GenealogyBank adds newspapers from 4 States

GenealogyBank.com announced today it has added more newspapers for Louisiana, Minnesota, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Beauregard Daily News (De Ridder, LA)
Obituaries: 07/01/2008 – Current

Leesville Daily Leader (Leesville, LA)
Obituaries: 07/02/2008 – Current

Crookston Daily Times (Crookston, MN)
Obituaries: 10/20/2008 – Current

News-Topic (Lenoir, NC)
Obituaries: 01/01/2009 – Current

News-Herald (Lenoir City, TN)
Obituaries: 09/27/1999 – Current

Rogersville Review (Rogersville, TN)
Obituaries: 12/16/1998 – Current

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GenealogyBank.com has 1883 Pensioner List Online

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.

Connecticut; District of Columbia; Maine; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; New Jersey; Rhode Island; Vermont

New York; Pennsylvania;

Illinois; Iowa; Ohio

Alaska; Arizona; California; Colorado; Dakota; Idaho; Indiana; Kansas; Michigan; Minnesota; Montana; Nebraska; Indian Territory (Oklahoma); Nevada; New Mexico; Oregon; Utah; Washington; Wisconsin; Wyoming

Alabama; Arkansas; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland; Mississippi; Missouri; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; West Virginia.

Countries of the World – including Hawaii which was listed as the “Sandwich Islands”.

Africa; Austria; Belgium; Brazil; Denmark; England; France; Germany; Ireland; Italy; Madeira Island (Portugal); Malta; Mauritius; Mexico; Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Peru; Romania; Russia; Scotland; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Wales; West Indies; Foreign – Address Unknown.
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Genealogist, Mary Sue Green Smith (1933-2009)

Prominent Nashville, TN genealogist, Mary Sue Green Smith (1933-2009) has passed away.

She was President of the Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society. She published eight books between 1994 and 2006; mostly reference works to be used in tracing one’s roots in Nashville. She indexed tens of thousands of pre-Civil War civil court records, which added to standard genealogical resources, many families whose names don’t otherwise appear in records.

Tennessean, The (Nashville, TN) – April 25, 2009
SMITH, Mary Sue Green Age 76 of Nashville, TN, died Friday, April 24, 2009. She was a genealogist, whose contributions helped African-American families with Nashville roots to trace their families back before the Civil War.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Burrell G. Smith and one of her sons, Robert Shelton Smith, who died in 1972. She is survived by three sons, John Kennedy Smith and wife Barbie of Indianapolis, Stephen Thomas Smith and wife Barbara Ann Mech of Nashville, and Richard Douglas Smith and wife Julie of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Her surviving grandchildren are John R. Smith of Big Bear, CA, Michael B. Smith, midshipman at the Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, Thomas Shelton Smith and wife, Anne Kindt Smith of Knoxville, Katherine Holly Smith of Nashville, Andrew Kennedy Smith of Nashville, Jennifer Sue Smith of Fairbanks and Robert Elias Smith of Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

Her surviving sisters are Dorothy Strange of Loudon, TN, Barbara Butler of Nashville and Pam White of Nashville. Mary Sue Smith was a native of Nashville.

She graduated from David Lipscomb High School and attended David Lipscomb College, where she met Burrell G. Smith, who had served in the Army paratroopers in World War II. They were married in April, 1950. Hers was the first wedding in the newly built Otter Creek Church of Christ, at the corner of Otter Creek Road and Granny White Pike. Her father, the late Sam Kennedy Green, was an elder there.

The couple raised a family in Bellaire, MI. Burrell was an educator and a social worker. Sue served as clerk of the Antrim County Selective Service Board during the Vietnam War. She served on the mental health board of the county. After Burrell’s death, Sue returned to Nashville in 1986.

Sue was a genealogist and had served as President of the Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society. She published eight books between 1994 and 2006, mostly reference works to be used in tracing one’s roots in Nashville. She indexed tens of thousands of pre-Civil War civil court records, which added to standard genealogical resources, many families whose names don’t otherwise appear in records.

