GenealogyBank.com adding 56 more New York historical newspapers

Great news - GenealogyBank.com is adding 56 more New York historical newspapers.

GenealogyBank already contains over 330 NY newspapers – part of the more than 3,500 local newspapers from across the country that are online in GenealogyBank.

Wow – climbing your family tree has never been easier.

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Over 3,500 newspapers 1690 to today!

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List of 56 more newspapers that will be added to GenealogyBank in the months ahead.

Click here to see the list of over 330 New York newspapers that are already online.
Albany, NY. Albany Argus. 1823 to 1876
Albany, NY. Signs of the Times. 1827 to 1828
Albany, NY. Temperance Recorder. 1833 to 1834
Auburn, NY. Cayuga Republican. 1823 to 1876
Auburn, NY. Cayuga Tocsin. 1813 to 1814
Ballston Spa, NY. Saratoga Advertiser. 1804 to 1812
Balston Spa, NY. Saratoga Journal. 1814 to 1817
Batavia, NY. Republican Advocate. 1811 to 1820
Buffalo, NY. Niagara Journal. 1815 to 1819
Canandaiqua, NY. Western Repository. 1803 to 1807
Catskill, NY. Catskill Recorder. 1807 to 1833
Cazenovia, NY. Pilot. 1808 to 1820
Cazenovia, NY. Union Herald. 1838 to 1840
Cherry Valley, NY. Cherry Valley Gazette. 1821 to 1826
Goshen, NY. Goshen Repository. 1797 to 1798
Goshen, NY. Orange County Gazette. 1806 to 1817
Herkimer, NY. Farmer’s Monitor. 1805 to 1807
Kingston, NY. Rising Sun. 1793 to 1798
Kingston, NY. Ulster County Gazette. 1806 to 1811
Kingston, NY. Ulster Sentinel. 1830 to 1831
Lansingburgh, NY. American Spy. 1791 to 1798
New York, NY. Colored American. 1837 to 1841
New York, NY. Commercial Advertiser. 1821 to 1876
New York, NY. Hodge’s Bank Note Reporter. 1861 to 1861
New York, NY. National Advocate. 1821 to 1829
New York, NY. New York Evening Post. 1822 to 1876
New York, NY. New-York Advertiser. 1821 to 1859
New York, NY. Republican Watch-Tower. 1810 to 1810
New York, NY. Royal American Gazette. 1777 to 1780
New York, NY. Spectator. 1822 to 1824
New York, NY. Statesman. 1824 to 1825
New York, NY. True Sun. 1847 to 1848
New York, NY. Universalist Union. 1837 to 1838
New York, NY. Weekly Visitor & Ladies Museum. 1822 to 1823
Newburgh, NY. Rights of Man. 1801 to 1804
Oxford, NY. Oxford Times. 1838 to 1840
Plattsburgh, NY. Plattsburgh Herald. 1815 to 1825
Poughkeepsie, NY. Country Journal. 1785 to 1789
Poughkeepsie, NY. Dutchess Observer. 1816 to 1876
Poughkeepsie, NY. Political Barometer. 1804 to 1809
Poughkeepsie, NY. Poughkeepsie Journal. 1789 to 1845
Poughkeepsie, NY. Ulster Republican. 1834 to 1836
Rochester, NY. Frederick Douglass’s Paper. 1852 to 1862
Rochester, NY. Rochester Telegraph. 1821 to 1876
Rondout, NY. Rondout Freeman. 1845 to 1847
Sag Harbor, NY. Frothingham’s Long Island Herald. 1791 to 1798
Schenectady, NY. Cabinet. 1821 to 1858
Schenectady, NY. Western Budget. 1807 to 1810
Schoharie, NY. Schoharie Observer. 1820 to 1827
Troy, NY. Troy Gazette. 1802 to 1811
Troy, NY. Troy Post. 1815 to 1823
Utica, NY. Utica Patriot. 1817 to 1820
Waterloo, NY. Waterloo Gazette. 1818 to 1821
Whitestown, NY. Western Centinel. 1794 to to 1798
Whitestown, NY. Whitestown Gazette. 1796 to 1803

Pennsylvania historical newspapers in GenealogyBank.com pipeline

GenealogyBank is pleased to give you a sneak peek at the Pennsylvania historical newspapers in the pipeline for the months ahead.

