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Handy List of Illinois Historical Newspapers


GenealogyBank has 131 Illinois newspapers with coverage from 1818 to Today.
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Belleville News Democrat (Belleville, IL). 1/2/1901 – 12/30/1922
Chicago Herald (Chicago, IL). 1/1/1890 – 12/31/1891
Chicago Times (Chicago, IL). 11/2/1854 – 7/3/1888
Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL). 2/17/1874 – 9/16/1896
Edwardsville Spectator (Edwardsville, IL). 5/29/1819 – 10/20/1826
Illinois Advocate (Vandalia, IL). 11/2/1833 – 7/29/1835
Illinois Emigrant (Shawneetown, IL). 7/8/1818 – 5/15/1819
Illinois Intelligencer (Vandalia, IL). 1/27/1819 – 3/5/1822
Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL). 2/15/1874 – 12/31/1896
Latin Times (Chicago, IL). 2/1/1958 – 5/2/1975
Nauvoo Expositor (Nauvoo, IL). 6/7/1844 – 6/7/1844
Noticia Mundial (Chicago, IL). 8/7/1927 – 2/12/1928
Pomeroy’s Democrat (Chicago, IL). 1/6/1869 – 2/15/1879
Quincy Whig (Quincy, IL). 4/1/1869 – 12/31/1875
Sol de Chicago (Chicago, IL). 3/21/1960 – 3/21/1960
Sunday Times (Chicago, IL). 10/10/1869 – 6/23/1918
Vida Latina (Chicago, IL). 2/21/1952 – 7/21/1963
Vorbote (Chicago, IL). 2/28/1874 – 12/25/1875

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Patty Barthell Myers, 1930-2008

Patty Barthell Myers died 9 October 2008, at the home of her daughter, Lucy Bonnington.

Her obituary (San Antonio Express-News (TX) – October 13, 2008; Philadelphia Inquirer, 13 Oct 2008) simply stated her “life’s work was genealogy.” Well said.

She was the author of numerous compiled genealogies and reference works including:
Female index to Genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England by James Savage. (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2008).

Ancestors and descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman with related families : based partially on the work of Freeman Worth Gardner and Willis Freeman. (Camden, ME: Penobscot Press, 1995).

Cargill/Cargile/Cargal of the south and southwest : descendants of Cornelius Cargill of Virginia, John Cargile of Virginia & North Carolina, John Cargile of Virginia & Georgia, Andrew J. & John Cargal of South Carolina & Georgia. (Camden, ME: Penobscot Press, 1997).

Descendants of Joseph Barthel and his wife, Christina Lutz : who came to America 1830 on the Romulus and who settled in Erie County, New York. (Author, 1991).

The Hughes family from Virginia to Oregon. (San Antonio, TX: Burke, 1999).

Her lengthy obituary concluded by saying: “Her life was an example of overcoming enormous challenges, and making a difference in the world, patiently, quietly–and then there was the occasional wild rumpus. “

Her late husband, A.J. Myers had been a POW at the “Hanoi Hilton” at the same time John McCain was there.

San Antonio Express-News (TX) - October 13, 2008
Reprinted with permission GenealogyBank
Patty [Florence] Barthell Myers died October 9th, at the home of her daughter in suburban Philadelphia, where she was living and receiving hospice care since August.


Born in Evanston, Illinois on June 6, 1930, Patty was the third of four children of Harriet Lyon and Edward East Barthell, Jr. She grew up in Winnetka, Illinois, spending summers on Lake Michigan. She graduated from New Trier High School with honors and attended Northwestern University in Evanston.

She met her first husband, Louis Harold Cargill, Jr. on Lake Michigan and they married on Patty’s birthday in 1951. They had 3 children, Lucy, James, and Lon Cargill. Lou died in 1985 and Patty returned to San Antonio. Lon died in January of 1985. Patty married Armand J. Myers in 1988. A.J. and Patty met in 1965 when he was flying fighter jet missions over North Vietnam. He was shot down June, 1966, and was a POW in the Hanoi Hilton for 6 years. When he was re-patriated, his Air Force sponsor was Patty’s husband, Lou. Patty and A.J. married in 1988. A.J. died in 2002.

Patty’s life’s work was genealogy. In 2007, she published her FEMALE INDEX TO GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF THE FIRST SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND, by James Savage,1860.