Her work made it possible for many African-American families to trace their parentage back into the years when persons held in slavery were listed, as property, in wills.

Memorial services will be conducted Sunday, April 26, 2009 at 3 p.m., at Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel, 5852 Nolensville Road, by Tommy Daniel. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 – 3 p.m., at WOODBINE FUNERAL HOME, HICKORY CHAPEL Directors, 615-331-1952; Still Family Owned.

Copyright (c) The Tennessean. All rights reserved. Reproduced with the permission of Gannett Co., Inc. by NewsBank, inc.

‘Great American Success Story’ – William & James Ledford

We receive “fan mail” every day – this letter was so good I wanted to share it.
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Tom,
I’ve been working, several months, on an ‘Great American Success Story’. William L. Ledford and his brother James E. Ledford were born in the mid 1840′s in Cherokee County, NC. by the time they were 6 & 7 years their father had died and they were working in the newly discovered and opened copper mines in eastern Polk Co., TN.

They both married in 1866 and both had children. By 1878 they, with others emigrated to Leadville, Colorado to get into the same industry there but with little success. By the 1890′s they had gone to Butte, Montana. Both their wives had died…both had re-married.

In Butte James ran a saloon selling “Overland Rye Whiskey”. William (WL) had obtained a lease on the land surrounding the streams running from two of the area mines. He knew of a precipitation method he’d learned in Polk’s mines that folks there obviously didn’t know. Newspaper accounts give WL and Jim credit for ‘inventing’ the method on several occasions. In three years WL had accumulated over 100,000.00. A fair sum in 1895. He returned to Tennessee with his new wife and only a few of his children.

We were just about to initiate a search for son Thomas when I subbed to GenealogyBank. Thanks to a fantastic find with your service I located several different articles concerning W.L. and Jim Ledford but one was simply outstanding. It seems that Thomas had died sometime between mid 1898 and July 1899.

WL had told brother Jim to make arrangements for the burial. The person who’d actually done the burial was, apparently, trying to gouge WL so the issue went into the courts.

Thus an article giving very detailed accounts of Jim, WL, one of the missing daughters AND Thomas. WOW

Thanks Tom….

Joyce Gaston Reece, Secretary
Friends of the Archives Historical & Preservation Society
Monroe County, TN
www.rootsweb.com/~tnfahps

GenealogyBank adds 100 newspapers from 31 States

GenealogyBank adds 100 newspapers from 31 States – over 3.8 million articles, documents and records.

Alaska
Juneau. Daily Record-Miner. 174 Issues. 1903-02-03 to 1911-04-29

Arizona
Tucson. Fronterizo. 9 Issues. 1892-05-07 to 1892-12-10
Tucson. Tucsonense. 3 Issues. 1920-07-01 to 1922-04-20

Arkansas
Helena. Western Clarion. 2 Issues. 1865-04-08 to 1865-09-23
Hot Springs. *Hot Springs Village Voice. 2008-09-03 to Current
Jonesboro. Jonesboro Evening Sun. 1,976 Issues. 1904-09-03 to 1921-12-14

Little Rock. Arkansas Gazette. 3,354 Issues. 1821-01-06 to 1891-12-11
Russellville. *Courier. 2008-08-23 to Current

California
Colton. Chicano. 2 Issues. 1973-02-08 to 1974-03-07
Los Angeles. Prensa. 177 Issues. 1932-03-06 to 1937-01-02
Sacramento. *Prensa Libre. 15 Issues. 1969-03-21 to 1970-11-12
San Francisco. Mefistofeles. 2 Issues. 1918-04-06 to 1918-07-06
San Francisco. *Voz de Chile y de las Republicas Americanas. 41 Issues. 1867-10-11 to 1868-05-26
San Francisco. Voz del Nuevo Mundo. 2 Issues. 1882-04-29 to 1882-11-18

Colorado
Colorado Springs. Gazette-Telegraph. 501 Issues. 1903-01-01 to 1922-12-02
San Luis. Adobe. 1 Issue. 1978-06-01

