3,000+ U.S. Newspaper Archives Just Got More Content!

It is another busy year for the GenealogyBank team as we continue to rapidly grow our online archives to offer you the best U.S. newspaper coverage for your genealogy research. We are pleased to announce that we recently added more back issues and articles to more than 3,000 newspapers from all 50 U.S. states! Now you can enjoy even more content to investigate your family history with our expanded newspaper coverage across the entire United States.

It would be too lengthy to list them all, but here is a partial list of the new newspapers we added, and the expansion to some of our existing titles: over 60 newspapers from 11 states. This gives you just a taste of the rapid growth of GenealogyBank’s online U.S. newspaper archives!

In fact, we are adding more newspapers right now, as we do each and every day to help you do better genealogy research.

Dig in and tell us what you find.

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Alabama Mobile Alabama Staats-Zeitung


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California Martinez Martinez News-Gazette*


Recent Obituaries

California San Diego Evening Tribune


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California San Diego San Diego Union


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District of Columbia Washington Daily Union


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District of Columbia Washington Evening Star


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Illinois Chicago Chicago Crusader*


Recent Obituaries

Illinois Peoria Journal Star


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Illinois Springfield Daily Illinois State Journal


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Illinois Springfield Daily Illinois State Register


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Indiana Gary Gary Crusader*


Recent Obituaries

Louisiana Baton Rouge State Times Advocate


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Louisiana New Orleans Advocate, The: New Orleans Edition*


Recent Obituaries

Maine Biddeford Justice de Biddeford


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Maine Sanford Justice de Sanford


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Maryland Baltimore American and Commercial Daily Advertiser


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Massachusetts Boston American Traveller*


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Massachusetts Boston Boston Herald


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Massachusetts Boston Boston Traveller


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Massachusetts Boston Boston Traveller*


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Michigan Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Daily Argus*


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Michigan Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Daily Times


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Michigan Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Daily Times*


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Michigan Ann Arbor Ann Arbor News-Argus*


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Michigan Ann Arbor Michigan Argus*


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Michigan Ann Arbor True Democrat*


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Michigan Ypsilanti Ypsilanti Commercial*


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New Jersey Collingswood Retrospect, The*


Recent Obituaries

New Jersey Egg Harbor City Egg Harbor Pilot


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New Jersey Newark Newark Daily Advertiser


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New York New York Courrier des Etats-Unis


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New York New York Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper


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New York New York New Yorker Volkszeitung*


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New York Plattsburgh Burgh, The*


Recent Obituaries

New York Skaneateles Skaneateles Press*


Recent Obituaries

North Carolina Greensboro Greensboro Daily News


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North Carolina Greensboro Greensboro Record


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Ohio Cincinnati Cincinnati Post


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Oklahoma Bethany Bethany Tribune*


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Oklahoma Fairland American, The*


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Oklahoma Nowata Nowata Star*


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Oklahoma Perry Perry Daily Journal*


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Oklahoma Vinita Vinita Daily Journal, The*


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Oklahoma Weatherford Weatherford Daily News*


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Pennsylvania Erie Erie Tageblatt


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Pennsylvania Harrisburg Unparteyische Harrisburg Morgenroethe Zeitung


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Pennsylvania Jeannette Jeannette Spirit, The*


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Pennsylvania Ligonier Ligonier Echo, The*


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Pennsylvania Monroeville North Journal*


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Pennsylvania Monroeville Times Express, The*


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Pennsylvania Penn Hills Plum Advance Leader*


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Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Druid


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Pennsylvania Pittsburgh National Labor Tribune


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Pennsylvania Scottdale Independent-Observer, The*


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Pennsylvania South Hills South Hills Record*


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South Carolina Charleston Charleston News and Courier


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South Carolina Charleston Evening Post


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Tennessee Spring Hill Advertiser News, The*


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Texas Jasper Jasper Newsboy, The*


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Virginia Richmond Richmond Times Dispatch


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Washington Ocean Shores North Coast News, The*


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Wisconsin Milwaukee Wahrheit


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Our United States Recent Obituary Collection Keeps Growing…

In the next two weeks GenealogyBank will expand our online U.S. Recent Obituaries collection by adding content from 14 newspapers from 12 states: California, Florida, Illinois, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Some of these newspaper titles are brand new to our recent obituary collection; in other cases, we’ve added more obituaries to existing newspaper titles.

