Wedding Records: Everyone Loves a Rainbow

Everyone loves a rainbow. An auspicious symbol of luck, hope and promise, rainbows signify happy new beginnings.

photo of a rainbow

Credit: Wikipedia

This was especially true for Albert Buckholtz, who married Laura Frances Rainbow in Trenton, New Jersey, in 1896.

Details of their wedding were published in this newspaper marriage announcement.

Buckholtz-Rainbow wedding announcement, Trenton Evening Times newspaper article 22 October 1896

Trenton Evening Times (Trenton, New Jersey), 22 October 1896, page 1

Do you have any Rainbows in your family tree or any other surnames with double meanings? Please share them with us in the comments.

Genealogy Tip: You can easily search for wedding announcements (by your ancestor’s first name, surname or using keywords) from the last three centuries in GenealogyBank’s newspaper archives. Simply go to: http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/?type=marriage_engagement

screenshot of the wedding announcements search page on GenealogyBank.com

Credit: GenealogyBank.com

Top Genealogy Websites: Alabama Genealogy Resources

If you’re researching your family roots in Alabama, I suggest you rely on two online sources—GenealogyBank and FamilySearch—to find digitized newspapers and genealogy records from the “Heart of Dixie.”

Concentrating your Alabama genealogy research on these two websites will give you the documentation you need to learn about your family’s stories—and the specifics of their birth, marriage and death dates.

collage of Alabama genealogy records and newspapers from FamilySearch and GenealogyBank

Credit: FamilySearch and GenealogyBank

You want to focus on the best genealogy websites—the ones that have the information you need to trace your ancestry from Alabama.

GenealogyBank has the most extensive newspaper archive of Alabama newspapers online.

Search Alabama Newspaper Archives (1816 – 1992)

Search Alabama Recent Obituaries (1992 – Current)

FamilySearch has 14 collections of early Alabama records free online.

Search Alabama Census, Probate & Vital Records

Let’s look at the marriage of Joseph A. Gilbert and Margianna Whiddon on 4 August 1859 in Mobile, Alabama.

collage of records about the 1859 wedding of Joseph A. Gilbert and Margianna Whiddon, from FamilySearch and GenealogyBank

Credit: FamilySearch and GenealogyBank

Looking in GenealogyBank’s historical Alabama newspaper archive we find their marriage announced in the Mobile Register (Mobile, Alabama), 11 August 1859, page 2.

The newspaper article tells us:

  • The date of the marriage: 4 August 1859 at 8 p.m.
  • The exact place of the marriage: “the residence of Levi H. Norton”
  • Groom: Joseph A. Gilbert, formerly of Greenville, Butler County, Alabama
  • Bride: Margianna Whiddon, “adopted daughter of the officiating gentleman”

Great genealogical information—we have the who, what, when and where.

Let’s dig deeper and find out exactly who the “officiating gentleman” at the wedding was.

Looking at the Alabama marriage certificates online records on FamilySearch we can easily find the marriage certificate for Joseph Gilbert and Margianna Whiddon.

photo of the 1859 Alabama marriage certificate for Joseph Gilbert and Margianna Whiddon

Credit: FamilySearch

Who performed the wedding?

Looking at the signature of the Justice of the Peace, it appears to be L.H. Hardin or L.H. Nordin.

“L.H. Nordin” —that looks a lot like the Levi H. Norton named in the marriage announcement published in the Mobile Register. Their wedding was performed at his home.

So—we have the “officiating gentleman’s” name from the old newspaper and, although very difficult to read, confirmed again in the signature on the marriage certificate.

The marriage certificate gives us the basic facts given in the newspaper marriage announcement: their names and the date and place of the wedding, plus it tells us who performed the wedding.

The old newspaper announcement adds the important details that the officiator was her adopted father and that Joseph Gilbert was from Greenville, Butler County, Alabama.

By using only the best genealogy resources online we can find the facts we need to document our family and, importantly, the crucial details that fill in the stories of their lives…while focusing our ancestry research and saving time.

Note that this article is part of our ongoing series covering the top genealogy websites. To read the previous articles in this series visit the links below:

Top Genealogy Websites Pt. 1: Google

Top Genealogy Websites Pt. 2: Google Books & Internet Archive

Top Genealogy Websites Pt. 3: Burial & Cemetery Records

Case Study: Using Old Newspaper Articles to Learn about Your Ancestors

Old newspapers provide the stories of our ancestors’ lives, helping to flesh out the names and dates on our family trees.

What kind of family history can be found in historical newspapers? Let’s pick a typical, ordinary family and find out.