Connecticut
New London. New London Daily Chronicle. 3 Issues. 1860-07-02 to 1861-07-13
New London. New London Democrat. 19 Issues. 1845-04-05 to 1852-02-21

Florida
Tampa. *Informacion. 1 Issue. 1858-10-21
Tampa. *Nueva Republica. 2 Issues. 1897-07-24 to 1897-07-31
Tampa. *Revista de Cuba Libre. 5 Issues. 1897-12-25 to 1898-06-11

Idaho
Idaho City. Idaho Register. 1,350 Issues. 1886-09-25 to 1916-10-17
Twin Falls. Twin Falls News. 666 Issues. 1918-04-08 to 1921-12-17

Illinois
Centralia. Centralia Sentinel. 1 Issue. 1865-01-19
Chicago. Vida Latina. 2 Issues. 1953-05-21 to 1960-04-21
Chicago. Vorbote. 88 Issues. 1874-02-28 to 1875-12-25

Iowa
Centerville. *Ad Express & Daily Iowegian. 2008-01-02 to 2008-02-14


Louisiana
New Orleans. Abeja. 1 Issue. 1830-02-19
New Orleans. Times Picayune. 9,277 Issues. 1837-01-25 to 1900-12-28
New Orleans. *Times Picayune. 96 Issues. 1901-01-03 to 1901-07-21

Maryland
Baltimore. Baltimore American. 383 Issues. 1904-01-24 to 1912-02-25

Massachusetts
Boston. Boston Journal. 146 Issues. 1868-07-01 to 1917-10-06
Haverhill. *Observer. 8 Issues. 1833-03-23 to 1835-02-14
Northampton. *Daily Hampshire Gazette. 2008-07-18 to Current
Springfield. *Hampshire Herald. 93 Issues. 1784-07-27 to 1786-09-26
Springfield. Massachusetts Gazette. 17 Issues. 1782-05-14 to 1784-07-20
Springfield. Springfield Republican. 153 Issues. 1886-05-01 to 1891-12-31MA.
Stoughton. Stoughton Sentinel. 8 Issues. 1871-05-13 to 1876-08-26

Michigan
Ludington. *Ludington Daily News. 1998-02-05 to Current

Mississippi

Greenville. *Delta Democrat. 2002-01-08 to Current

Missouri
Kansas City. Kansas City Times. 129 Issues. 1884-05-01 to 1895-10-30

Nebraska
Nebraska City. Daily Nebraska Press. 81 Issues. 1868-08-07 to 1876-12-28

New Hampshire
Concord. Republican Gazette. 13 Issues. 1801-02-05 to 1803-04-28
Dover. Phoenix. 5 Issues. 1792-02-08 to 1795-08-22

New Mexico
Las Cruces. Mesilla Valley Bulletin. 6 Issues. 1934-02-02 to 1938-10-21
Santa Fe. Daily New Mexican. 42 Issues. 1871-04-17 to 1874-05-21
Santa Fe. *Weekly New Mexican. 22 Issues. 1919-08-10 to 1920-01-25
Springer. Estandarte de Springer. 3 Issues. 1890-04-03 to 1891-01-15
Las Vegas. Las Vegas Daily Gazette. 26 Issues. 1881-10-09 to 1884-02-29