She is survived by her brother, John Peter Barthell of Sequim, WA, sister Polly Barthell Clark of Orlond Beach, FL, brother Edward East Barthell, III, of Appleton WI, cousin Charles Arthur Carroll, of Manhattan, and cousin Elizabeth (Betsy) Barthell of Overland Park, KS. She also leaves her daughter, Lucy, and her husband Mark Bonnington, of Malvern, PA, son James Eric Cargill of San Antonio, her grandchildren Colin Mark and Cara Ellen Bonington of Malvern, PA and John Shaw Lynch, of Williamsburg, VA and his sister Ashley Lynch Rodi, and God daughters Kemper and Edyn Rodi, of Newport Beach, CA, and sister-in-law, Sally Dulin Shaw of Mexico City.

Patty requested no memorial service. Her ashes will be scattered on Lake Michigan, the pink beaches of Bermuda, and the coast of Oregon.

Her life was an example of overcoming enormous challenges, and making a difference in the world, patiently, quietly–and then there was the occasional wild rumpus.

Friends may call at her home in Oakwell Farms, 15 Campden Circle, San Antonio, TX on Thursday, October 16th, from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. Donations may be made in her name to the nearest public library.
Copyright (c), 2008, San Antonio Express-News. All Rights Reserved.

Breaking News – GenealogyBank adds 219 newspapers from 37 States

In one of our largest releases ever GenealogyBank today added 219 newspapers from 37 States.