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This list includes new titles as well as expanded coverage for existing titles.

PENNSYLVANIA
Erie, PA. Erie Observer. 1833 to 1835
Harrisburg, PA. Oracle of Dauphin. 1821 to 1824
Harrisburg, PA. Patriot News. 1857 to 1922
Lancaster, PA. Intelligencer & Weekly Advertiser. 1818 to 1820
Montrose, PA. Susquehanna Centinel. 1816 to 1819
Philadelphia, PA. Democratic Press. 1808 to 1818
Philadelphia, PA. Pennsylvania Journal. 1741 to 1793
Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Inquirer. 1829 to 1859
Philadelphia, PA. Sunday Mercury. 1864 to 1865
Pittsburgh, PA. Commonwealth. 1811 to 1812
Pittsburgh, PA. Tree of Liberty. 1801 to 1809
Reading, PA. Readinger Adler. 1821 to 1876
Washington, PA. Reporter. 1821 to 1876
Washington, PA. Washington Examiner. 1817 to 1876
Wilkes-Barre, PA. The Gleaner. 1815 to 1818

Thousands more newspapers are also being considered for addition to GenealogyBank.

We continue to evaluate and add more titles that are not on this list and as soon as I know which titles are going live or have been added to the “Upcoming Titles” list – I will post the list to our blog.

This way you will know which titles are being added to GenealogyBank.

CLICK HERE to see the complete list of Pennsylvania newspapers that are already live online right now at GenealogyBank.

Arkansas & Maine Newspapers Being Added to GenealogyBank.com

To get the word out about which historical newspapers we’ll be adding in the months ahead – here is today’s list of newspapers for Arkansas and Maine.

I will research and post another two States tomorrow.

(Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine, 1874-1940. Courtesy: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC – Digital ID: nclc 03548).

Remember – this is an advance look at the list. Some of these titles are going live right now and some will not be added for months.

We want you to know what our plans are.

I usually hear about the new newspaper titles going live on GenealogyBank three times a month. I was posting a summary of the new content at the end of each month, but now I will post these new titles and their dates of coverage as soon as I get the word that they are being added.

Thousands of newspapers are also being considered for addition to GenealogyBank. We continue to evaluate and add more titles that are not on this list.

As soon as I know which titles are going live or have been added to the “Upcoming Titles” list – I will post the list to our blog. This way you will know which titles have been added to GenealogyBank and which titles are on the Upcoming Titles list.

CLICK HERE to see the complete list of Arkansas newspapers that are live online right now at GenealogyBank.

CLICK HERE to see the complete list of Maine newspapers that are live online right now at GenealogyBank.

Here is the advance look at the list of newspapers we will be adding in the months ahead for Arkansas and Maine.

ARKANSAS
Heber Springs, Arkansas. Jacksonian. 1890 to 1904
Jonesboro, Arkansas. Jonesboro Evening Sun. 1905 to 1916
Jonesboro, Arkansas. Jonesboro Tribune. 1911 to 1922
Little Rock, Arkansas. Arkansas Gazette. 1827 to 1922

Maybe you’ll find the stories of these “cartoners” who packed the sardine cans into cartons for the Seacoast Canning Co. in Eastport, Maine, the easternmost city in the US.

(Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine, 1874-1940. Courtesy: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC – Digital ID: nclc 00954).

MAINE
Augusta, Maine. Herald of Liberty. 1810 to 1815
Bangor, Maine. Bangor Register and Penobscot Advertiser. 1821 to 1831
Buckstown, Maine. Gazette of Maine. Hancock Advertiser. 1807 to 1812
Eastport, Maine. Eastport Sentinel. 1819 to 1832
Kennebunk, Maine. Annals of the Times. 1803 to 1805
Kennebunk, Maine. Weekly Visitor. 1820 to 1821
Paris, Maine. Jeffersonian. 1827 to 1831
Portland, Maine. Gazette. 1821 to 1876
Portland, Maine. Independent Statesman. 1821 to 1825

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.

