The sinking of the Bismarck is a powerful story. The US was not in the war yet - but the headlines of the war in Europe and Asia had gripped the country for years. Pearl Harbor would not be attacked for another 7 months.
The sinking of the Bismarck is a powerful story. The US was not in the war yet – but the headlines of the war in Europe and Asia had gripped the country for years. Pearl Harbor would not be attacked for another 7 months.
GenealogyBank.com is pleased to announce that it has the five volume List of Pensioners – 1883 online. This basic reference set is actively used by genealogists.
List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883; giving the name of each pensioner, the cause for which pensioned, the post office address, the rate of pension per month, and the date of original allowance. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1883. Senate Document. Serial Set Vol. No. 2078, Session Vol. No.5; Report: S.Exec.Doc. 84 pt. 1-5.
The List of Pensioners – lists the pensioners by State/Town. Volume 5 includes the lists of pensioners that lived overseas.
Each entry gives:
Name of Pensioner
Pension Certificate Number
Date of the Original Pension
Reasons why the person received the pension
The monthly pension payment
Post Office where the pensioner receives their mail
Tip: This is a crucial source for identifying pensioners from all wars still living in 1883 and it pinpoints where they were living – anywhere in the US or around the world.
Newspapers routinely published the list of passengers on board ships bound to and from America. Here are just a few examples of the thousands of passenger lists published in newspapers that can be found in GenealogyBank.
Newspapers published not just lists of immigrants coming to America but also regularly published passenger lists of American’s going overseas; American’s returning home to the US and American’s traveling within the United States by ship. Notice in this example from the Irish-American newspaper, The Shamrock (17 Aug 1816) – published in New York City – that these passengers left from the port of Sligo, Ireland on board the brig Juno and landed in New London, CT. There they boarded the “sloop MacDonough” which in turn set sail for New York City – where they arrived on 16 August 1816.
This pre-1820 passenger list tells us that these immigrants landed twice on their trip to America, that they took two ships to finally reach their destination – an alert that their names will appear on two different passenger lists. Once on the passenger list for the brig Juno that landed in New London, CT and again on the passenger list for the sloop MacDonough that landed in New York City.
Notice also that this passenger list gives the hometown or county of origin of each passenger. Critical information that is almost never given in the Federal post-1820 passenger lists.
Tip: Passenger lists were not collected by the government until 1820 – these early lists can be difficult if not impossible to find. Newspapers are a terrific source for Colonial passenger lists.
Click on these links to see a few examples of the thousands of passenger lists, published in newspapers that can be found in GenealogyBank.
Remembering one of our own: Linda Fay Kaufman, genealogist, 1940-2009 Enthusiastic genealogist Linda Fay Kaufman (1940-2009) has passed away. She put her family history research online and actively corresponded with genealogists across the country. A search of the genealogy lists shows her posts as recently as the last few months.
Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN) – April 12, 2009 Kaufman, Linda Fay Born in Hanover, NH on July 15, 1940, died peacefully on March 30, 2009 surrounded by family at North Memorial Hospital. She is survived by husband Stan, daughters Eleanor Kaufman (Chicago, IL) and Elizabeth Shiroma (St. Paul, MN), son-in law Ian Shiroma, grandson Ryan Shiroma, sisters Marcia Fay (Bethlehem, PA) and Norma Bigos (Baltimore, MD), nephew Jon Bigos (Baltimore, MD), and extended family across the U.S. A graduate of Newton High School and Wellesley College in Massachusetts, Linda studied classical languages and literature in graduate school at Yale University. During this time, she met Stan, and they married in 1964. Linda taught at Vassar College and at the Thomas School for Girls. In 1969, she embarked with Stan for universities in Germany, first in Heidelberg and then in Mainz. In Heidelberg, she taught English to German-speaking adults. Later, she worked in the University’s Library of Southeast Asian studies, organizing and cataloging documents in the many languages of that region. At the University in Mainz, she assisted in the Comparative Literature Department. In 1976, Linda and Stan moved to Minnesota, and adopted their first daughter Elizabeth the next year; their second daughter Eleanor was born in 1979. When the children were in school, Linda held several accounting positions. She then became a Certified Professional Accountant and developed a small practice of her own, specializing in tax returns with international involvement. She especially enjoyed her work assisting recent immigrants in the Somali community. During the past decade, Linda conducted extensive genealogy research on her New England family roots. She developed comprehensive family websites, collaborated with many others, and responded to world-wide inquiries from fellow genealogists and distant relatives. Linda will be remembered lovingly by her family and the many people whose lives she touched. A gathering in her honor will be held later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Green Belt Movement (http://greenbeltmovement.org) or Books for Africa (http://www.booksforafrica.org/) Edition: METRO Page: 5B Copyright (c) 2009 Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities
In the last few weeks GenealogyBank has added a staggering 7.2 million records and documents! In all of 2008 we added 39 million records and documents
GenealogyBank hits new high: 253 million records and documents – If each document was a person – that would be more than the population of the UK, Ireland, Germany, France and Canada combined!