For example, what can I discover about the Crofoot family that lived in Connecticut back to colonial times? Did they appear in the old newspapers?

Let’s see.

I’ll do a search in GenealogyBank’s Historical Newspaper Archives for the family surname Crofoot.

screenshot of GenealogyBank's newspaper search page for Crofoot

Let’s take a look at some of the surname search results.

Here is a wedding announcement article I found in an old newspaper for Ephraim Crofoot.

wedding announcement for Ephrim Crofoot and Elizabeth Winship, Connecticut Mirror newspaper article 1 May 1830

Connecticut Mirror (Hartford, Connecticut), 1 May 1830, page 3

OK. The core facts: Ephraim Crofoot married Miss Elizabeth W. Winship about April 1830 in Middletown, Connecticut.

Here is another reference to Ephraim Crofoot I found in an old newspaper death notice.

death notice for Esther Elizabeth Crofoot, Constitution newspaper article 4 October 1848

Constitution (Middletown, Connecticut), 4 October 1848, page 3

Ephraim’s daughter Esther Elizabeth, aged 17 years, died 29 September 1848. Calculating back, this means she was born about 1831.

OK. That piece seems to fit nicely in the family puzzle, since Ephraim was married the year before in 1830. Esther Elizabeth probably was the daughter of Ephraim and Elizabeth W. (Winship) Crofoot. We’ll need to do more genealogy research to confirm that.

Here is another old newspaper reference to a child of Ephraim’s: Thomas S. Crofoot.

death notice for Thomas Crofoot, Constitution newspaper article 25 August 1852

Constitution (Middletown, Connecticut), 25 August 1852, page 3

This death notice tells us that Ephraim’s son, Thomas S. Crofoot, was 19 years, 4 months old when he died in August 1852. Calculating back, that would put his birth at about April 1833. Again, that fits Ephraim’s 1830 marriage.

There is another clue: this newspaper article refers to his father as “the late Ephraim Crofoot, Esq.”

So—had our Ephraim Crofoot died by August 1852?

More genealogical facts to double check.

But, look at this old newspaper article. It is another marriage announcement for an Ephraim Crofoot, to a Betsey Sampson.

wedding announcement for Ephraim Crofoot and Betsey Sampson, Constitution newspaper article 27 February 1850

Constitution (Middletown, Connecticut), 27 February 1850, page 3

Is this the same Ephraim Crofoot? A different Ephraim Crofoot?

Had something happened to Elizabeth (Winship) Crofoot? Had she died? Was there a divorce?

It takes time to piece together all the genealogical clues and facts that document a family tree. As you can see, there are many articles in old newspapers that can help us discover the stories of our ancestors’ lives.

In the weeks ahead I will continue to report on my findings about the Crofoot family and provide similar case study examples from other typical American families to help you better understand how to find newspaper articles about your ancestors—and how you can use them to fill in your family tree.

How to Find Georgia Marriage Records

It is easy to find copies of your Georgia ancestors’ marriage certificates and records using two basic online genealogy tools: GenealogyBank.com and FamilySearch.org. If your ancestors lived in Georgia, let’s see how we can find information about them.

marriage certificate for Walter B. Dense and Mamie T. Thornton found using FamilySearch's Georgia marriage records

Marriage certificate for Walter B. Dense and Mamie T. Thornton found using FamilySearch’s Georgia marriage records. Credit: FamilySearch.

FamilySearch.org has put Georgia marriage records from 1785 to 1950 online.

You may search for these old marriage records online here: https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1927197

A typical search will produce a marriage certificate like this one for Walter B. Dense and Mamie T. Thornton.

marriage certificate for Walter B. Dense and Mamie T. Thornton

Marriage certificate for Walter B. Dense and Mamie T. Thornton. Credit: FamilySearch.

Image Credit: “Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950,” index and images, FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXVC-7NK Accessed 19 March 2013, Walter B. Dense and Mamie T. Thornton, 1879.

This historical marriage certificate tells us that they were married by the Rev. Walker Lewis on 10 September 1879 in Bibb County, Georgia.

Marriage certificates can be brief and to the point. As genealogists we are thrilled to have them and to look at them—but we want to know more about the couple and their wedding.

Newspapers can give us even more details on the lives of our ancestors.

Let’s start searching the marriage records that were published in Georgia newspapers.

Let’s strategize this search.

In this case the groom’s surname, Dense, is a common word—but the surname itself is not very common. The word “dense” could possibly appear in a marriage announcement, but it is not likely to come up except as a surname.

By searching on the “Georgia Marriage Records” page in GenealogyBank I can focus my search results to bring up just marriage announcements that were printed in Georgia newspapers.