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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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GenealogyBank adds even more newspapers


Hot off the press!

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

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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.

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www.GenealogyBank.com adding more historical newspapers – Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Oregon, Pennsylvania – over 20 States


GenealogyBank is adding even more newspapers – 40 titles from 20 States!

Millions of articles are going live on the site beginning today through next week.

Here is a list of just some of the content that has been added.

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.

This list includes the newspapers that we are adding to GenealogyBank beginning today.

Next week I will post the names of even more newspapers that we are adding.

It is a great day for genealogy!

Alabama
Montgomery. Montgomery Advertiser. 7/1/1916 to 8/31/1916

Arizona
Tucson. Tucson Daily Citizen. 5/1/1909 to 8/31/1909

California
Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz Sentinel. 2/9/2008 to Current
Santa Monica. Santa Monica Daily Press. 3/29/2005 to Current

Colorado
Colorado Springs. Gazette-Telegraph. 1/4/1873 to 10/31/1913
Denver. Denver Republican. 4/20/1906 to 4/20/1906

Connecticut
Bridgeport. Connecticut Courier. 3/8/1814 to 6/14/1826
Hartford. Religious Inquirer. 11/10/1821 to 11/07/1835
New Haven. Daily Herald. 6/4/1836 to 12/26/1836
New London. Republican Advocate. 1/2/1822 to 12/10/1828
Norwich. Canal of Intelligence. 8/22/1827 to 10/28/1829
Norwich. Norwich Aurora. 5/15/1839 to 3/10/1876
Torrington. Register Citizen. 10/25/2007 to Current

Washington, DC. Metropolitan. 8/20/1825-12/18/1835

Georgia
Conyers. Rockdale Citizen. 11/24/2007 to Current
Cumming. Forsyth County News. 2/16/2006 to Current

Hawaii
Honolulu. Pacific Commercial Advertiser. 6/2/1859 to 6/28/1873

Idaho
Coeur d’Alene. Coeur d’Alene Press. 10/1/2003 to Current

Illinois
Chicago. Chicago Times. 11/2/1854 to 7/3/1888
Nauvoo. Nauvoo Expositor. 6/7/1844 to 6/7/1844

Kansas
Shawnee. Siwinowe Kesibwi. 1/11/1811 to 1/11/1811

Louisiana
New Orleans. Jeffersonian. 5/30/1842 to 5/30/1842

Massachusetts
Boston. Boston Evening Transcript. 7/2/1855 to 12/31/1855
Boston. Daily Atlas. 1/1/1848 to 6/30/1848
Boston. Saturday Evening Gazette. 9/20/1856 to 3/26/1859
Springfield. Springfield Republican. 1/1/1877 to 2/29/1908

Missouri
Kansas City. Unfettered Letters. 9/29/2005 to Current

Montana
Anaconda. Anaconda Standard. 7/1/1920 to 8/31/1920

New York
New York City. Irish World. 1/11/1890 to 5/30/1903
New York City. New York Evangelist. 6/16/1870 to 7/26/1877
New York City. New York Ledger. 1/3/1863 to 12/26/1863
New York City. Spectator. 5/13/1831 to 4/30/1834
Syracuse. Northern Christian Advocate. 7/4/1900 to 5/28/1908

Oregon
Portland. Oregonian. 4/17/1921 to 12/9/1922

Pennsylvania
Philadelphia. Philadelphia Inquirer. 6/2/1834 to 10/31/1860

Vermont
St. Albans. St. Albans Daily Messenger. 7/2/1888 to 12/30/1922

Wisconsin
Milwaukee. Milwaukee Journal of Commerce. 3/15/1871 to 12/22/1880
Milwaukee. Wisconsin Free Democrat. 9/9/1845 to 12/26/1855
Monroe. Jeffersonian Democrat. 8/14/1856 to 3/26/1857

On, Wisconsin! – Statehood May 29, 1848

Here’s to Wisconsin!
It became a state on this day in 1848.

