Idaho Statesman turns 145 years old!

Congratulations to the Idaho Statesman newspaper – it turned 145 years old yesterday! Click Here to search the old pages of the Idaho Statesman 1864-1922 in GenealogyBank. Read about the fall of Richmond and the ending of the Civil War; sift the paper for the old obituaries, marriage notices and birth announcements. “But now... (Read More)

The Old Cemetery – a tour in 1822

Newspaper articles can tell us about our ancestors and also the details of the cemeteries where they were buried. “English names often startled us as we walked through the alleys of tombstones…” (Photo: Craig Patik, 2000) I found this article giving a detailed tour of the Père Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetière du Père-Lachaise) written in... (Read More)

Marriage Announcements –

Get the most out of GenealogyBank! (J. Stewart wedding – 1903, Nekoma, ND. LOC.gov) Whether you’re looking for a wedding announcement published on July 22, 1802, July 22, 1862 or July 22,1962 – GenealogyBank is your comprehensive source. I didn’t know that was in GenealogyBank! (Dallas (TX) Morning News – 22 July 1962)(Maine Eagle... (Read More)

Genealogy – Growing Even More Popular

“In ever increasing numbers … genealogists becoming more numerous … in every part of the country.” “Almost every large city has its own genealogical society.” That sounds like an article from today’s newspaper – but it was written in 1912. (Read the complete article – 16 Dec 1912 San Jose Mercury News). But it... (Read More)

African American Funeral Program Collection Online

Hat’s off to the: East Central Georgia Regional Library. They have put their African American Funeral Program Collection online.This impressive collection has more than 1,000 funeral programs from the greater Augusta, Georgia area. They date from 1933 to 2008, with the bulk of the collection starting from 1960 to 2008. According to the website:... (Read More)

Revolutionary War Graves List

Get the most out of GenealogyBank! The annual reports of the DAR – Daughters of the American Revolution are in GenealogyBank. They were published annually as part of the US Serial Set. I didn’t know that was in GenealogyBank! One of the important contributions that the DAR has made over the past 119 years... (Read More)

Deaths at the US Soldiers’ Home – Washington, DC 1898-1899

Get the most out of GenealogyBank! (Illustration – US Soldiers’ Home – Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division – Digital ID: npcc 18971) GenealogyBank has more than 250,000 historical documents and reports – like the Annual Reports of the War Department. The War Department, like all US Government Agencies issues an annual report... (Read More)

The Old Pioneers …

Our town just celebrated “Old Home Days” – other towns call it Pioneer Day; Settler’s Day – where the old stories are told and lives well lived remembered. Towns across America will be celebrating their heritage this summer and newspapers will be interviewing the “old timers”. Newspapers are a good source for finding the... (Read More)