Specifically in the last few weeks GenealogyBank added: 170 newspapers from 31 states Content from 1830 to the present
Here is a list of the titles added:
Alaska Juneau. Daily Record-Miner. 3 issues. 7/16/1910 to 10/10/1910
Alabama Jasper. *Daily Mountain Eagle. 1/22/1998 to Current
Arkansas Benton. *Benton Courier. 5/8/2008 to Current Carlisle. *Carlisle Independent. 6/6/2008 to Current Jonesboro. Jonesboro Evening Sun. 120 issues. 10/3/1905 to 11/9/1921 Little Rock. Arkansas Gazette. 17 issues. 8/23/1842 to 10/11/1899 Malvern. *Malvern Daily Record. 1/1/2008 to Current
California Colton. Chicano. 34 issues. 3/14/1974 to 6/16/1977 Los Angeles. *Aguacero. 2 issues. 3/24/1878 to 3/31/1878 Los Angeles. Clamor Publico. 6 issues. 10/9/1855 to 4/25/1857 Los Angeles. *Con Safos. 2 issues. 3/21/1969 to 6/1/1970 Los Angeles. *Correo Mejicano. 1 issue. 10/18/1917 Los Angeles. *Cronica. 1 issue. 9/12/1874 Los Angeles. *Democrata. 6 issues. 10/14/1882 to 11/4/1882 Los Angeles. Dos Republicas. 3 issues. 10/28/1892 to 2/1/1893 Los Angeles. *Eco de la Patria. 2 issues. 2/14/1878 to 2/21/1878 Los Angeles. *Fe en la Democracia. 2 issues. 10/29/1884 to 11/3/1884 Los Angeles. Heraldo de Mexico. 145 issues. 5/20/1919 to 11/29/1928 Los Angeles. *Joven. 2 issues. 9/18/1877 to 4/12/1878 Los Angeles. *Malcriado. 1 issue. 4/17/1927 Los Angeles. *Mesazero. 1 issue. 12/21/1954 Los Angeles. *Monitor Mejicano. 10 issues. 10/26/1895 to 10/29/1898 Los Angeles. Prensa. 68 issues. 7/26/1919 to 12/22/1921 Los Angeles. *Regeneracion. 250 issues. 9/5/1910 to 10/6/1917 Los Angeles. *Union. 3 issues. 11/21/1896 to 5/15/1897 San Francisco. *Centro America. 20 issues. 2/20/1921 to 8/25/1921 San Francisco. *Hispano America. 48 issues. 1/3/1931 to 12/5/1931 San Francisco. *Imparcial. 5 issues. 11/20/1931 to 2/1/1935 San Francisco. *Jalamate. 10 issues. 1/30/1972 to 6/9/1972 San Francisco. Mefistofeles. 1 issue. 3/23/1918 San Francisco. *Seminario Imparcial. 12 issues. 8/20/1938 to 11/12/1938 San Francisco. Voz del Nuevo Mundo. 97 issues. 3/27/1865 to 9/23/1884
Colorado Colorado Springs. Gazette-Telegraph. 3 issues. 9/29/1903 to 9/16/1922 San Luis. Adobe. 1 issue. 8/31/1975
Connecticut New London. New London Democrat. 1 issue. 5/17/1851 Norwich. Norwich Morning Bulletin. 2 issues. 12/3/1875 to 8/13/1887 Shelton. *Fairfield Sun. 9/18/2008 to Current
Florida Tampa. Diario de Tampa. 13 issues. 8/21/1908 to 7/10/1911 Tampa. Internacional. 16 issues. 6/30/1939 to 8/7/1942 Tampa. Revista de Cuba Libre. 1 issue. 8/27/1898 Tampa. *Traduccion Prensa. 14 issues. 4/9/1941 to 9/4/1956 Tampa. *West Tampa Leader. 1 issue. 12/8/1940 Tampa. *Ybor City Sunday News. 1 issue. 11/18/1951
Hawaii Kailua. *West Hawaii Today. 8/31/2008 to Current
Idaho Idaho City. Idaho Register. 3 issues. 11/17/1905 to 4/23/1915 Twin Falls. Twin Falls News. 2 issues. 4/30/1919 to 6/18/1919