On, Wisconsin is the state song. (The image is from the Library of Congress, American Memory Project.)

GenealogyBank has millions of records for Wisconsin – even newspapers that were published before it became a state.


Capital Times, The (Madison, WI). 3/20/1989-Current
Cedarburg News Graphic (WI). 6/25/2001-Current
Central Wisconsin Sunday (Wisconsin Rapids, WI). 5/4/2003-Current
Daily News, The (West Bend, WI). 7/12/2000-Current
Daily Telegram, The (Superior, WI). 5/19/2006-Current
Daily Tribune, The (Wisconsin Rapids, WI). 1/28/2003-Current
Green Bay Press-Gazette (WI). 1/1/1999-Current
Herald Times Reporter, The (Manitowoc, WI). 6/8/2004-Current
Jeffersonian Democrat (Monroe, WI). 8/14/1856 – 3/26/1857
Marshfield News-Herald (WI). 2/1/2003-Current
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI). 1/22/1990-Current
Milwaukee Journal of Commerce (Milwaukee, WI). 3/15/1871 – 12/22/1880
Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI)
Variant titles: Daily Republican Sentinel; Daily Sentinel & Gazette; Milwaukee Daily Sentinel. 6/27/1837 – 6/13/1866
Oshkosh Northwestern (WI). 8/31/1999-Current
Post-Crescent, The (Appleton, WI). 11/18/2001-Current
Reporter, The (Fond du Lac, WI). 4/25/2002-Current
Sheboygan Press, The (WI). 1/28/2004 to Current, selected coverage from 2/22/1999-12/31/2003
Stevens Point Journal (WI). 2/3/2003-Current
Waukesha Freeman (WI). 6/12/2000-Current, currency varies
Wausau Daily Herald (WI). 8/27/1999-Current
Weekly Wisconsin Patriot (Madison, WI)
Variant title: Wisconsin Weekly Patriot. 7/8/1854 – 12/26/1863
Wisconsin Chief (Fort Atkinson, WI). 5/3/1853 – 9/29/1866
Wisconsin Daily Patriot (Madison, WI). 9/2/1863 – 3/15/1864
Wisconsin Democrat (Madison, WI). 10/18/1842 – 5/8/1852
Wisconsin Free Democrat (Milwaukee, WI). 9/9/1845 – 11/28/1860
Wisconsin Patriot (Madison, WI). 10/22/1864 – 10/22/1864
Wisconsin Populist (Madison, WI)
Variant title: The Dane County Populist . 9/10/1892 – 11/8/1892
Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI). 3/10/1857 – 12/27/1889
Wisconsin State Journal (WI). 3/19/1989-Current
Wiskonsan Enquirer (Madison, WI)
Variant title: Wisconsin Enquirer. 11/8/1838 – 3/27/1841

Our Honored Dead …

When Abraham Lincoln gave his stirring remarks at Gettysburg in 1863 word spread quickly across the nation.

The San Francisco (CA) Daily Evening Bulletin of 18 Dec 1863 captured the impact of Lincoln’s words that still move us today.

Newspapers report what happens every day giving each of us the emotion, context and impact of the news as it happens.

GenealogyBank with more than 3,400 newspapers over four centuries gives us the news as it happened.


Gripping accounts of the attack at Lexington & Concord appeared within days giving us the emotion and details of that day.
(NH Gazette & Historical Chronicle. 21 April 1775).

