Remembering Sgt. Baller

There is a nice story in today’s Wall Street Journal: A Final Farewell to Arms: Remains of vets left at funeral homes to be buried.

It is about a group of volunteer veterans that are giving the final salute to veterans – whose cremains have been left and long forgotten at funeral homes across America.
Among those vets to be buried on Memorial Day are Sgt. First Class Carl J. Baller who died in 1947.

Click here to read the entire article.


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GenealogyBank adds 1,800+ Newspapers

This has been a landmark month for GenealogyBank.

It has added more content for over 1,800 newspapers – including more than 100 new newspaper titles not previously in GenealogyBank.

That’s over 17.6 million articles – including obituaries, marriage announcements and more. New content was added for all 50 States.

And we’re not done yet!

That is just too many titles to list all of them here.
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To see what new historical newspapers have been added that document your family tree – use the drop down menu and narrow your search to only the newspapers “added since April 2010″.


This handy feature lets you search only the recently added content saving you time.

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Cambrian, The (Cambria, CA)
Obituaries: 12/20/2001 – Current
Death Notices: 05/10/2001 – Current

Manteca Bulletin, The (Manteca, CA)
Obituaries: 11/19/2009 – Current
Death Notices: 10/02/2009 – Current


Galva News (Galva, IL)
Obituaries: 12/30/2009 – Current
Death Notices: 10/03/2009 – Current


Ogle County Newspapers (Oregon, IL)

Obituaries: 12/17/2009 – Current
Death Notices: 10/02/2009 – Current

Spokesman, The (Herrin, IL)
Death Notices: 10/02/2009 – Current


Teutopolis Press (Teutopolis, IL)
Death Notices: 10/24/2009 – Current

Kiowa County Signal (Pratt, KS)
Obituaries: 02/01/2010 – Current
Death Notices: 10/05/2009 – Current


Avoyelles Journal, Marksville Weekly News, Bunkie Record (Marksville, LA)
Obituaries: 11/04/2009 – Current
Death Notices: 10/02/2009 – Current


Bastrop Daily Enterprise (Bastrop, LA)
Obituaries: 07/12/2008 – Current


Gueydan Journal (Gueydan, LA)
Obituaries: 10/27/2009 – Current
Death Notices: 10/02/2009 – Current

Kaplan Herald (Kaplan, LA)
Obituaries: 02/22/2010 – Current
Death Notices: 10/06/2009 – Current


Ville Platte Gazette (Ville Platte, LA)
Obituaries: 11/25/2009 – Current
Death Notices: 10/02/2009 – Current


Whitman Express (Hanson, MA)
Death Notices: 03/29/2010 – Current

Blue Springs Journal (Blue Springs, MO)
Obituaries: 10/29/2009 – Current
Death Notices: 03/27/2010 – Current


Warren Reporter, The (Warren, NJ)
Obituaries: 06/28/1997 – Current
Death Notices: 06/28/1997 – Current

Westfield Record-Press, The (Westfield, NJ)
Obituaries: 06/17/2005 – 08/22/2008
Death Notices: 06/10/2005 – 09/26/2008

Brunswick Beacon, The (Shallotte, NC)
Death Notices: 04/21/2010 – Current


Daily Southerner, The (Tarboro, NC)
Death Notices: 03/18/2010 – Current


Independent Tribune (Concord, Kannapolis, NC)
Death Notices: 02/20/2010 – Current

Claremore Daily Progress, The (Claremore, OK)
Obituaries: 03/12/2010 – Current
Death Notices: 10/03/2009 – Current


News Eagle, The (Hawley, PA)
Obituaries: 10/05/2010 – Current
Death Notices: 10/02/2010 – Current


Easley Progress, The (Easley, SC)
Obituaries: 03/04/2009 – Current

Death Notices: 03/30/2010 – Current

Breaking News: Ireland 1901 Census Going Online

Breaking News

The National Archives of Ireland has announced that they will be putting the complete Irish 1901 Census online. It is expected to go live within the next two weeks.
The National Archives of Ireland already has the Ireland 1911 census online.

The census gives the name of each person in the household, age, sex, their relationship to head of the household, religion, occupation, marital status, town, county or country of birth.

Other essential Irish genealogical resources:
Ireland Civil Registration Indexes – 1845-1958

This handy, free online resource is an index to Irish births, 1864-1958, marriages, 1845-1958, and deaths, 1864-1958.

Notice in this example that it gives the citation so you can quickly obtain copies of the original marriage certificate.
GenealogyBank – is packed with Irish American newspapers as well as birth announcements, marriage notices and obituaries.
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Newspapers are crucial to documenting your family history

Genealogists rely on multiple sources to document a family tree.
One source does not give all of the facts – so researchers must look at multiple family history records to gather the details for each family.

For example – James Edwin Ayres (1817-1893) and his wife Ann (Ford) Ayres (1817-1901) are listed in the 1850 census for Greenburgh, Westchester County, New York.
TIP: You may search the census for free at FamilySearch.org

On closer inspection we see that there is an age gap between the children. James H. Ayres – born about 1842

Sarah Ayres – born about 1844

and Frederica Ayres born about 1849

It appears that there might be another child that was probably born in 1846 and who died before 1850.
A quick search of GenealogyBank shows that was the case.
In the Hudson River Chronicle (Sing Sing, New York) – 12 December 1848 we find an obituary notice for Lovina Ayres stating that she was born 7 August 1846 and died 26 November 1848.
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