President James K. Polk – 1795-1845

President James K. Polk died June 15, 1845. GenealogyBank let’s you read the newspapers when he was elected and the accounts of his death. (Macon Telegraph – 19 June 1845)Whether you want to read about the lives of the Presidents or your ancestors – GenealogyBank has the best coverage – 1690 to Today. It... (Read More)

German Language Newspapers 1750-1898

GenealogyBank has over 3,800 newspapers – including titles in German. (Lancaster, PA: Neue Unpartheyische Lancaster Zeitung – 6 Aug 1788). GenealogyBank has 28 German-American newspapers that were published from 1750-1898 – in 6 States. You may click on the links to begin searching each newspaper immediately. MarylandFrankfort. Bartgis’s Marylandische Zeitung. 1 issue. 1789-02-18 to... (Read More)

Passenger Lists

GenealogyBank is growing – it now has nearly 300 million items.This morning I found this passenger list – published as a souvenir handbill that was likely given to the passengers on the steamship Silesia when it left on Tuesday November 30, 1869 bound for Plymouth, Cherbourg, London and Hamburg. In addition to the 3,800... (Read More)

Two timer names

Tip: “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” – but newspapers very often have the same or similar names. Be sure to carefully document your sources so that your descendants and other genealogists will know which “Daily Globe” newspaper that article came from. There were two “Daily Globe” newspapers published in... (Read More)

Episcopal Church (ECUSA) to build new Archives

The Episcopal Church (ECUSA) has purchased site for their national historical archives in downtown Austin, Texas. The Episcopal Church has bought a block in downtown Austin where it plans to build a facility to house its national archives and provide space for meetings, exhibits, research and other purposes. The church purchased the block, now... (Read More)

RFK Dies 41 years ago today

Robert F. Kennedy died 41 years ago today. With GenealogyBank.com you can read the newspapers just as your ancestors did. It has the stories of your ancestor’s lives – the famous or the obscure – whether it is 40 years ago or over 300 years ago GenealogyBank has the coverage genealogists rely on to... (Read More)