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List of Titles in Today’s Release
AL Lanett, AL. Valley Times-News 3/18/1999 to Today
AZ Tucson, AZ. Alianza 8/23/1900 to 10/18/1900
AZ Tucson, AZ. Amigos 8/7/1975 to 12/21/1977
AZ Tucson, AZ. Ferrocarril 5/17/1885 to 5/17/1885
AZ Tucson, AZ. Fronterizo 1/16/1892 to 12/17/1892
AZ Tucson, AZ. Iris 6/19/1886 to 6/19/1886
AZ Tucson, AZ. Tucsonense 3/17/1915 to 11/1/1931
CA Berkeley, CA. Grito 9/1/1967 to 6/1/1974
CA Colton, CA. Chicano 4/21/1968 to 6/30/1977
CA Los Angeles, CA. Clamor Publico 6/19/1855 to 6/27/1857
CA Los Angeles, CA. Dos Republicas 3/15/1892 to 9/3/1898
CA Los Angeles, CA. Eco de Mexico 10/3/1924 to 10/27/1924
CA Los Angeles, CA. Heraldo de Mexico 12/9/1917 to 12/28/1928
CA San Francisco, CA. Imparcial 11/20/1931 to 2/1/1935
CA San Francisco, CA. Mefistofeles 3/9/1918 to 7/20/1918
CA San Francisco CA Mercantile Gazette and Prices Current, Shipping List and Register 10/2/1863 to 10/18/1867
CA San Francisco, CA. San Francisco Evening Journal 5/31/1852 to 5/13/1854
CA Santa Monica, CA. Aguila 3/21/1971 to 3/21/1973
CA Stanford, CA. Atisbos 6/1/1975 to 6/1/1978
CO Colorado Springs, CO. Gazette-Telegraph 1/1/1900 to 6/30/1911
CO Trinidad, CO. Anunciador 4/6/1918 to 11/18/1922
CT Bridgeport, CT. Republican Farmer 1/5/1847 to 12/25/1849
CT New Haven, CT. New Haven Palladium 7/19/1861 to 12/31/1863
CT New London, CT. Republican Advocate 1/9/1822 to 1/29/1823
DC Washington, DC. United States Telegraph 8/28/1827 to 1/29/1831
DE Dover, DE. Delaware State News 5/13/2008 to Today
FL Tampa, FL. Ecos 7/21/1959 to 7/21/1959
FL Ybor City, FL. Diario de Tampa 6/6/1908 to 7/14/1911
GA Louisville, GA. Louisville Gazette 5/12/1802 to 3/2/1811
GA Marietta, GA. Marietta Daily Journal 12/7/1993 to Today
GA Savannah, GA. Savannah Republican 9/4/1802 to 10/22/1805
GA Savannah, GA. Southern Banner 3/23/1833 to 12/9/1837
GA Thomasville, GA. Thomasville Times-Enterprise 11/14/2007 to Today
HI Hilo, HI. Hawaii. Tribune Herald 5/30/2008 to Today
IA Bettendorf, IA. Bettendorf News 2/5/2004 to Today
IA Clinton, IA. Clinton Herald 8/29/2007 to Today
IA Davenport, IA. Quad City Business Journal 3/1/2004 to Today
ID Blackfoot, ID. Blackfoot Register 7/10/1880 to 7/31/1886
ID Idaho City, ID. Idaho Falls Times 7/9/1891 to 9/16/1920
ID Idaho City, ID. Idaho Register 10/13/1899 to 1/17/1908
IL Chicago, IL. Latin Times 2/1/1958 to 5/2/1975
IL Chicago, IL. Sunday Times 1/12/1873 to 12/31/1876
IL Chicago, IL. Vida Latina 12/21/1959 to 12/21/1959
IL Rock Island, IL. Rock Island News 4/29/2007 to Today
IL Shawneetown, IL. Illinois Gazette 1/9/1819 to 9/18/1819
IL Vandalia, IL. Illinois Advocate 11/2/1833 to 8/5/1835
IN Decatur, IN. Decatur Daily Democrat 3/112008 to Today
IN Indianapolis, IN. Indiana Democrat 10/30/1830 to 3/9/1838
IN Vincennes, IN. Indiana Centinel 3/14/1817 to 12/30/1820
KS Topeka, KS. Adelante 6/10/1972 to 6/19/1977
KS Topeka, KS. Kansas Semi-Weekly Capital 1/1/1897 to 8/31/1897
KY Henderson, KY. Gleaner 4/14/2006 to Today
KY Lexington, KY. Kentucky Gazette 3/15/1794 to 12/28/1837
KY Middlesboro, KY. Daily News 2/1/2007 to Today
LA New Orleans, LA. Abeja 1/3/1829 to 12/26/1831
LA New Orleans, LA. Mississippi 10/12/1808 to 10/12/1808
LA New Orleans, LA. New Orleans Daily Creole 7/1/1856 to 1/10/1857
MA Beverly, MA. Saturday Morning Citizen 10/13/1858 to 2/24/1893
