Space age technology unraveling ancient manuscripts

Alexandra Alter reports in today’s Wall Street Journal on global projects to digitize and make available the world’s ancient manuscripts that have long been unreadable. Click here to read her article: The Next Age of Discovery. (Wall Street Journal, 8 May 2009). “Archivists at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore used multispectral imaging to... (Read More)

US Army Register, full-text, digital copies on GenealogyBank

GenealogyBank has over 250,000 historical documents and books.One of the more popular titles is the US Army Register. This annual register gives genealogical information about the personnel in the US Army. There are similar publications for the US Navy and US Air Force etc. The first Army Register was issued in 1813. The format... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds 9 newspapers from 6 states

GenealogyBank is expanding it’s coverage adding 9 newspapers from 6 states: California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri and North CarolinaCaliforniaDaily Independent (Ridgecrest, CA) Obituaries: 04/11/2009 – CurrentDeath Notices: 04/07/2009 – CurrentColoradoBent County Democrat (Las Animas, CO) Obituaries: 04/13/2009 – Current Death Notices: 04/07/2009 – Current IllinoisClay County Advocate-Press (Flora, IL)Obituaries: 04/10/2009 – CurrentDeath Notices: 03/27/2009... (Read More)

Genealogist Obituaries – genealogists in 11 states pass away

Genealogists in 11 states pass away. CT, MA, MI, MN, NH, OK, PA, TN, UT, WA, WV Bell, Frederick R. (1945-2009)Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA) – May 6, 2009 Brown, Robert Arthur. (1927-2009)Knoxville News Sentinel (TN) – May 6, 2009 Carrington, Hiram D., Jr. (1930-2009)Republican-American (Waterbury, CT) – May 5, 2009 Church, James. (1925-2009)Star Tribune (Minneapolis,... (Read More)

Disciples of Christ Historical Society sustains severe water damage

DeciplesWorld is reporting that “the Nashville-based Disciples of Christ Historical Society suffered severe water damage the last weekend of April when what the organization believes was a faulty valve in the heating and air-conditioning system allowed gallons of water to pour from top to bottom of the half-century-old Thomas W. Phillips Memorial Archives that... (Read More)

Genealogist Obituaries – 12 Genealogists in 7 States have passed away.

12 genealogists in 7 States have passed away. Baker, Francis J. (1916-2009)News Journal (Mansfield, OH). May 1, 2009Beeson, Myron. (1926-2009)Salt Lake Tribune (UT). May 3, 2009 Cantwell, Nancy Carolyn McKissack. (1933-2009)Denton Record-Chronicle (TX). May 3, 2009Clever, Evelyn L. (1910-2009)Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT). May 2, 2009 Davis, Pauline Rose. (1931-2009)Deseret News (Salt Lake... (Read More)

Hawaii Newspapers Online (1805-1893, 1999-Today)

GenealogyBank.com has Hawaii newspapers, 1805-1893, 1999-Today online Click here to search all Hawaiian Newspapers 1805-1893Click on the links below to search specific newspapersFolio 1820-1855Friend 1805-1880Honolulu Advertiser 1999-TodayHawaiian Gazette 1865-1893Pacific Commercial Advertiser 1856-1876Polynesian 1840-1858Sandwich Island News 1846Temperance Advocate 1843West Hawaii Today 2008-Today.. (Read More)

Old Man of the Mountain – RIP 3 May 2003

It was six years ago that the Old Man of the Mountain fell. His passing is as deeply felt today as when I heard the shocking news in 2003. It came across as a cable news bulletin. Hikers had heard the awful rumble in the early hours while it was still dark and when... (Read More)