GenealogyBank search page for Georgia Marriage Records & Engagement Announcements

GenealogyBank search page for Georgia Marriage Records & Engagement Announcements

Search Georgia marriage records at GenealogyBank here: http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Georgia/?type=marriage_engagement

GenealogyBank search box and search results page for Dense wedding

GenealogyBank search box and search results page for Dense wedding

That worked: their wedding announcement was the first of ten search results.

Marriage in First Street Methodist Church, Macon Daily Telegraph newspaper article 16 September 1879

Macon Daily Telegraph (Macon, Georgia), 16 September 1879, page 4

The historical newspaper article is giving us a lot more detail about the wedding then the basic facts recorded on the marriage certificate—so many details that we can almost picture the wedding in our minds.

Marriage in First Street Methodist Church, Macon Daily Telegraph newspaper article 16 September 1879, page 4

Macon Daily Telegraph (Macon, Georgia), 16 September 1879, page 4

  • For example, we learn that the couple was married at the First Methodist Church in Macon, Georgia.
  • The church, “crowded to its utmost capacity,” was “tastefully decorated with evergreens” at half past eight in the evening when the wedding began.
  • The old newspaper article named the members of the wedding party and chief guests.
  • The Rev. Walker Lewis performed the wedding ceremony “in a clear and distinct manner.”
  • At the end of the ceremony “Professor Coley played the wedding march.”

Think about it—the details, the setting…picture the wedding scene in your mind.

The end of the old newspaper marriage announcement gives us even more details about the family and their occupations, and describes the reception and supper that followed at the bride’s father’s (Reuben Thornton) home on Second Street.

Marriage in First Street Methodist Church, Macon Daily Telegraph newspaper article 16 September 1879, page 4

Macon Daily Telegraph (Macon, Georgia), 16 September 1879, page 4

Details about special life events like this are only found in historical newspapers.

These are two great genealogy resources for finding your Georgia marriage records: the certificates on FamilySearch, and the newspaper marriage announcements in GenealogyBank with the details about the couple and the wedding.

Oh, the newspaper editor added one more comment about this wedding.

Marriage in First Street Methodist Church, Macon Daily Telegraph newspaper article 16 September 1879, page 4

Macon Daily Telegraph (Macon, Georgia), 16 September 1879, page 4

The editor had described the packed church and the beautiful wedding and added “At the close Professor Coley played the wedding march, and the dense audience dispersed.”

It’s great to not only learn about the details of our ancestors’ lives and weddings— it’s also fun to see the wry humor of the times.

It’s a great day for genealogy!

Treasured Discovery: Only-Known Photos of Ancestors Found in Old Newspapers

Introduction: Scott Phillips is a genealogical historian and owner of Onward To Our Past® genealogy services. In this guest blog post, Scott tells about finding the only-known photos of two of his ancestors in old newspaper wedding announcements—and a surprising engagement notice that told him something he never knew about his own mother!

Summertime! The livin’ is easy and traditionally it is the time for weddings. My bride and I just celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary a short time ago and it got me to thinking about how much I have gained in my family history and genealogy work from searching for engagement notices and wedding announcements in GenealogyBank.com.

Mr. & Mrs. Scott Phillips Wedding Photo 1975

The author’s wedding photo from 1975.

As many of us go about developing and nurturing our family trees, I think you’ll agree that one of the best aspects of that work is discovering photographs of our ancestors. Let me tell you, few places that I have found beat newspaper engagement and wedding stories for personal photos—sometimes the only picture anyone in the family has of a particular ancestor. I have had terrific success in my family tree with these types of articles.

A great example was the newspaper article I recently found when researching my Havlic branch. I discovered the wedding announcement for Eleanor Anna Havlic as reported in the Plain Dealer on 30 September 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio. Not only was I thrilled that there was a picture of my ancestor, but it showed some lovely period dress for a 1928 wedding. Additionally, I was treated to the names of parents, spouse, in-laws, addresses of both, the new couple’s home address, bridal party members, wedding date, and the name of their church.

Mrs Louis J Beran Old Marriage Announcement

Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), 30 September 1928, page 50.

Another nice find for me was the wedding story of another cousin, Margaret Tager, again in the Plain Dealer (27 August 1961) in Cleveland. Once more I was excited to find an old wedding photo that illustrated the current fashion, this time of the early 1960s, plus addresses, parents’ and in-laws’ names, the name of the church where the ceremony was held—and there was even a mention of where both the bride and groom attended college. As an added treat, the newspaper article explained where the couple honeymooned.

Margaret Ann Tager Marriage Announcement

Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), 27 August 1961, page 108.