MA Boston, MA. Trumpet & Universalist Magazine 10/17/1829 to 3/8/1834
MA Cambridge, MA. Daily Banner 3/1/2007 to Today
MA Dedham, MA. Norfolk Advertiser 7/13/1832 to 2/2/1839
MA Dedham, MA. Norfolk Democrat 2/9/1839 to 12/28/1849
MA Lowell, MA. Lowell Daily Citizen and News 8/1/1871 to 1/31/1872
MA Lowell, MA. Lowell Mercury 11/13/1830 to 12/6/1833
MA Lowell, MA. Lowell Patriot 3/27/1835 to 6/29/1837
MA Lynn, MA. Daily Item 9/23/2005 to Today
MA Nantucket, MA. Nantucket Inquirer 3/13/1811 to 12/1/1832
MA New Bedford, MA. New Bedford Gazette 9/5/1831 to 1/25/1838
MA New Bedford, MA. New Bedford Register 1/22/1840 to 1/6/1846
MA New Bedford, MA. New-Bedford Mercury 6/29/1821 to 6/27/1851
MA Springfield, MA. Springfield Republican 3/23/1861 to 12/31/1910
MD Baltimore, MD. Sun 1/8/1844 to 7/3/1844
MD Fredrick, MD. Republican Citizen & State Advertiser 9/28/1827 to 9/23/1831
MD Fredericktown, MD. Republican Gazette & General Advertiser 7/6/1822 to 11/16/1822 MD La Mesilla, MD. Defensor del Pueblo 3/7/1891 to 3/14/1891
MN St. Paul, MN. St. Paul Daily Pioneer 4/28/1849 to 12/29/1872
MO St. Louis, MO. Missouri Gazette and Public Advertiser 3/23/1808 to 9/18/1818
MS Natchez, MS. Southern Clarion 5/13/1831 to 11/18/1831
MS Natchez, MS. Southern Galaxy 5/22/1828 to 2/26/1829
MS Natchez, MS. Statesman & Gazette 5/1/1828 to 2/7/1829
MS Starkville, MS. Starkville Daily News 3/9/2008 to Today
MS West Point, MS. Daily Times Leader 3/27/2008 to Today
NC Tryon, NC. Tryon Daily Bulletin 4/14/2007 to Today
NE Omaha, NE. Danske Pioneer 10/17/1895 to 10/10/1901
NH Manchester, NH. Telescope 1/13/1849 to 10/13/1849
NM Albuquerque, NM. Albuquerque Journal 9/1/1913 to 12/31/1913
NM Albuquerque, NM. Bandera Americana 8/10/1901 to 5/13/1909
NM Albuquerque, NM. Daily Citizen 2/10/1887 to 8/13/1891
NM Albuquerque, NM. Defensor del Pueblo 6/27/1891 to 5/28/1892
NM Albuquerque, NM. Estrella Mejicana 10/11/1890
NM Albuquerque, NM. Estrella Mexicana 10/4/1890
NM Albuquerque, NM. Evening Citizen 12/24/1892 to 8/6/1894
NM Albuquerque, NM. Hormiga de Oro 11/7/1903 to 11/7/1903
NM Albuquerque, NM. Indito 11/24/1900 to 4/4/1901
NM Albuquerque, NM. News 1/23/1886 to 12/6/1886
NM Albuquerque, NM. Opinion Publica 7/2/1892 to 3/2/1907
NM Albuquerque, NM. Pueblo 2/17/1900 to 2/17/1900
NM Albuquerque, NM. Revista 12/5/1881 to 12/5/1881
NM Albuquerque, NM. Union de Albuquerque 1/20/1893 to 1/20/1893
NM Albuquerque, NM. Voz de Nuevo Mexico 9/1/1894 to 9/1/1894
NM Columbus, NM. Columbus News 7/9/1909 to 5/26/1911
NM Las Cruces, NM .Doña Ana County Republican 3/11/1897 to 2/15/1902
NM Las Cruces, NM. Grito del Norte 8/24/1968 to 6/1/1973
NM Las Cruces, NM. Labrador 9/8/1896 to 6/14/1912
NM Las Cruces, NM. Las Cruces Daily News 3/5/1889 to 11/23/1889
NM Las Cruces, NM. Las Cruces Democrat 2/3/1892 to 11/29/1899
NM Las Cruces, NM. Las Vegas Daily Gazette 7/27/1880 to 1/31/1886
NM Las Cruces, NM. Mesilla Valley Democrat 9/2/1886 to 12/2/1890
NM Las Cruces, NM. Misionero Bautista: Organo Oficial de la Convencion Bautista Hispano-Americana de Nuevo Mexico 9/15/1948 to 6/21/1951
NM Las Cruces, NM. Newmans Semi-Weekly 4/2/1881 to 4/20/1881
NM Las Cruces, NM. Thirty-Four 4/16/1879 to 10/27/1880
NM Mesilla, NM. Mesilla News 2/8/1879 to 11/24/1883
NM Raton, NM. Union 7/16/1898 to 7/16/1898
