New York City – APG Chapter takes detailed tour of GenealogyBank – Part 2

As promised – here is the PowerPoint presentation used at the NY Metro Chapter meeting last night.

Simply click your way through the presentation.
The presentation is focused on the variety and value of resources that you can find in GenealogyBank. With over 230 million documents & articles – it is a unique resource for genealogists.

Remember-
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.

More Birth, Marriage & Death Records Go Online


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
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
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.
GenealogyBank adds 4 million articles and records each month. To see what has been added this month click here.

GenealogyBank now has over 227 million records and documents – that’s over 1 billion names. Give it a try now – search and see what GenealogyBank has on your ancestors.

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

¡Hola! – Hispanic Newspapers added to GenealogyBank

GenealogyBank has launched the Next Big Thing in genealogy – online resources:
Hispanic Newspapers.

This is the single largest compilation of Hispanic newspapers in the country.

Cronista del Valle. Brownsville, TX – 20 April 1925

GenealogyBank has added the first 20 titles from 4 States – (IN, MO, NM, TX) -1855 to 1956.
The entire collection of Hispanic newspapers will span 1808-1980.
This is unique data not available online anywhere else.
Search on every word – find birth, marriage and obituary announcements – historical events even the advertisements.
Bejareno. San Antonio, TX 17 May 1856

More content will be added monthly.

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Amigo del Hogar. Indiana Harbour, IN 23 June 1929
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This week we added:
Indiana.
Amigo del Hogar. Indiana Harbour, IN. 11/22/1925 to 4/13/1930
Missouri
Cosmopolita. Kansas City, MO. 8/22/1914 to 11/8/1919
New Mexico
Democrata. Las Cruces, NM. 6/14/1894 to 11/24/1894
Eco del Rio Grande. Las Cruces, NM. 2/12/1876 to 3/2/1882
Eco del Valle. Las Cruces, NM. 11/18/1905 to 5/6/1916
Empresa. Las Cruces, NM. 9/26/1896 to 6/12/1897
Estrella. Las Cruces, NM. 2/1/1911 to 5/18/1935
Fronterizo. Las Cruces, NM. 4/29/1875 to 4/29/1875
Gaceta Popular. Las Cruces, NM. 10/24/1919 to 10/24/1919
Labrador. Las Cruces, NM. 9/8/1896 to 6/14/1912
Las Cruces Democrat. Las Cruces, NM. 6/21/1899 to 10/11/1899
Observador Fronterizo. Las Cruces, NM. 9/11/1888 to 10/30/1888
Promotor Escolar. Las Cruces, NM. 9/12/1891 to 2/16/1892
Defensor del Pueblo. Socorro, NM. 12/26/1913 to 4/9/1943
Texas
Cronista del Valle. Brownsville, TX. 10/8/1924 to 2/28/1930
Defensor. Edinburg, TX. 2/7/1930 to 12/25/1931
Azote. El Paso, TX. 9/17/1922 to 4/15/1923
Ciudanano. El Paso, TX. 3/12/1892 to 4/23/1892
Continental. El Paso, TX. 9/20/1936 to 8/28/1938
Bejareno. San Antonio, TX. 2/7/1855 to 7/28/1956

War of 1812 POW List

The War of 1812 ended 193 years ago with the US ratification of the Treaty of Ghent on 12 Feb 1815.

But even before the war was over the two sides were exchanging prisoners of war.

One of the problems and underlying causes of the war was British impressments of former British subjects who became naturalized US citizens. This continued as an issue when the British were not going to return former British citizens captured in the war.

These were real people – and their names are clearly spelled out in early documents. Here are pages of the names of American and British POWs that were being exchanged in 1813/1814.

This is a great genealogy resource – a good example of the strength of the detailed records found in GenealogyBank.

Military lists; pension records; land records; and more. GenealogyBank is packed with resources.


These detailed lists were easy to find in the 692 pages of this report – just type in the name – click and it takes you right to these pages.

There are 1.3 Billion names in GenealogyBank – in over 221 Million documents and records.

Give it a try right now and see what we have on your ancestors.