New York
New York. Albany. Albany Evening Journal. 187 Issues. 1850-06-11 to 1873-01-14
Brooklyn. *Curioso. 23 Issues. 1934-04-07 to 1935-06-01
Brooklyn. Espana Libre. 2 Issues. 1941-04-18 to 1941-10-31
Garden City. *Eco. 1 Issue. 1932-03-01
New York. *Alba de Nueva York. 1 Issue. 1954-03-20
New York. Americana. 1 Issue. 1948-06-01
New York. *Cine Variedades. 3 Issues. 1953-07-21 to 1954-04-21
New York. *Crisol. 1 Issue. 1949-05-28
New York. *Cronica. 1 Issue. 1950-01-04
New York. *Eco de Mundo. 2 Issues. 1960-08-06 to 1960-08-13
New York. *Liberacion. 9 Issues. 1946-05-10 to 1949-04-09
New York. *Mensaje. 3 Issues. 1957-08-25 to 1958-03-25
New York. *Nueva Voz. 8 Issues. 1962-10-01 to 1965-03-01
New York. *Nueva York al Dia. 1 Issue. 1945-05-01
New York. *Prensa. 91 Issues. 1925-05-01 to 1925-08-31
New York. Pueblos Hispanos. 49 Issues. 1943-03-06 to 1944-08-05
New York. *Puerto Rico en Marcha. 4 Issues. 1954-05-21 to 1968-10-21
New York. Puerto Rico y Nueva York. 3 Issues. 1954-05-21 to 1968-10-21
New York. Republican Watch-Tower. 15 Issues. 1800-03-19 to 1810-11-16
New York. *Semanario Hispano. 2 Issues. 1946-03-09 to 1946-05-25
New York. *Seminario. 1 Issue. 1955-12-10
New York. *Voz. 5 Issues. 1960-04-01 to 1962-10-01
Troy. Troy Gazette. 53 Issues. 1802-09-15 to 1808-12-27


North Carolina

Rockingham. *Richmond County Daily Journal. 2003-05-05 to Current

Ohio
Cincinnati. *Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. 121 Issues. 1873-05-01 to 1873-08-31
Cleveland. *Plain-Dealer. 229 Issues. 1914-10-20 to 1920-05-20

Dayton. *Ohio Republican. 63 Issues. 1813-11-01 to 1816-10-02
Ravenna. *Portage County Advocate. 54 Issues. 1854-04-05 to 1855-03-28
Wooster. Wooster Republican. 43 Issues. 1862-12-18 to 1872-12-19

Oklahoma
Duncan. *Duncan Banner. 2008-01-11 to Current

Oregon
Eugene. Oregon State Journal. 268 Issues. 1864-03-12 to 1880-12-25

Pennsylvania
Harrisburg. *Oracle of Dauphin. 67 Issues. 1821-02-03 to 1824-07-17

Rhode Island
Pawtucket. Pawtucket Times. 30 Issues. 1920-03-16 to 1921-02-06

Tennessee
Murfreesboro. *Daily News Journal. 1999-02-12 to Current

Texas
Beaumont. Beaumont Enterprise and Journal. 265 Issues. 1906-03-28 to 1911-09-30
Beaumont. Galveston News. 2 Issues. 1881-09-29 to 1882-10-26
Brownsville. Daily Metropolitan. 30 Issues. 1893-10-22 to 1893-11-30
Brownsville. *Daily Republican. 2 Issues. 1884-09-20 to 1884-09-26
Brownsville. Heraldo de Brownsville. 5 Issues. 1939-04-17 to 1939-11-22
Brownsville. Republican. 38 Issues. 1862-10-09 to 1868-07-16
Cleburne. Cleburne Morning Review. 283 Issues. 7/14/1911 to 12/20/1914
El Paso. Continental. 2 Issues. 1959-07-01 to 1959-08-29
El Paso. Independiente. 1 Issue. 1896-08-07
El Paso. Monitor. 1 Issue. 1897-07-10
San Antonio. Prensa. 540 Issues. 1918-06-10 to 1955-09-20
San Antonio. *Revista Mexicana. 19 Issues. 1919-08-03 to 1919-08-31

Utah
Salt Lake City. Salt Lake Telegram. 1 Issue. 1909-03-20
Salt Lake City. Salt Lake Tribune. 1 Issue. 1877-6-16

Virginia
Richmond. Virginia Argus. 211 Issues. 1799-07-23 to 1814-07-25

Vermont
Putney. Argus. 17 Issues. 1797-03-16 to 1799-02-26
St. Albans. St. Albans Daily Messenger. 1,420 Issues. 1839-05-09 to 1921-11-19

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GenealogyBank adding more newspapers

GenealogyBank adds newspapers from 8 States – bringing our modern newspapers in the America’s Obituaries section up to 1,144 titles.