NM Raton, NM. Weekly News 5/6/1904 to 6/24/1904
NM San Marcial, NM. Libertad 4/15/1896 to 4/15/1896
NM Santa Fe, NM. Boletin Popular 4/1/1886 to 5/30/1895
NM Santa Fe, NM. Cachiporrota 10/8/1890 to 10/28/1890
NM Santa Fe, NM. Capitol 9/14/1901 to 9/14/1901
NM Santa Fe, NM. Daily New Mexican 4/2/1872 to 6/28/1875
NM Santa Fe, NM. Gato 5/23/1894 to 7/27/1894
NM Santa Fe, NM. Guia de Santa Fe 10/2/1886 to 10/16/1886
NM Santa Fe, NM. New Mexican Review 3/30/1885 to 8/30/1906
NM Santa Fe, NM. Santa Fe Weekly New Mexican and Livestock Journal 10/8/1885 to 12/19/1895
NM Santa Fe, NM. Santa Fe Weekly Sun 6/17/1893 to 6/17/1893
NM Santa Rosa, NM. Santa Rosa Sun 10/31/1919 to 5/28/1920
NM Silver City, NM. Grant County Herald 6/15/1878 to 6/15/1878
NM Silver City, NM. Herald 4/1/1876 to 4/1/1876
NM Silver City, NM. New Southwest 1/7/1882 to 1/7/1882
NM Silver City, NM. Silver City Enterprise 10/22/1886 to 8/23/1895
NM Silver City, NM. Silver City Independent 8/3/1897 to 11/5/1901
NM Socorro, NM. Defensor del Pueblo 12/26/1913 to 4/9/1943
NM Socorro, NM. Estrella de Nuevo Mexico 8/7/1896 to 3/26/1897
NM Socorro, NM. Golondrina 2/12/1898 to 2/12/1898
NM Socorro, NM. Industrial Advertiser 6/10/1893 to 8/24/1895
NM Socorro, NM. Progreso 5/24/1887 to 7/26/1887
NM Socorro, NM. Republicano 3/16/1901 to 3/16/1901
NM Socorro, NM. Socorro Bullion 4/24/1886 to 9/11/1886
NM Springer, NM. Colfax County Stockman 7/8/1893 to 12/20/1913
NM Springer, NM. Estandarte de Springer 12/5/1889 to 2/9/1893
NM Springer, NM. Sentinel 2/22/1901 to 12/27/1901
NM Taos, NM. Revista de Taos 2/20/1904 to 2/20/1904
NM White Oaks, NM. Lincoln County Leader 6/24/1893 to 6/24/1893
NM White Oaks, NM. New Mexico Interpreter 11/15/1889 to 11/15/1889
NY New York, NY. Cacara Jicara 10/30/1897 to 12/6/1897
NY New York, NY. Cubano 4/26/1890
NY New York, NY. Doctrina de Marti 7/25/1896 to 5/6/1898
NY New York, NY. Eco de Cuba 6/22/1855 to 2/1/1856
NY New York, NY. Grafico 11/25/1928 to 1/3/1931
NY New York, NY. Mulato 3/11/1854 to 6/17/1854
NY New York, NY. Papagayo 2/15/1855 to 4/16/1855
NY New York, NY. Sociale Republik 4/24/1858 to 4/16/1859
NY New York, NY. Spectator 5/4/1840 to 5/29/1841
NY New York, NY. Statesman 9/11/1821 to 10/14/1825
NY Plattsburgh, NY. Plattsburgh Herald 1/20/1815 to 7/21/1815
OH Cincinnati, OH. Cincinnati Daily Gazette 1/1/1867 to 1/3/1883
OH Elyria, OH. Elyria Republican 2/12/1835 to 12/27/1837
OH Painesville, OH. Painesville Telegraph 9/25/1822 to 2/19/1845
OH Pomeroy, OH. Daily Sentinel 10/17/2005 to Today
OH St Marys, OH. Evening Leader 4/2/2008 to Today
OH Wapakoneta, OH. Wapakoneta Daily News 3/10/2008 to Today
OK Hobart, OK. Hobart Republican 1/4/1907 to 6/30/1920
OK McAlester, OK. McAlester News – Capital & Democrat 5/5/2008 to Today
OK Perry, OK Perry. Journal 10/3/1901 to 9/1/1904
OK Perry, OK Perry. Republican 1/1/1914 to 12/28/1922
OR Portland, OR. Oregonian 10/15/1916 to 11/4/1916
PA Philadelphia PA. Philadelphia Inquirer 1/1/1845 to 10/31/1860
PA Philadelphia PA. Weekly Aurora 2/28/1815 to 12/27/1819
PA York PA. York Weekly Record 1/23/2004 to Today
RI Pawtucket RI. Pawtucket Times 9/3/1901 to 2/28/1921
SC Georgetown SC. Winyaw Intelligencer 1/1/1825 to 6/27/1833
SC Union SC. Union Daily Times 1/2/2006 to Today
TX Austin TX. Austin City Gazette 11/6/1839 to 8/17/1842
TX Austin TX. Gaceta de Texas 5/25/1813