Illinois Centralia. Centralia Sentinel. 7 issues. 1/12/1865 to 6/15/1865 Chicago. Latin Times. 2 issues. 9/24/1960 to 4/6/1962 Chicago. Noticia Mundial. 2 issues. 10/9/1927 to 10/23/1927 Chicago. Vida Latina. 1 issue. 2/21/1958
Kansas Abilene. *Abilene Reflector-Chronicle. 12/17/1999 to Current Dodge City. *Dodge City Daily Globe. 8/9/2005 to Current
Kentucky Corbin. *Times-Tribune. 6/17/2008 to Current
Louisiana New Orleans. Abeja. 166 issues. 5/24/1830 to 4/25/1831 New Orleans. Times Picayune. 3,086 issues. 1/11/1861 to 10/22/1900 New Orleans. Times Picayune. 2,856 issues. 1/26/1901 to 12/30/1922
Massachusetts Boston. Boston Journal. 2,176 issues. 7/6/1866 to 8/31/1897 Boston. *Liberator. 72 issues. 9/6/1896 to 4/15/1906 Brockton. *Enterprise. 10/9/2008 to Current Dedham. Norfolk Democrat. 2 issues. 12/27/1850 to 12/2/1853 Stoughton. Stoughton Sentinel. 79 issues. 7/30/1864 to 11/11/1876
Maryland Baltimore. Baltimore American. 4 issues. 7/23/1905 to 7/13/1910
Michigan Grand Rapids. *Grand Rapids Press. 3,138 issues. 7/1/1901 to 12/30/1922 Jackson. *Jackson Citizen Patriot. 137 issues. 8/15/1849 to 12/2/1858
Missouri Kansas City. Cosmopolita. 1 issue. 1/30/1915 Kansas City. Kansas City Times. 99 issues. 5/13/1884 to 9/20/1894
New Jersey Trenton. *Trenton Evening Times. 880 issues. 5/7/1883 to 12/30/1922 Trenton. *Trenton Sunday Times-Advertiser. 497 issues. 6/1/1902 to 6/23/1918
New Mexico Albuquerque. Indito. 1 issue. 4/4/1901 Albuquerque. Nuevo Mundo. 5 issues. 12/25/1897 to 7/28/1900 Bernalillo. *Agricultor Moderno. 1 issue. 3/23/1916 Bernalillo. *Espejo. 1 issue. 3/8/1879 Bernalillo. *Voz del Valle. 53 issues. 10/12/1899 to 1/31/1901 Deming. *Deming Headlight. 5 issues. 1/24/1891 to 2/18/1899 Deming. *Deming Tribune. 1 issue. 12/25/1884 Deming. *Democracia. 1 issue. 1/14/1906 Elizabethtown. *Mining Bulletin. 17 issues. 1/4/1900 to 8/11/1900 Estancia. *Estancia News. 4 issues. 9/1/1905 to 7/5/1907 Las Cruces. *Borderer. 1 issue. 8/16/1873 Las Cruces. Dona Ana County Republican. 2 issues. 1/19/1901 to 3/30/1901 Las Cruces. Labrador. 2 issues. 1/25/1901 to 3/10/1905 Las Vegas. *Boletin de Anuncios. 1 issue. 1/19/1878 Las Vegas. *Cachiporra. 1 issue. 10/19/1888 Las Vegas. *Campaign Bulletin. 2 issues. 8/25/1880 to 8/27/1880 Las Vegas. *Hispano Americano. 6 issues. 4/21/1892 to 10/15/1892 Las Vegas. *Las Vegas Daily Optic. 11 issues. 3/1/1890 to 7/8/1893 Las Vegas. *Las Vegas Weekly Optic. 2 issues. 10/23/1880 to 10/30/1880 Las Vegas. Revista Catolica. 54 issues. 4/1/1888 to 2/10/1895 Las Vegas. *Sol de Mayo. 8 issues. 5/1/1891 to 7/24/1891 Las Vegas. *Voz del Pueblo. 4 issues. 9/21/1895 to 12/13/1904 Maldonado. *Estrella. 1 issue. 1/30/1897 Mesilla. Mesilla News. 1 issue. 12/18/1880 Mora. *Cronica de Mora. 2 issues. 6/13/1889 to 11/2/1889 Mora. *Mora Echo. 2 issues. 9/16/1890