In the case of both of the above family members, the old newspaper articles provided me with the only photos I have of these particular ancestors, which make them all the more important to my work, my family, and our family tree.

Oh, and don’t forget that every so often you just might find one of those “ah-ha” moments we all enjoy so much in genealogy. I had one myself not long ago.

After working on one of my grandparent’s branches I was having some fun searching different family surnames to see what I could find. As I was running my grandmother’s married name lo and behold I found an engagement announcement! I clicked on the article to find…my mother had been engaged one time before becoming engaged to, and then marrying, the man who was to become my father. This was a fact that had not been a topic of discussion in my life ever before.

Thank goodness my mom made the choice she did or I wouldn’t be here writing this today!

That was a close call…and a really fun discovery.

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Newspapers are the next big thing for genealogists, with news stories that can flesh out the names and dates on your family tree so that you can better know your ancestors. With over 1.2 billion  genealogy records online, GenealogyBank is the best source for mining old newspapers for engagement, wedding, and anniversary announcements—as well as for divorce records.

GenealogyBank search form for marriage records and engagement announcements

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Practical and timely, this informative presentation will show the research skills you need to get the most out of GenealogyBank’s online historical newspaper archives.

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

GenealogyBank adding newspapers from 22 States

In a major release GenealogyBank today announced that it is adding 67 historical newspapers from 22 States – including 32 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.

Photo courtesy: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC – LC-USW3-F104-009104-E [P&P].
Alaska
AK. Juneau. Daily Record-Miner. 1903 to 1911

Arkansas
AR. Helena. Western Clarion. 1864 to 1865
AR. Jonesboro. Jonesboro Evening Sun. 1905 to 1916
AR. Heber Springs. Jacksonian. 1890 to 1904

California
CA. Sacramento. Prensa Libre. 1969 to 1970

Connecticut
CT. Danielsonville. Windham County Transcript. 1863 to 1890
CT. New London. New London Daily Chronicle. 1849 to 1861
CT. New London. New London Democrat. 1846 to 1873
CT. Norwich. Norwich Morning Bulletin. 1860 to 1887

Florida
FL. Tampa. Revista de Cuba Libre. 1897 to 1898

Georgia
GA. Savannah. Georgia Republican & State Intelligencer. 1803 to 1807

Idaho
ID. Twin Falls. Twin Falls Daily News. 1918 to 1922

Illinois
IL. Chicago. Sol de Chicago. 1960
IL. Centralia Marion Co. Centralia Sentinel. 1863 to 1867
IL. Chicago. Vorbote. 1974 to 1876

Kansas
KS. Topeka. Colored Citizen. 1978 to 1904

Massachusetts
MA. Stoughton. Stoughton Sentinel. 1863 to 1874

Maryland
MD. Bel-Air. National American. 1861 to 1865
MD. Chestertown. Chestertown Transcript. 1866 to 1876
MD. Fredrick. Republican Gazette & General Advertiser. 1822 to

Minnesota
MN. St. Paul. Daily Minnesota Pioneer. 1854 to 1855
MN. St. Paul. Saint Paul Daily Press. 1868 to 1872

Missouri
MO. Kansas City.
Kansas City Times. 1884 to 1895

Mississippi
MS. Vicksburg. Daily Commercial. 1877 to 1882

Nebraska
NE. Nebraska City. Daily Nebraska Press. 1868 to 1876
North Carolina
NC. Raleigh. Semi-Weekly Standard. 1861 to 1863

New York
NY. Bronx. Republicas Hispanas Unidas. 1943
NY. Bronx. Vida Hispana. 1953 to 1954
NY. Brooklyn. Curioso. 1934 to 1935
NY. Cazenovia. Union Herald. 1838 to 1840
NY. New York. Ahora. 1950
NY. New York. Alba de Nueva York. 1954
NY. New York. America Continental. 1956
NY. New York. Americana. 1947 to 1948
NY. New York. Artistas Hispanos. 1948
NY. New York. Ateneo. 1934
NY. New York. Cascabeles. 1934
NY. New York. Crisol. 1949
NY. New York. Cronica. 1950 to 1950
NY. New York. Eco Antillano. 1941 to 1942
NY. New York. Guaimaro. 1895 to 1896
NY. New York. Kan-de-la. 1949
NY. New York. Liberacion. 1946 to 1959
NY. New York. Machete Criollo. 1927
NY. New York. New Yorker Volkszeitung. 1886 to 1898
NY. New York. Nueva Republica. 1897 to 1898
NY. New York. Nueva Voz. 1962 to 1965
NY. New York. Nueva York al Dia. 1945
NY. New York. Pueblos Hispanos. 1953 to 1944
NY. New York. Puerto Rico en Marcha. 1951 to 1969
NY. New York. Semanario. 1955
NY. New York. Seminario Hispano. 1946
NY. New York. Soberania. 1958
NY. New York. Voz. 1960 to 1962