TX Austin TX. Telegraph and Texas Register 10/10/1835 to 3/12/1836
TX Austin, TX. Texas Gazette 11/7/1829 to 2/18/1832
TX Barzoria, TX. Advocate of Peoples Rights 6/15/1833 to 2/22/1834
TX Beaumont, TX. Beaumont Enterprise and Journal 8/1/1910 to 8/31/1910
TX Beeville TX. Beeville Bee 6/12/1896 to 5/25/1900
TX Brownsville, TX. Cronista del Valle 10/8/1924 to 2/28/1930
TX Brownsville, TX. Daily Cosmopolitan 8/19/1881 to 8/18/1885
TX Brownsville, TX. Heraldo de Brownsville 1/12/1936 to 2/29/1940
TX Brownsville, TX. Progreso 1/4/1876 to 12/31/1876
TX Brownsville, TX. Zaragoza 12/20/1865 to 12/27/1865
TX Clarksville, TX. Standard 4/29/1848 to 12/29/1882
TX Corpus Christi, TX. Horizonte 11/5/1879 to 11/13/1880
TX Corpus Christi, TX. Nueces County News 5/12/1938 to 6/29/1939
TX Corpus Christi, TX. Verdad 6/2/1950 to 12/13/1959
TX Corpus Christi, TX. Weekly Labor Herald 8/1/1840 to 12/26/1857
TX El Paso, TX. Atalaya Bautista: Semanario Evangelico Bautista 1/2/1908 to 12/21/1930
TX El Paso, TX. Buena Prensa : Organo del Comite de la Asociacion del Mismo Nombre 9/15/1923
TX El Paso, TX. Continental 12/12/1934 to 12/26/1959
TX El Paso, TX. Correo del Bravo 3/13/1913 to 5/19/1913
TX El Paso, TX. El Paso del Norte 3/12/1904 to 11/18/1904
TX El Paso, TX. Latino Americano 1/14/1891 to 3/28/1891
TX El Paso, TX. Los Dos Americas 3/7/1888 to 7/25/1898
TX El Paso, TX. Monitor 1/30/1897 to 1/26/1900
TX El Paso, TX. Noticias 10/14/1899 to 12/30/1899
TX El Paso, TX. Observador Fronterizo 4/4/1886 to 10/24/1886
TX El Paso, TX. Opinion Publica 5/11/1895 to 5/11/1895
TX El Paso, TX. Patria 6/18/1919 to 8/12/1923
TX El Paso, TX. Renacimiento 5/28/1923 to 6/14/1923
TX El Paso, TX. Republica 11/1/1919 to 5/23/1923
TX Houston, TX. Gaceta Mexicana 2/15/1927 to 9/15/1928
TX Kingsville, TX. Eco 4/1/1931 to 12/1/1941
TX Kingsville, TX. Notas de Kingsville 2/26/1953 to 2/12/1959
TX Kingsville, TX. Tex. Mex. Reflector 1/21/1921 to 4/21/1947
TX Laredo, TX. Alfa 1/21/1957 to 5/21/1959
TX Laredo, TX. Correo de Laredo 7/16/1891 to 1/24/1893
TX Laredo, TX. Democrata Fronterizo 12/8/1917 to 6/6/1919
TX Laredo, TX. Evolucion 1/1/1917 to 2/29/1920
TX San Antonio, TX. Heraldo de Mexicano 10/9/1927 to 3/30/1930
TX San Antonio, TX. Imparcial de Texas 12/20/1917 to 3/31/1921
TX San Antonio, TX. Pan American Labor Express 12/4/1918 to 12/4/1918
TX San Antonio, TX. Prensa 3/7/1933 to 7/18/1934
TX San Marcos, TX. San Marcos Daily Record 4/12/2008 to Today
UT Salt Lake City, UT. Salt Lake Telegram 2/3/1902 to 12/31/1922
UT Salt Lake City, UT. Salt Lake Tribune 1/1/1875 to 12/28/1893
VT St. Albans, VT. St. Albans Daily Messenger 5/9/1839 to 12/31/1922
WA Everett, WA. Daily Herald 8/16/2005 to Today

