GenealogyBank adds 1,800+ Newspapers

This has been a landmark month for GenealogyBank.

It has added more content for over 1,800 newspapers – including more than 100 new newspaper titles not previously in GenealogyBank.

That’s over 17.6 million articles – including obituaries, marriage announcements and more. New content was added for all 50 States.

And we’re not done yet!

That is just too many titles to list all of them here.
So, here is a tip.

To see what new historical newspapers have been added that document your family tree – use the drop down menu and narrow your search to only the newspapers “added since April 2010″.


This handy feature lets you search only the recently added content saving you time.

GenealogyBank keeps on growing.

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Plattsburgh, NY newspaper archive (1796-1922) live on GenealogyBank.

Plattsburgh, NY newspaper archive (1796-1922) live on GenealogyBank.

GenealogyBank has added the Northern Herald (1812-1814) to its online collection of Plattsburgh, NY newspapers. These digital facsimile editions include complete copies of each issue and are searchable from a special new link:

Click here to search all of the Plattsburgh, NY newspaper archives.

Click on the individual newspaper titles to search just those titles:
American Monitor 1809-1810
Clinton Advertiser 1810-1811
Northern Herald 1812-1814
Plattsburgh Herald 1815
Political Observatory 1803-1811
Republican 1796-1922

GenealogyBank has over 300 New York (1719-1999) newspapers.

Click here to search all New York newspapers.

What is the difference between the individual and library versions of GenealogyBank?

Q: What is the difference between the individual and library versions of GenealogyBank?

Tom, On your blog of Apr 20, 2009, you mention that GenealogyBank has added Cincinnati newspapers. How long does it take for the records to be added to the library version of GenealogyBank – America’s GenealogyBank? I found several articles of interest by searching on the direct links in your blog, but the Cincinnati newspapers are not listed on the library version of GenealogyBank I normally use.

Thanks.Rebecca C.

A: Good question Rebecca. GenealogyBank (individual version) and America’s GenealogyBank (library version) are two separate online services.

GenealogyBank is available by membership directly to individuals.
America’s GenealogyBank is available by subscription only by libraries.

While they are similar – they are not the same service.
Titles added to GenealogyBank do not always go into AGB.

For example there are over 3,800 newspaper titles in GenealogyBank and approximately 2,200 in America’s GenealogyBank. Each library has the option to add-on additional content and expand their AGB coverage beyond the core set of newspapers.

See the complete newspaper title list on GenealogyBank here.

So – if you want to search the newspaper archives of the “complete” product you need to use the personal edition: GenealogyBank.com

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

Ohio & Oregon: Upcoming titles being added to GenealogyBank.com

Many of you want to know – What are the upcoming newspapers that we will be adding for my state?

To get the word out I am going to begin posting the titles from the Upcoming Title list.


I will research and post two States per day.

Remember – this is an advance look at the list. Some of these titles are going live this summer and some will not be added for months. We want you to know what our plans are.

I usually hear about new newspaper titles going live on GenealogyBank three times a month. I will post those titles and their dates of coverage as soon as I get the word.

Thousands of newspapers are 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 it to this 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 Ohio newspapers that are live online right now at GenealogyBank.

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

Here is an advance look at the list of the historical newspapers we are adding in the months ahead for Ohio and Oregon.

OHIO
Fredonian. Chillicothe, OH. 1807 to 1813
Scioto Gazette. Chillicothe, OH. 1805 to 1818
Scioto Gazette and Fredonia Chronicle. Chillicothe, OH. 1821 to 1867
Supporter. Chillicothe, OH. 1809 o 1820
Cincinnati Daily Gazette. Cincinnati, OH. 1835 to 1845
Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, OH. 1861 to 1876
Cincinnati Times & Chronicle. Cincinnati, OH. 1871 to 1874
Cincinnati Volksfreund. Cincinnati, OH. 1863 to 1864
Saturday Evening Chronicle. Cincinnati, OH. 1827 to 1829
Spirit of the West. Cincinnati, OH. 1814 to 1815
Cincinnati Advertiser. Cincinnati, OH. 1819 to
1825
Plain Dealer. Clevelend, OH. 1842 to 1922
Columbus Gazette. Columbus, OH. 1821 to 1861
Crisis. Columbus, OH. 1865 to 1870
Ohio Monitor. Columbus, OH. 1821 to 1865
Democratic Herald. Dayton, OH. 1835 to 1837
Ohio Republican. Dayton, OH. 1813 to 1816
Elyria Republican. Elyria, OH. 1835 to 1837
Ohio Gazette & Virginia Herald. Marrietta, OH. 1806 to 1811
Western Spectator. Marrietta, OH. 1810 to 1813
Portage County Democrat. Ravenna, OH. 1854 to 1855
Daily Commercial Register. Sandusky, OH. 1851 to 1867
Daily Sanduskian. Sandusky, OH. 1848 to 1851
Ohio Federalist. St. Clairsville, OH. 1813 to 1816
Western Herald. Steubenville, OH. 1812 to 1817
Western Herald & Stubenville Gazette. Steubenville, OH. 1823 to 1829
Trump of Fame. Warren, OH. 1812 to 1814
Wooster Republican. Wooster, OH. 1862 to 1863
Greene County Journal. Xenia, OH. 1863 to 1864
Greene County Torch-Light. Xenia, OH. 1841