Ohio
OH. Cincinnati. Cincinnati Weekly Herald and the Philantropist. 1936 to 1840
OH. Ravenna. Portage County Democrat. 1854 to 1855
OH. Wooster. Wooster Republican. 1862 to 1863
OH. Xenia. Greene County Journal. 1863 to 1864
OH. Cincinnati. Cincinnati Volksfreund. 1863 to 1864
OK. Miami. Miami Record-Herald. 1899 to 1903

Pennsylvania
PA. Philadelphia. Sunday Mercury. 1864 to 1865

Texas
TX. Cleburne. Cleburne Morning Review. 1911 to 1916
TX. Galveston. Galveston News. 1877 to 1893
TX. Kingsville. Accion. 1931 to 1932
TX. San Antonio. Revista Mexicana. 1916 to 1920
TX. Taft. Pan Americana News. 1942 to 1956

Utah
UT. Salt Lake City. Inter-Mountain Advocate. 1894 to 1897

Kentucky Newspapers online

List of Kentucky newspapers that are scheduled to go online on GenealogyBank in the months ahead.

Quickly find obituaries; birth, engagement & wedding announcements; and so much more.

(Stephen Foster’s My Old Kentucky Home …. courtesy of Library of Congress, Music for the Nation)

List of upcoming Kentucky Newspapers that will be added to GenealogyBank

Bardstown, KY. Western American 1803 to 1804
Frankfort, KY. Argus of Western America. 1816 to 1834 Frankfort, KY. Guardian of Freedom. 1798 to 1804
Paris, KY. Western Citizen. 1804 to 1816
Russellville, KY. Mirror. 1806 to 1807

and here’s the list of Kentucky newspapers that GenealogyBank already has online:

Bowling Green, KY. Daily News. 7/2/1999 to Today
Covington, KY. Kentucky Post. 4/2/1990 to 12/31/2007
Danville, KY. Mirror. 9/3/1804 to 12/1/1807
Danville, KY. People’s Friend. 1/30/1819 to 1/30/1819
Frankfort, KY. Frankfort Argus – variant title: Argus; Argus of Western America
2/3/1808 to 6/28/1821
Frankfort, KY. Kentucky Journal. 12/5/1795 to 12/5/1795
Frankfort, KY. Western World. 7/7/1806 to 6/8/1810
Ft Mitchell, KY. Kentucky Enquirer. 1/1/1999 to Today
Georgetown, KY. Telegraph. 9/25/1811 to 12/22/1813
Harlan, KY. Harlan Daily Enterprise. 11/17/2005 to Today
Harrodsburg, KY. Kentucky People. 3/18/1870 to 8/25/1871
Henderson, KY. Gleaner. 4/14/2006 to Today
Lancaster, KY. Political Theatre. 11/18/1808 to 7/26/1809
Lexington, KY. Kentucky Gazette. 3/15/1794 to 12/28/1837
Lexington, KY. Lexington Herald – variant titles: Lexington Daily Press; Lexington Daily Press-Transcript. 1/1/1907 to 12/31/1922
Lexington, KY. Lexington Herald-Leader. 5/1/1906 to 12/31/1907

Lexington, KY. Lexington Herald-Leader. 1/25/1984 to Today
Lexington, KY. Morning Herald. 1/1/1896 to 4/30/1906
Lexington, KY. Reporter – variant title: Kentucky Reporter. 3/12/1808 to 12/25/1820
Lexington, KY. Stewart Kentucky Herald. 7/14/1795 to 9/15/1801
Lexington, KY. Western Monitor. 8/3/1814 to 12/20/1817
Louisville, KY. Courier-Journal. 1/13/1999 to Today
Louisville, KY. Weekly Courier-Journal. 5/19/1879 to 7/29/1889
Maysville, KY. Eagle. 1/19/1815 to 3/27/1818
Middlesboro, KY. Daily News. 2/1/2007 to Today
Owensboro, KY. Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer. 9/1/1988 to Today
Richmond, KY. Globe. 1/24/1810 to 0/17/1810
Russellville, KY. News-Democrat & Leader. 12/13/2005 to Today
Washington, KY. Republican Auxiliary. 8/15/1807 to 8/15/1807
Washington, KY. Union. 3/8/1814 to 5/19/1817

Breaking News – GenealogyBank adds 219 newspapers from 37 States

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

You can search them right now.

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.

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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