Funerals

I attended a funeral today for an old family friend that we have known for over 44 years, Axel Ohrn. Seeing people I have not seen in decades Axel’s funeral was a reunion as family and friends gathered from around the state of Connecticut to remember and honor him. He was 98 years old.... (Read More)

Here comes the bride …

Newspaper marriage announcements can give you important clues for your family history. Boston Journal – 2 May 1877 This one tells us where & when the marriage took place; the name of the minister; the names of the bride & groom and where they were from. This marriage notice from the Public Ledger 23... (Read More)

A, E, I, O, U and sometimes Y

I am often asked: Do you have Canadian newspapers in GenealogyBank?Well, no we don’t – but that’s not the question you want to ask. GenealogyBank has over 3,800 newspapers – all of them published in the United States – but it has several million articles, records and documents on Canadians. Tip: I have been... (Read More)

Daily New Mexican (Santa Fe, NM) newspaper 1871-1887

GenealogyBank has added the Daily New Mexican (Santa Fe, NM) 1871-1887. GenealogyBank has over 3,800 newspapers from all 50 States, going from 1690 to Today. Search the Daily New Mexican for specific obituaries, marriage or birth announcements as well as news articles of the day. I used to live in New Mexico and was... (Read More)

GenealogyBank adds Dutchess Observer (Poughkeepsie, NY) Newspaper

GenealogyBank has added the Dutchess Observer – 1816-1821 – an historical newspaper published in Poughkeepsie, NY. This early American newspaper includes local news, obituaries and birth announcements. Click here & search this paper Find and document your ancestors in GenealogyBank – the best source for old newspapers on the planet.Period!.. (Read More)

Jamaican historical documents being rescued

The British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme reported this week that it has completed its Inventory of Archival Holdings in Jamaica – zeroing in on the records at greatest risk. Manumission record. Jamaica Archives and Records Department The report concentrated on manuscript genealogical resources most at risk, “specifically in the National Library of Jamaica and... (Read More)