As we look back and remember our “honored dead” it is a good time to pause and reread Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

Four score and seven years ago
our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation,
conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition
that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether
that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.
We are met on a great battle-field of that war.
We have come to dedicate a portion of that field,
as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives
that that nation might live.
It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense,
we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—
we can not hallow—this ground.
The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here,
have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.
The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here,
but it can never forget what they did here.
It is for us the living, rather,
to be dedicated here to the unfinished work
which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.
It is rather for us to be
here dedicated to the great task remaining before us
—that from these honored dead
we take increased devotion to that cause
for which they gave the last full measure of devotion
—that we here highly resolve
that these dead shall not have died in vain
—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom
—and that government of the people,
by the people,
for the people,
shall not perish from the earth.
This familiar version cited from Wikipedia

Now compare that with the version published in the San Francisco (CA) Daily Evening Bulletin of 18 Dec 1863

There were in fact multiple versions of the Gettysburg Address that were written down by reporters, others at the event and Lincoln himself.

See a discussion of this on the Library of Congress website loc.gov including a copy of the only known photo of Lincoln taken that day.

Virginia is 401 years old today!

Happy Birthday to Virginia!
The first colonists arrived in Jamestown, Virginia on May 14, 1607 and with ups and downs the Commonwealth has prospered ever since.

GenealogyBank.com is packed with early Americana – including millions of Virginia items go back to the 1700s.

Newspapers
GenealogyBank has more than 100 Virginia newspapers – containing more than 2.3 Million articles. There are multiple titles going back to the 1700s and early 1800s.
Click here for a complete list

Also – GenealogyBank has more than 4 Million Virginia obituaries and death records in the America’s Obituaries and Social Security Death Index (SSDI) sections.

Other Virginia Resources in GenealogyBank

Search for Virginia documents in:
American State Papers and US Serial Set in the Historical Documents section.
There are thousands of Virginia documents in the Historical Books section that are unique to GenealogyBank.


For example – here is a petition to Congress signed by the local Virginia residents south of the James River that were seeking improved conditions on the Turnpike to Richmond.



Here is an example of an early Virginia funeral sermon – for Mrs. Ann Boyd who died 1819.



Terrific sources.

Beyond GenealogyBank – here are other useful sites for Virginia research
Virginia Census Records
1850, 1880, 1900 – Free Online – FamilySearchLabs


Virginia Digital Books Online
American Memory Project
Documenting the American South

Google Books
Making of America

Library of Virgina – Virginia Land Records

Virginia Genealogical Society
Be sure to see the back issues of their newsletter that you can download and read online

Virginia Historical Society
Current issue of Virginia Magazine of History & Biography
Be sure to see their online research guides

Virginia Vital Records
See the collection at the Library of Virginia
Virginia Department of Vital Records

1st genealogy published in America – 7 May 1724

The first genealogy published in America appeared in a newspaper 284 years ago – today – May 7, 1724.

It appeared in the American Weekly Mercury. It was a genealogy of King Philip V of Spain. Genealogy articles routinely appeared in colonial newspapers.

The first genealogy published in book form was in 1771 – the Stebbins Genealogy and by 1876 and the nation’s first centennial there were less than 1,000 genealogies published.

With a push from President Ulysses S. Grant the idea really took off. It was 132 years ago on May 25th that he issued a “Proclamation” to the American people asking them to remember their history, write it down and distribute it widely.

He wrote that he wanted to see “a complete record” of our history … be kept and placed in each county and in the Library of Congress”. If the Internet were available then I am sure he would have suggested that they be put online too.


According to the 16 Mar 1912 issue of the San Jose Mercury “Genealogy Study Rapidly Growing. In Recent Years Americans Have Been Making Great Study of the Family Tree”. By the year 1920 there were 2,000 published genealogies and by 1972 there were 50,000 family histories in print.

With the publication of Roots in 1976 genealogy really took off.

By the late 90s the Internet was becoming a common tool for genealogists. By 1998 there were over 90,000 published genealogies. Today, just ten years later that number has jumped to over 150,000 published genealogies.

GenealogyBank was launched in 2005 and is also growing at a rapid pace. Now we are adding over 4 million items per month.

This month we added 4.3 million records; included 78 newspapers from 23 States. Click here for the complete list.
Amazing.
What a great day for genealogy!