Arkansas
Courier, The (Russellville, AR)
Obituaries: 08/23/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 08/20/2008 – Current

Hot Springs Village Voice (Hot Springs, AR)
Obituaries: 09/10/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 09/03/2008 – Current

Iowa
Ad Express & Daily Iowegian (Centerville, IA)
Death Notices: 01/02/2008 – 02/14/2008

Massachusetts
Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, MA)
Obituaries: 07/24/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 07/18/2008 – Current

Michigan
Ludington Daily News (Ludington, MI)
Obituaries: 06/11/1998 – Current
Death Notices: 02/05/1998 – Current

Mississippi
Delta Democrat Times (Greenville, MS)
Obituaries: 01/11/2002 – Current
Death Notices: 01/08/2002 – Current

North Carolina
Richmond County Daily Journal (Rockingham, NC)

Obituaries: 05/05/2003 – Current
Death Notices: 05/05/2003 – Current

Oklahoma
Duncan Banner, The (Duncan, OK)
Obituaries: 09/20/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 01/11/2008 – Current

Tennessee
Daily News Journal, The (Murfreesboro, TN)
Obituaries: 09/13/1999 – Current
Death Notices: 02/12/1999 – Current

GenealogyBank adds 63 newspapers from 21 States

GenealogyBank announced today that added 63 historical newspapers from 21 States – including 33 more Spanish language newspapers.

With well over 3,500 newspapers on GenealogyBank it has never been easier to find birth records, wedding announcements, obituaries and the biographical details of more than 1 billion of our ancestors and cousins.

These titles are live on GenealogyBank right now. Give it a try.

Arkansas
Jonesboro, AR: Jonesboro Evening Sun. 10/8/1904 to 12/27/1916

Arizona
Tucson, AZ: Tucsonense. 3/17/1915 to 11/1/1931

California
Berkeley, CA: Grito. 9/1/1967
Colton, CA: Chicano. 4/21/1968
Los Angeles. CA: Heraldo de Mexico. 12/9/1917 to 12/28/1928

Colorado
Colorado Springs, CO: Gazette-Telegraph. 1/1/1903 to 12/31/1908
San Luis, CO: Adobe 3/1/1974


Connecticut
New London, CT: New London Democrat. 1845-04-26 to 1851-01-25

Georgia
Savannah, GA: Savannah Tribune. 1/6/1912 to 12/28/1912

Idaho
Idaho City, ID: Idaho Falls Times. 1891-07-09 to 9/16/1920
Idaho City, ID: Idaho Register. 2/17/1908 to 8/7/1908
Twin Falls, ID: Twin Falls News. 4/22/1921


Illinois
Chicago, IL: Latin Times. 2/1/1958 to 5/2/1975
Chicago, IL: Vida Latina. 10/21/1954 to 12/21/1959

Louisiana
New Orleans, LA: Abeja. 1829-01-03

Massachusetts
Boston, MA: Boston Evening Transcript. 1850-03-01 to 1850-12-31
Nantucket, MA: Nantucket Inquirer. 1821-09-20 to 1830-04-24
Springfield, MA: Springfield Republican. 1886-01-01 to 1891-12-31

Missouri
Kansas City, MO: Kansas City Times. 1884-05-14 to 1896-01-31

Nebraska
Nebraska City, NE: Daily Nebraska Press. 1870-05-27

New Mexico
Las Cruces, NM: Dona Ana County Republican. 1897-03-11 to 2/15/1902
Las Cruces, NM: Labrador. 1896-09-08
Las Cruces, NM: Las Cruces Democrat. 1892-02-03 to 1899-11-29
Las Cruces, NM: Mesilla Valley Bulletin. 4/30/1937
Las Cruces, NM: Newmans Semi-Weekly. 1881-04-13
Las Cruces, NM: Thirty-Four. 1879-04-16 to 1880-11-03
Las Vegas, NM: Las Vegas Daily Gazette. 1880-07-27 to 1886-01-31
Las Vegas, NM: Misionero Bautista: Organo Oficial de la Convencion Bautista Hispano-Americana de Nuevo Mexico. 7/1/1948
Mesilla, NM: Mesilla News. 1879-02-08 to 1883-11-24
Santa Fe, NM: Daily New Mexican. 1872-04-02 to 1875-06-28
Santa Fe, NM: Santa Fe Weekly New Mexican and Livestock Journal. 1885-10-08bto
1895-12-26
Silver City, NM: Silver City Independent. 1897-08-03
Springer, NM: Colfax County Stockman. 1893-07-08
Springer, NM: Sentinel. 2/15/1901 to 12/27/1901