It’s a great day for genealogy!

Here is the list of U.S. newspaper obituaries that will be added or expanded in our online archives soon:

Martinez News-Gazette (Martinez, CA)

  • Obituaries:  01/06/2009 – Current

Daytona Beach News-Journal (Daytona Beach, FL)

  • Death Notices:  01/01/2005 – Current; scattered 2000 data also available

Harrisburg Daily Register (Harrisburg, IL)

  • Obituaries: added 11/4/1996 – 10/5/2009 to existing collection
  • Death Notices: added 12/10/1996 – 3/10/2010 to existing collection

Kearney Hub (Kearney, NE)

  • Death Notices:  12/19/2006 – Current

Wahoo Newspaper (Wahoo, NE)

  • Death Notices:  02/01/2007 – Current

Jersey Journal (Jersey City, NJ)

  • Obituaries: added 1/16/1999 – 6/20/2003 to existing collection

Burgh (Plattsburgh, NY)

  • Obituaries:  08/05/2011 – Current

Skaneateles Press (Skaneateles, NY)

  • Obituaries:  08/04/2011 – Current

Smithfield Herald (Smithfield, NC)

  • Death Notices:  01/11/2012 – Current

Jeannette Spirit (Jeannette, PA) – this title’s search form is still being set up

  • Obituaries:  11/15/2012 – Current

Advertiser News (Spring Hill, TN)

  • Obituaries:  05/19/2007 – Current

Jasper Newsboy (Jasper, TX)

  • Obituaries:  07/25/2007 – Current; scattered earlier data also available

News & Messenger (Manassas, VA)

  • Obituaries: added 5/02/2008 – 1/21/2011 to existing collection

North Coast News (Ocean Shores, WA)

  • Obituaries:  03/24/2009 – 03/23/2012

Halvor Moorshead Retires

For more than two decades Halvor Moorshead has been in the forefront of genealogy.

Consistently on target his four publications Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, History Magazine and his newest title Discovering Family History are the best in the field. Readable and useful, you save each issue, mark them up and act on the suggestions, tips and ideas. I wish we could say that about every genealogy magazine.

Halvor has the pulse of genealogy. He knows where we need to be researching, the tools of the trade and the “next big thing” – and he knows how to present it. As publisher we all could see his hand in framing each issue so that it would be up to date and on target.

I personally have been grateful to know him and benefited from his candor, knowledge of the field and smiling good humor.
And hey, he’s a heck of a nice guy too.

Halvor is not leaving the stage just yet – he will be a consultant for the new publishers and he will be at the National Genealogical Society Conference in Kansas City in May. I am organizing an event there in Halvor’s honor and will post the details to this blog. Be sure to be there to wish him well.

Here is the official announcement from Halvor Moorshead:

I am retiring on Friday, 29 February 2008I wish I had the capacity to e-mail everyone with whom I do business – and my friends –individually about the following but this is not practical so I am sending out this general announcement about important changes affecting our publishing company.

I have sold Moorshead Magazines – which includes Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, History Magazine and the new Discovering Family History and will be retiring. The sale finalizes on Friday 29 February 2008.

This is not quite as radical as it first sounds. I am selling the company to two of the staff – Ed Zapletal and Rick Cree. They have made it clear that their main reason for buying the company is that they do NOT want any changes. There will obviously be some differences as I will be out of the picture, but there will be no staff changes. Victoria, Marc and Jeannette will be continuing in the same roles.I turned 65 in November and want time to travel and do other things with Marian (my wife) while we are still capable (I also plan on spending a lot of time researching my own genealogy!). I also want to do more lecturing.

I am intensely proud of what we have done with Moorshead Magazines – we have dedicated loyal and highly experienced staff. Ed and Rick have both been with me for 24 years – way, way before we published Family Chronicle. We work very well together and we have been pretty successful. Things are going well – Discovering Family History looks as though it will become another success story and this is important to me; I very much want to retire on a high note. Part of the sale agreement is that I will act as a consultant related to the magazines for three years so I am not entirely cut off. In addition, I plan to be at the NGS Annual Convention in Kansas City in May, largely to say good bye personally to the many friends I have made in the genealogy field over the years.