Mora. *Mosquito. 15 issues. 12/3/1891 to 6/30/1892 Raton. *Relampago. 11 issues. 5/21/1904 to 8/6/1904 Rincon. *Rincon Weekly. 11 issues. 8/29/1895 to 5/11/1897 Rincon. *Roswell Record. 1 issue. 7/14/1893 San Acacio. *Comercio. 1 issue. 7/11/1907 San Marcial. *San Marcial Bee. 2 issues. 6/10/1893 to 3/29/1902 Santa Fe. Cachiporrota. 1 issue. 10/16/1890 Santa Fe. *Clarin Mejicano. 1 issue. 8/10/1873 Santa Fe. Daily New Mexican. 227 issues. 4/15/1871 to 3/28/1872 Santa Fe. *Gauntlet. 1 issue. 6/25/1894 Santa Fe. *Nuevo Mejicano. 2 issues. 4/25/1863 to 9/24/1881 Santa Fe. *Nuevo Mexicano. 40 issues. 8/16/1890 to 5/9/1908 Santa Fe. *Registro de Nuevo Mexico. 1 issue. 5/2/1916 Santa Fe. *Santa Fe Daily New Mexican. 23 issues. 8/8/1885 to 2/9/1887 Santa Fe. Santa Fe Weekly New Mexican and Livestock Journal. 2 issues. 3/22/1888 to 10/26/1893 Santa Fe. *Verdad. 1 issue. 9/12/1844 Santa Fe. *Voz del Pueblo. 2 issues. 4/27/1889 to 6/1/1889 Santa Fe. Weekly New Mexican.1 issue. 9/27/1919 Socorro. Defensor del Pueblo. 8 issues. 3/30/1906 to 5/24/1935 Springer. Colfax County Stockman. 1 issue. 1/6/1912 Wagon Mound. *Combate. 198 issues. 12/6/1902 to 11/2/1918
New York Albany. Albany Evening Journal. 98 issues. 5/31/1850 to 6/1/1874 Garden City. Eco. 26 issues. 5/1/1930 to 5/15/1932 New York. *Artes y Letras. 56 issues. 10/21/1933 to 10/21/1939
New York. Cacara Jicara. 2 issues. 10/9/1897 to 12/13/1897 New York. Ecos de Nueva York. 31 issues. 2/26/1950 to 1/6/1957 New York. (Brooklyn). Espana Libre. 12 issues. 11/10/1939 to 8/14/1942
New York. *Novedades. 274 issues. 1/3/1880 to 12/21/1918 New York. Papagayo. 1 issue. 2/23/1855 New York. Patria. 1 issue. 3/14/1892 New York. Prensa. 1 issue. 8/24/1925 New York. Puerto Rico en Marcha. 1 issue. 6/21/1951
Ohio Cincinnati. Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. 1,592 issues. 5/1/1869 to 6/30/1890 Wooster. Wooster Republican. 112 issues. 1/4/1855 to 12/30/1922 Cleveland. Plain-Dealer. 355 issues. 11/26/1914 to 12/30/1922
Oregon Portland. Oregonian. 3,355 issues. 4/1/1861 to 7/12/1906
Pennsylvania Philadelphia. Public Ledger. 3,364 issues. 3/25/1836 to 12/31/1873
Rhode Island Pawtucket. Pawtucket Times. 3 issues. 1/8/1920 to 1/28/1921
South Carolina Aiken. *Aiken Standard. 8/27/2008 to Current Pickens. *Pickens Sentinel. 8/13/2008 to Current
Texas Beaumont. Beaumont Enterprise and Journal. 4 issues. 4/27/1906 to 4/9/1911 Borger. *Borger News Herald. 6/11/2008 to Current Brownsville. Cronista del Valle. 3 issues. 12/15/1924 to 9/8/1925 Brownsville. Puerto 16 issues. 7/24/1954 to 12/26/1959 Brownsville. Republican 34 issues. 10/23/1862 to 7/23/1868 Cleburne. *Cleburne Times Review. 7/18/2008 to Current Corpus Christi. Horizonte. 2 issues. 11/26/1879 to 3/3/1880 Corpus Christi. *Progreso. 31 issues. 6/23/1939 to 3/15/1940 Corpus Christi. Verdad. 12 issues. 11/11/1955 to 9/6/1957 El Paso. Atalaya Bautista: Semanario Evangelico Bautista. 116 issues. 1/5/1911 to 6/26/1919 El Paso. *Clarin del Norte. 1 issue. 12/27/1906 El Paso. Continental. 1 issue. 6/5/1936 El Paso. *Dia. 2 issues. 2/18/1919 to 2/23/1919 El Paso. El Paso Evening Tribune. 1 issue. 6/23/1893 El Paso. Noticias. 5 issues. 10/21/1899 to 1/20/1900 El Paso. Republica. 