We’re adding even more newspapers in the next few days…
GenealogyBank is 3 years old today!
Wow – and has it grown. GenealogyBank has gone from 1,300 newspapers to over 3,800 newspapers – that’s the equivalent of going from 160 million articles to 346 million articles, documents and reports – GenealogyBank now has more than 130 million obituaries and death records. If you haven’t checked GenealogyBank in awhile – you should celebrate its birthday and try it today.
In October we added:
41 newspapers from 22 states
21 new titles
8,052 issues added from 1800-Today
Added nearly 14 million records, articles, documents
In the past 3 years GenealogyBank has ….
= More than doubled in size since it launched
= Added 186 million more articles, records and reports
= Jumped from 1,300 newspapers to over 3,800 newspapers
= Added 92,000 reports & books in just the past 12 months
= 130 million obituaries & death records
= Best source of old newspapers on the planet
= Largest collection of US newspapers published in German, French, & Spanish languages
It’s a great day for Genealogy!
19 October 1864 the residents of St. Albans, Vermont were surprised when a band of 20 to 30 Confederate irregular troops attacked the village intent on robbing the bank and setting fire to the village.
You can read all about it in the St. Albans Daily Messenger 20 October 1864
“In front and on all sides we observe the attempts of the Rebels to kill and murder.”
The Confederates fled to Canada where they were promptly arrested by the police and the $50,000 they had stolen was recovered.
Read the entire story of the attack, capture and trial as reported in the St. Albans Daily Messenger.
Our thanks to Dick Eastman for alerting us to the story.
Connecticut. Middletown. Constitution. 47 issues. 1854-12-13 to 1855-12-05
Connecticut. New London. New London Gazette. 160 issues. 1838-01-03 to 1843-03-22
Connecticut. Nor wich. True Republican. 49 issues. 1804-06-20 to 1806-10-01
GenealogyBank added and expanded 32 newspapers from 23 states.
16 new titles.
Click and search them right now.
Benecia. California Gazette*. 1 issue. 1851-07-12
Denver. Denver Mirror* 33 issues. 1874-06-28 to 1875-05-30
Bristol. Bristol Press*. 2007-12-28 to Present
Manchester. Journal Inquirer*. 2004-03-08 to Present
Middletown. Constitution. 20 issues. 1856-12-31 to 1857-12-02
New London. New London Daily Star. 120 issues. 1837-01-05 to 1858-09-02
Washington. Reconstructionist* 2 issues. 1866-02-10 to 1866-03-24
Blackfoot. Morning News*. 2008-08-02 to Present
Chicago. Chicago Times. 77 issues. 1855-01-16 to 1856-07-03
Terre Haute. Wabash Courier. 18 issues. 1840-10-31 to 1841-12-25
Kansas City. Kansas City Kansan*. 2008-08–12 to Current
New Orleans. New Orleans Argus*. 117 issues. 1828-01-19 to 1832-09-29
Baltimore. American and Commercial Daily Advertiser. 3,722 issues. 1801-07-15 to 1820-12-30
Baltimore. Federal Republican. 66 issues. 1811-01-01 to 1811-03-18
Cumberland. Weekly Civilian. 126 issues. 1859-03-17 to 1861-09-26
Great Falls. Montana Herold. 260 issues. 1893-05-04 to 1899-05-25
Carson City. Nevada Appeal*. 2000-07-04 to Present
Concord. New Hampshire Patriot*. 545 issues. 1878-10-10 to 1890-04-10
Trenton. Trenton State Gazette. 602 issues. 1848-01-01 to 1850-12-31
Albany. Albany Evening Journal. 1 issue. 1854-08-19
New York. Morning Telegraph*. 509 issues. 1870-01-02 to 1879-12-28
New York. New York Herald. 50 issues. 1871-06-18 to 1871-08-09
New York. New York Herald-Tribune*. 527 issues. 1858-01-01 to 1877-09-24
Valley City. Valley City Times-Record*. 2008-06-02 to Present
Cincinnati. Cincinnati Daily Enquirer. 2,065 issues. 1861-01-04 to 1876-09-30
Poteau. Poteau Daily News & Sun*. 2009-07-29 to Present
Philadelphia. National Gazette. 1,558 issues. 1822-12-03 to 1841-04-08
Philadelphia. Public Ledger. 1,103 issues. 1840-09-17 to 1868-05-30
Providence. Manufacturers’ and Farmers’ Journal. 52 issues. 1820-08-07 to 1870-01-03
Charleston. City Gazette. 200 issues. 1826-01-02 to 1826-12-30
Milton. Milton Independent*. 2009-01-08 to Present
Keyser. Mineral Daily*. 2009-04-05 to Present
Washington, DC was captured and burned August 24-25th, 1814.
With British troops overwhelming the city “…a retreat was ordered, when the President, who had been on horseback, with the army the whole day, reared from the mortifying scene, and left the city on horseback accompanied by Gen. Mason and Mr. Carroll.” (Baltimore Evening Post – 30 Aug 1814).
Follow your ancestor’s lives through the War of 1812 – read the day’s newspapers as they read them.
Yes – you can do that on GenealogyBank.
Step 1. Start your search. For example let’s say your are researching the surname: Clapper. Press Search
Step 2. Limit your search results to: Obituaries. Click on the blue highlighted category: Obituary.
You can quickly see what is included in GenealogyBank by looking at the title lists.
For example – here is part of the title list for South Carolina newspapers in GenealogyBank.
Congress has chartered many national associations – among them the American Instructors of the Deaf. Their annual reports routinely included details about the schools for the deaf and their faculty.
GenealogyBank has the back file of these reports.
Here are the obituaries that appeared in the 1908 report.
Deem, Charles S. (1861-1908). Jackson, Mississippi. p. 218
Tip: Associations routinely published detailed obituaries detailing the lives of their deceased members. GenealogyBank has information on more than 1 billion people – remember obituaries are not only in the newspapers. Be sure to search GenealogyBank’s historical books and documents.
Proceedings of the eighteenth meeting of the Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf, held at the Utah School for the Deaf and the Blind, Ogden, Utah, July 4-10, 1908. January 8, 1909. — Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor and ordered to be printed with illustrations. Date: 1909-01-08; Publication: Serial Set Vol. No. 5407, Session Vol. No.20; Report: S.Doc. 645