New York
Albany, NY: Albany Evening Journal. 1834-06-12 to 1849-03-22
Cazenovia, NY: Pilot. 1808-08-10 to 1821-09-06
Cazenovia, NY: Union Herald. 1838-05-11 to 1840-04-11
New York, NY: Grafico. 11/11/1928 to 1/3/1931
New York, NY: Jewish Daily News. 1/2/1916 to 12/31/1922
New York, NY: True Sun. 1847-05-24 to 1848-02-25
Oxford, NY: Times. 1838-10-10 to 1839-12-25
Schoharie, NY: Schoharie Observer. 1818-11-25 to 1823-05-07
Troy, NY: Times. 1885-07-09 to 1886-06-24

Ohio
Chillicothe, OH: Supporter. 1809-01-05 to 1818-01-20
Dayton, OH: Democratic Herald. 1835-05-07 to 1837-08-12
Xenia, OH: Greene County Torch-Light. 1841-07-01 to 1842-01-20

Rhode Island
Pawtucket, RI: Pawtucket Times. 1/1/1920 to 2/28/1921

Tennessee
Nashville, TN: Tennessee Gazette. 1800-02-25 to 1807-05-30

Texas
Austin, TX: Texas Gazette. 1829-09-25 to 1832-02-18
Beaumont, TX: Beaumont Enterprise & Journal. 3/28/1906 to 9/30/1911
Brazoria, TX: Texas Republican. 1834-07-05 to 1835-10-17
Brownsville, TX: Heraldo de Brownsville. 1/12/1936 to 2/29/1940
Cleburne, TX: Cleburne Morning Review. 7/4/1911 to 5/30/1916
El Paso, TX: Atalaya Bautista: Semanario Evangelico Bautista. 1/2/1908
El Paso, TX: Continental. 12/12/1934 to 3/11/1960
El Paso, TX: Evening Tribune. 1889-04-03
Kingsville, TX: Eco. 4/1/1931
Kingsville, TX: Tex. Mex. Reflector. 1/21/1921
San Antonio, TX: Pan American Labor Express. 9/4/1918 to 12/4/1918
San Antonio, TX: Prensa. 10/11/1918 to 2/19/1935

Utah
Salt Lake City, UT: Salt Lake Telegram. 2/3/1902

Virginia
Winchester, VA: Winchester Virginian. 1828-04-18 to 1836-09-06

Vermont
St. Albans, VT: St. Albans Daily Messenger. 1853-01-13 to 12/31/1922

Finding Nemo – and every Smith, Miller and Buckner in America

Whether you’re looking for William Nemo who was “shot and instantly killed about 10 o’clock last night” in Anaconda, Montana as reported in the 24 June 1903 Anaconda Standard …

or ….. Boyd C. Buckner who died July 4th in Maynardsville, Tennessee as reported in the 6 July 2008 Knoxville News Sentinel (TN) - you’ll find them – along with over one billion other people in GenealogyBank.

The US Census Bureau has released the list of the top 1,000 surnames in use in America today – as I did a spot check of each surname in GenealogyBank I found all of them represented.

There were 13,475 entries for the surname: Vang – the last name on the list and 5.7 million entries for the surname Smith – the first name on the list.

Go to GenealogyBank to find the obituary; death notice; birth announcement; wedding and engagement announcement for your relatives. It’s all in there.

