998 – Current
Death Notices: 12/07/1998 – Current
Thomasville Times-Enterprise (Thomasville, GA)
Obituaries: 11/27/2007 – Current
Death Notices: 11/14/2007 – Current

Indiana
Decatur Daily Democrat (Decatur, IN)
Obituaries: 04/29/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 03/11/2008 – Current

Iowa
Clinton Herald (Clinton, IA)
Obituaries: 09/28/2007 – Current
Death Notices: 08/29/2007 – Current

Kentucky
Daily News, (Middlesboro, KY)
Obituaries: 02/02/2007 – Current
Death Notices: 02/01/2007 – Current

Mississippi
Daily Times Leader (West Point, MS)
Obituaries: 04/27/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 03/27/2008 – Current

North Carolina
Tryon Daily Bulletin, (Tryon, NC)
Obituaries: 09/12/2007 – Current
Death Notices: 05/14/2007 – Current

Ohio
Daily Sentinel, (Pomeroy, OH)
Obituaries: 10/17/2005 – Current
Death Notices: 10/17/2005 – Current
Evening Leader, (St. Marys, OH)
Obituaries: 04/07/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 04/02/2008 – Current

Pennsylvania
York Weekly Record (York, PA)
Obituaries: 01/23/2004 – Current
Death Notices: See York Daily Record

South Carolina
Union Daily Times, (Union, SC)
Obituaries: 01/02/2006 – Current
Death Notices: 01/02/2006 – Current

Texas
San Marcos Daily Record (San Marcos, TX)
Obituaries: 05/08/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 04/12/2008 – Current

Washington
Daily Herald, (Everett, WA)
Obituaries: 08/16/2005 – Current

Philadelphia Marriage Index 1885-1951 Online

Last month we told you about the Philadelphia Death Certificates 1803-1915 going online.

This week FamilySearchLabs.org has put up more data. The indexes to Philadelphia Marriages 1885-1951 are now online. Click Here to search them.

Genealogists can page through this index to find the date and marriage license certificate number for their ancestor’s marriage.

The index is divided into five sections: 1885-1916; 1917-1938; 1939-1942; 1943-1946; and 1947-1951.

Simply select the time period you want to search and browse the index to locate your ancestor.

The Philadelphia Inquirer 1860-1922 along with over 280 Philadelphia and Pennsylvania newspapers from the colonial period right up to today are already online at GenealogyBank

It’s a great day for genealogy!

Happy National Doughnut Day!

My days of eating doughnuts are long gone – but it was 70 years ago that the first Friday in June was designated National Doughnut Day!

Captain Hanson Gregory (1831-) of Camden, Maine gets the credit for inventing the modern doughnut – or at least the hole.
He was a ship’s cook at age 16 in 1847 – when he experimented with ideas to solve the problem of the uncooked centers of doughnuts.

It was verified :) in a Wrigley chewing gum cartoon strip “Fun Facts” illustrated here (see above) from the Dallas Morning News Feb 7, 1971. and it was often repeated in news accounts like this humorous one that appeared in the Kansas City Times Jan 11, 1920.

You can search GenealogyBank for millions of articles from over 3,500 newspapers – find over 1 billion of your ancestors and discover the details of their lives…
…even the old recipes for making doughnuts.

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Anna Barrows, Boston YWCA Lecturer on Cookery, wrote a terrific article giving multiple recipes for doughnuts. I have inserted this article from the Philadelphia Inquirer Feb 18, 1894. Click Here to see a larger version.
Let’s celebrate the day and use the old recipes to prepare some homemade doughnuts.
Click Here to see a larger version.
Happy National Doughnut Day!

GenealogyBank Adds 126 More Newspapers

We’ve mobilized the entire crew at GenealogyBank to bring you the historical backfiles of 126 newspapers from 23 States.

(Image from Library of Congress, LC-DIG-nclc-03657)

It’s a great day for genealogy!

Titles from across the country –

Gazette-Telegraph (Colorado Springs, CO) 1/4/1873 to 10/31/1913
Norwich Aurora (Norwich, CT) 5/15/1839 to 3/10/1876
Chicago Times (Chicago, IL) 11/2/1854 to 7/3/1888
Springfield Republican (Springfield, MA) 1/1/1877 to 2/29/1908
Irish World (New York, NY) 1/11/1890 to 5/30/1903
St. Albans Daily Messenger (St. Albans, VT) 7/2/1888 to 12/30/1922

and 120 more ….
Click Here to see the list of titles that were added this week.

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Over 3,500 newspapers 1690 to today!
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New York City – APG Chapter takes detailed tour of GenealogyBank – Part 2

As promised – here is the PowerPoint presentation used at the NY Metro Chapter meeting last night.

Simply click your way through the presentation.
The presentation is focused on the variety and value of resources that you can find in GenealogyBank. With over 230 million documents & articles – it is a unique resource for genealogists.

Remember-
All of
GenealogyBank may be searched for free.

In the free search you will see a preview snippet of the article showing the name of your ancestor that you are searching for. These snippets let you confirm which articles and records GenealogyBank has on your ancestors before you join.

Your membership helps us to make even more records available.

Your membership in GenealogyBank entitles you to read the complete text of over 230 million articles and records – search for more than 1 billion of your relatives.

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New York City – APG Chapter takes detailed tour of GenealogyBank

I had the opportunity Monday night to speak to the New York Metro Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

I have been a member of APG from the beginning – and a member of the New York Metro Chapter for many years.

Living in Connecticut I welcomed the opportunity to go to the city and speak about GenealogyBank.

It was a good group – the room was full and it was clear that most members of the group were already actively using GenealogyBank. We spent the evening walking them through the many types of records found in GenealogyBank and in particular showing them examples of records that they might not have used before … obituaries published in government reports, marriage announcements, Civil War pension records from the 1920s, passenger arrival notices/lists; rare documents and more – showing them clear examples of what could be found and their value to genealogists.

Many thanks to the Chapter leadership Joy Rich & Eileen Polakoff for a job well done in arranging for tonight’s meeting.

GenealogyBank adds even more newspapers


Hot off the press!

I just received word that GenealogyBank began adding an additional 67 historical newspapers today.

(Image from Library of Congress – American Memory Project)

That jumps the total with yesterday’s announcement to 107 titles added this weekend!!

These titles will finish loading later this week.

These additional historical newspapers are from Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas and cover the dates 1855 to 1977.

That’s just too many titles for me to list here – but I will put the complete list on GenealogyBank Monday morning. Click here to see the 40 titles I announced yesterday.

It’s a great day for Genealogy ….

…and a great day for GenealogyBank too.
All of GenealogyBank may be searched for free.

In the free search you will see a preview snippet of the article showing the name of your ancestor that you are searching for.

These snippets let you confirm which articles and records GenealogyBank has on your ancestors before you join. Your membership helps us to make even more records available.

Your membership in GenealogyBank entitles you to read the complete text of over 230 million articles and records – search for more than 1 billion of your relatives.

Sign up now and ask your friends to join with us in bringing more records online – It’s only $9.95 – click here.