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

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Philadelphia Marriage Index 1885-1951 Online

Last month we told you about the Philadelphia Death Certificates 1803-1915 going online.

This week FamilySearchLabs.org has put up more data. The indexes to Philadelphia Marriages 1885-1951 are now online. Click Here to search them.

Genealogists can page through this index to find the date and marriage license certificate number for their ancestor’s marriage.

The index is divided into five sections: 1885-1916; 1917-1938; 1939-1942; 1943-1946; and 1947-1951.

Simply select the time period you want to search and browse the index to locate your ancestor.

The Philadelphia Inquirer 1860-1922 along with over 280 Philadelphia and Pennsylvania newspapers from the colonial period right up to today are already online at GenealogyBank

It’s a great day for genealogy!

Happy National Doughnut Day!

My days of eating doughnuts are long gone – but it was 70 years ago that the first Friday in June was designated National Doughnut Day!

Captain Hanson Gregory (1831-) of Camden, Maine gets the credit for inventing the modern doughnut – or at least the hole.
He was a ship’s cook at age 16 in 1847 – when he experimented with ideas to solve the problem of the uncooked centers of doughnuts.

It was verified :) in a Wrigley chewing gum cartoon strip “Fun Facts” illustrated here (see above) from the Dallas Morning News Feb 7, 1971. and it was often repeated in news accounts like this humorous one that appeared in the Kansas City Times Jan 11, 1920.

You can search GenealogyBank for millions of articles from over 3,500 newspapers – find over 1 billion of your ancestors and discover the details of their lives…
…even the old recipes for making doughnuts.

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Anna Barrows, Boston YWCA Lecturer on Cookery, wrote a terrific article giving multiple recipes for doughnuts. I have inserted this article from the Philadelphia Inquirer Feb 18, 1894. Click Here to see a larger version.
Let’s celebrate the day and use the old recipes to prepare some homemade doughnuts.
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Happy National Doughnut Day!

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.

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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

Freedman’s Village – Robert E. Lee Estate in Arlington

There are a lot of anniversaries in May.

In May 1863 the government organized the Freedman’s Village on the grounds of General Robert E. Lee’s home in Arlington, Virginia.

It had “fourteen dwellings, and a church a hospital and a home of the aged and infirm, with streets regularly laid out and named, and a park planted in the centre.” The grounds were laid out and the village was built under the direction of Brigadier General Montgomery C. Meigs, he was named the Quartermaster of the Army in May 1861.

The Village quickly took shape and within a year had more than 3,000 residents, former slaves and their families.

By Decemeber 1865 there were 53 schools, 112 teachers and 5,618 students located at the Freedman’s Village and on government lands in Alexandria, Georgetown and Maryland.

In 1888 the Freedman’s Village was closed. Read more about the Freedman’s Village in GenealogyBank. Look for artilces in the Historical Newspapers and for the many government reports that detailed the progress and ultimate closing in the US Serial Set found in the Historical Documents section.

Tomorrow I will blog about the other May anniversary.



Philadelphia – Death Records Online

Genealogists researching Philadelphia just got even more help in finding their ancestors.

FamilySearchLabs has just added digital copies of Philadelphia (PA) death certificates from 1803-1915.

The Philadelphia Inquirer 1860-1922 along with over 280 Philadelphia and Pennsylvania newspapers from the colonial period right up to today are already online at GenealogyBank


So – what will you find in these records?

One gives the basic facts and the other tells us the rest of the story.

The coroner’s return has the grim story: Edward Hendrickson, age 11, killed on 20 April 1905 at the B&O Railroad tracks “while trespassing.” A sterile almost harsh report.


But there is more to the story. The Philadelphia Inquirer (21 April 1905) called him a “little hero” – who had “sacrificed” himself to save his younger brother Gilbert, age 8.

Edward and Gilbert were walking along the B&O Railroad tracks when he saw that Gilbert had stepped onto the tracks in front of an oncoming train. The paper reported that Edward “jumped toward him, pushing him down a small embankment” saving Gilbert’s life, but the train took his.

Yes – the coroner’s report gave us the core facts but aren’t we glad to have the newspaper account to give us the full story.

Having Philadelphia’s newspapers and death records online makes it easy for genealogists to get the complete stories in our family tree.

This new FHL resource includes Philadelphia Death Certificates, hospital returns, undertaker certificates and similar death records from 1803 to 1915. It may be searched for free.

Typical entries include the person’s name, date of death/burial; place of death/burial; names of the parents; attending physician; undertaker; age of the deceased; occupation of the deceased; race; former residence; and cause of death.

The FamilySearchLabs site is easy to use.

Go to
FamilySearchLabs.org
Under: Current Projects – Click on Record Search
Sign-in
Under: Search an Indexed Collection – click on:
Pennyslvania Philadelphia City Death Certificates 1803-1915

A simple search box appears.
You may search by first or last name; names of the parents; name of the spouse or location.
The FHL index let’s you search on any one or these entire search options.

To search the nearly 280+ Philadelphia and other Pennsylvania newspapers go to GenealogyBank and begin searching.