Search strategies

A genealogist asked me: “I am searching for my Junot family in Louisiana. With over 700 million records – what is the best way to effectively search GenealogyBank for my ancestors?”

Example One
One approach is to search for the surname and the state where the family is from.
My friend began her search by typing: Junot in the surname search box and adding: Louisiana to the “Keyword” search term box.

This approach worked for her – but remember that by putting “Louisiana” in as a search term – the computer will require that both the words “Juont” and “Louisiana” appeared in the text of the original newspaper article.

This approach gave her 490 search results.

Example Two A slightly different approach would be to put: Junot and Louisiana in the “Keyword” search terms box and leave all other fields blank.
This is an effective search – but again it requires that the whole word “Louisiana” also appeared in the article.

Example Three

This is the approach that usually generates the most success.

Begin your search by clicking on the Historical Newspapers section
Then limit your search to only Louisiana newspapers
Then type: Junot in the surname search box. This approach generated 925 hits.

Example Four

Search the “Modern Obituaries” the same way
1. Click on the “Modern Obituaries” section
2. Type in: Junot in the surname search box

3. Then limit your search to only Louisiana newspapers by selecting that stateThere are multiple ways to find your ancestors.

Largest Genealogy in the World to be Presented to Library of Congress

The 80 volume family history of Confucius – spanning 83 generations – will be presented to the Library of Congress in special ceremonies in September.

The event will be a ceremony marking a special donation to the Library of Congress of the Confucian genealogy. Ling-He Kung, a 76th-generation descendant of the revered Chinese philosopher, will donate an 80-volume set that documents Confucius’s family tree. Published by the Beijing-based Culture and Literature Publishing House, the volumes record 83 generations (more than 2 million people) descended from Confucius. It is believed to be the biggest family tree in the world.

Born in 551 B.C. in Qufu in eastern China’s Shandong Province, Confucius was a great teacher and thinker whose theories were the orthodox ideology in China for more than 2,000 years.

This genealogical event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 in the Asian Reading Room, located in room 150 of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, DC.

Trenton, NJ Newspapers Online, 1792-1993, 2007-Today

Search Trenton, New Jersey Newspaper Archives (1792-1993, 2007-Today) – 200+ years of newspapers.
Miscellany – 1805
New Jersey State Gazette – 1792-1799
Sentinel – 1880-1882
Times – 2007-Today
Trenton Evening Times – 1883-1993
Trenton Federalist – 1800-1824
Trenton State Gazette – 1847-1898
Trenton Sunday Times-Advertiser – 1938
True American – 1801-1818


Click Here to see the full list of New Jersey newspapers now online on GenealogyBank

New Jersey Newspapers Online

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