Here is the complete list – what family name are you looking for?
1 SMITH
2 JOHNSON
3 WILLIAMS
4 JONES
5 BROWN
6 DAVIS
7 MILLER
8 WILSON
9 MOORE
10 TAYLOR
11 ANDERSON
12 THOMAS
13 JACKSON
14 WHITE
15 HARRIS
16 MARTIN
17 THOMPSON
18 GARCIA
19 MARTINEZ
20 ROBINSON
21 CLARK
22 RODRIGUEZ
23 LEWIS
24 LEE
25 WALKER
26 HALL
27 ALLEN
28 YOUNG
29 HERNANDEZ
30 KING
31 WRIGHT
32 LOPEZ
33 HILL
34 SCOTT
35 GREEN
36 ADAMS
37 BAKER
38 GONZALEZ
39 NELSON
40 CARTER
41 MITCHELL
42 PEREZ
43 ROBERTS
44 TURNER
45 PHILLIPS
46 CAMPBELL
47 PARKER
48 EVANS
49 EDWARDS
50 COLLINS
51 STEWART
52 SANCHEZ
53 MORRIS
54 ROGERS
55 REED
56 COOK
57 MORGAN
58 BELL
59 MURPHY
60 BAILEY
61 RIVERA
62 COOPER
63 RICHARDSON
64 COX
65 HOWARD
66 WARD
67 TORRES
68 PETERSON
69 GRAY
70 RAMIREZ
71 JAMES
72 WATSON
73 BROOKS
74 KELLY
75 SANDERS
76 PRICE
77 BENNETT
78 WOOD
79 BARNES
80 ROSS
81 HENDERSON
82 COLEMAN
83 JENKINS
84 PERRY
85 POWELL
86 LONG
87 PATTERSON
88 HUGHES
89 FLORES
90 WASHINGTON
91 BUTLER
92 SIMMONS
93 FOSTER
94 GONZALES
95 BRYANT
96 ALEXANDER
97 RUSSELL
98 GRIFFIN
99 DIAZ
100 HAYES
101 MYERS
102 FORD
103 HAMILTON
104 GRAHAM
105 SULLIVAN
106 WALLACE
107 WOODS
108 COLE
109 WEST
110 JORDAN
111 OWENS
112 REYNOLDS
113 FISHER
114 ELLIS
115 HARRISON
116 GIBSON
117 MCDONALD
118 CRUZ
119 MARSHALL
120 ORTIZ
121 GOMEZ
122 MURRAY
123 FREEMAN
124 WELLS
125 WEBB
126 SIMPSON
127 STEVENS
128 TUCKER
129 PORTER
130 HUNTER
131 HICKS
132 CRAWFORD
133 HENRY
134 BOYD
135 MASON
136 MORALES
137 KENNEDY
138 WARREN
139 DIXON
140 RAMOS
141 REYES
142 BURNS
143 GORDON
144 SHAW
145 HOLMES
146 RICE
147 ROBERTSON
148 HUNT
149 BLACK
150 DANIELS
151 PALMER
152 MILLS
153 NICHOLS
154 GRANT
155 KNIGHT
156 FERGUSON
157 ROSE
158 STONE
159 HAWKINS
160 DUNN
161 PERKINS
162 HUDSON
163 SPENCER
164 GARDNER
165 STEPHENS
166 PAYNE
167 PIERCE
168 BERRY
169 MATTHEWS
170 ARNOLD
171 WAGNER
172 WILLIS
173 RAY
174 WATKINS
175 OLSON
176 CARROLL
177 DUNCAN
178 SNYDER
179 HART
180 CUNNINGHAM
181 BRADLEY
182 LANE
183 ANDREWS
184 RUIZ
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186 FOX
187 RILEY
188 ARMSTRONG
189 CARPENTER
190 WEAVER
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192 LAWRENCE
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194 CHAVEZ
195 SIMS
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197 PETERS
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200 LAWSON
201 FIELDS
202 GUTIERREZ
203 RYAN
204 SCHMIDT
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206 VASQUEZ
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208 WHEELER
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Knoxville Gazette. Knoxville, TN. 1795 to 1818
Clarion and Tennessee Gazette. Nashville, TN. 1821 to 1874
Nashville Gazette. Nashville, TN. 1822 to 1826
Tennessee Gazette. Nashville, TN. 1800 to 1807


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