OREGON
Oregon State Journal. Eugene, OR. 1864 to 1875
Firebrand. Portland, OR. 1895 to 1897
Oregonian. Portland, OR. 1850 to 1922

Birth Announcements – newspapers are packed with them

Newspapers have been announcing births since the 1700s.

It is common to see birth notices in newspapers all across the country, like this one for triplets born to “Mrs. Rust of Wolfeboro, NH” in 1796. It appeared in the Massachusetts Mercury 14 Oct 1796.
You’ll find millions of births recorded in newspapers on GenealogyBank from the colonial period right up to recent times.
Newspapers often had regular columns for all area births. Sometimes these were listed by the name of the hospital. These notices often give the names of the child, parents and even grandparents.

Some are written in a fun, familiar style – as this one from the Dallas Morning News 1 June 1967 – “She’ here…” and went on to give the details of their new daughter.

This 1918 birth notice from the Belleville (IL) Democrat 8 March 1918, gave three generations of genealogical information including the name of the grandmother, the mother’s maiden name and the name of the parents – but not the name of the baby!

Other newspapers simply gave the essential facts of their area births. Like these births from the San Francisco (CA) Daily Evening Bulletin 12 August 1856.

But no matter how much detail the newspaper included, genealogists will find GenealogyBank a practical tool for uncovering the birth notices for their relatives.

Since the name of the child is not always given, search for them by the name of the parents or simply the surname. You may limit your search by date or place to see if the birth of the children you are looking for was published in the newspaper.

For a complete list of the newspaper titles and dates of coverage click here.

Newspapers are a great source for finding the historical records that document our family tree.

GenealogyBank – Added Over 42.5 Million Records Last Year!

GenealogyBank reported explosive growth in 2007 increasing its digital archive with over 40 million historical newspaper articles and modern obituaries.

GenealogyBank is quickly becoming the fastest growing newspaper archive for family history research with over 3,300 U.S. newspapers in all 50 states. The exclusive collection features newspapers from the 1600’s to the present day with over 106 million historical newspaper articles and more than 26 million obituaries now available for family history research. Each article is a single digital image that can be printed and preserved for family scrapbooks.

To celebrate, GenealogyBank is currently offering a 30-Day trial for only $9.95.

“We are excited about the rapid growth of our newspaper collection and the vast breadth of family history information we now have available” says Genealogy Director for NewsBank, inc., Tom Kemp. “GenealogyBank provides exclusive access to more than four centuries of important genealogical information such as obituaries, marriage and birth announcements as well as interesting and often surprising facts about our ancestors.”

Latest additions to the GenealogyBank historical newspaper collection features big city dailies and regional weeklies including: San Jose (CA) Mercury 1886-1922, Baltimore (MD) Sun – 1837-1901, Kansas City Star (MO) 1815-1922, NY Herald 1844-1863, Philadelphia Evening Post – 1804-1912, Philadelphia Inquirer 1860-1922 And many more. View entire list.

Kemp added, “Toward our stated goal of creating the single most comprehensive resource of newspapers for family history research, GenealogyBank will continue to digitize millions of family history records in the upcoming months that will greatly expand and increase the depth of our collections. We will begin releasing Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 in February along with hundreds of additional historical newspaper titles.”

About GenealogyBank: GenealogyBank, a division of NewsBank, inc., supplies individuals interested in family history research with over 300 years of U.S. newspapers, government documents and other historical records in all 50 states. GenealogyBank contains over 214 million family history records including obituaries, birth, marriage, death notices and much more.

Wow, at this great price – give it a try right now. I have been finding hundreds of articles, articles with critical new information about my family – write me and tell me what you find.

Try it right now – click: GenealogyBank