8 issues. 11/2/1919 to 5/22/1920 Galveston. Galveston News. 6 issues. 8/20/1877 to 9/1/1881 Kingsville. Eco. 4 issues. 5/1/1934 to 12/1/1934 Kingsville. Notas de Kingsville. 29 issues. 6/29/1950 to 5/12/1960 Kingsville. Tex. Mex. Reflector. 3 issues. 5/21/1921 to 1/21/1923 Laredo. *Cronica. 95 issues. 1/1/1910 to 4/18/1914 Laredo. Evolucion. 31 issues. 7/27/1917 to 1/30/1920 San Antonio. Epoca. 4 issues. 11/24/1918 to 7/24/1927 San Antonio. Heraldo de Mexicano. 8 issues. 1/29/1928 to 9/8/1929 San Antonio. Imparcial de Texas. 45 issues. 9/19/1918 to 9/30/1920 San Antonio. Prensa. 4,781 issues. 10/1/1916 to 6/13/1957 San Antonio. Revista Mexicana. 158 issues. 5/28/1916 to 7/6/1919
Vermont St. Albans. St. Albans Daily Messenger. 2 issues. 2/29/1916 to 7/5/1918
West Virginia Montgomery. *Montgomery Herald. 4/1/2008 to Current Oak Hill. *Fayette Tribune. 6/11/2008 to Current Princeton. *Princeton Times. 4/17/2008 to Current
Volunteers working at FamilySearchLabs are digitizing microfilm and original vital records and putting them online. (Photo, courtesy: Newsroom.lds.org)
Today I see that they have added records for:
Michigan Birth Records 1867-1902 – Complete – includes digital images of the original documents
Michigan Death Records 1867 to 1897 – Complete – includes digital images of the original documents
West Virginia Births 1853-1930 – 36% complete – includes digital images of the original documents
West Virginia Marriages 1853-1970 – 36% complete – includes digital images of the original documents
West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970 – 50% complete – includes digital images of the original documents
GERMANY and MEXICO
In addition to that FamilySearchLabs has put up German & Mexican baptismal & marriage registers for 1700-1900. These two resources are text only and give the citation for the original document but not the digital page images.
This is great news!
FamilySearchLabs is keeping up a brisk pace of uploading genealogical records and images.
I found an early Valentine’s story about the second wedding of Amos Broadwater (1804-1901). It was published in the Baltimore Sun 28 Jan 1895.
Amos also lived in Garrett County, MD family – but he was more prosperous than Wooly Bittinger. He was born in Loudon County, VA and died in New Germany, Garrett County, Maryland.
His wife of more than 60 years, Sarah (Sigler) Broadwater (1809-1893) died in 1893. By that time their family had grown to 12 children; 99 grandchildren and 102 great-grandchildren.
In January of 1895 at age 91 Amos, who was “hale and hearty and looks much younger,” fell in love again and married Eliza Warwick a blushing bride of 51 years. The article went on to say “Mr. Broadwater is the oldest man in Garrett County and is quite well to do.” The new couple had no children.
GenealogyBank is packed with historical documents and vital records. With more than 2 Million records added this month it is easy to document your family tree.